Now that the nights are very gradually starting to draw in, you might think that will restrict the amount of time you can spend in your garden. Wrong! Simple and cost-effective lighting systems ensure you can continue to enjoy your outdoor space for much longer. And there are other benefits to outdoor lighting systems too, as Lumberjacks – suppliers of low voltage lighting in and around Ipswich – can explain.
It’s not just functional, outdoor lighting for your garden can help make it more attractive, whatever time of year (or day) it is. This particularly applies when it comes to highlighting certain plants and trees and is especially true for the evening and at night time. Carefully placed outdoor lighting also means you can distract attention from some of the less visually appealing aspects of your garden, such as compost heaps or the storage space needed for your waste or recycling bins.
Outdoor lighting in your garden can also have seasonal applications. For example, if you don’t fancy the hassle of having a real Christmas tree inside your home, you could always have one in your garden and light it up accordingly.
Other seasonal occasions which can be marked this way include birthdays and Halloween (great for children, if you add some spooky masks and a pumpkin or two!).
The Additional Security
Having an outdoor lighting presence in your garden has a proven deterrent value when it comes to discouraging thieves and burglars. If your lighting system has a timer element or is a smart device that you can program, you can add timing parameters (for example, by setting the lights to come on at the same time every day) to make people believe you are at home, even if you’re away on holiday.
On a purely practical level, outdoor lighting for your garden can help you to get from your car to your house (or on foot if you have been visiting a neighbour) – it also makes it much easier to see your way round garden ornaments, and there’s less chance of accidentally treading on some of your precious plants.
Also, if you have any water features such as a pond, outdoor lighting can help avoid any untimely (not to mention wet!) accidents at night.
Other Safety Factors
Low voltage outdoor lighting is much better from a safety perspective as well - the 12 volts used in such systems is much safer than the 240 volts required for more complex set-ups. The lower current means there’s also a much lower risk for the user – not just during the installation, but it also decreases the chance for electric shocks and the dangers which can often occur in wet and stormy weather.
The Extra Use You’ll Get Out of Your Garden
Wherever and whenever you use outdoor lighting, you’ll get a lot more use out of your garden – whether it’s in the evening or during the autumn and winter months due to the extra illumination.
For example, it’s much easier to eat outdoors in the evening if you can turn on your outdoor lighting at the flick of a switch, and you’ll also be able to enjoy your garden from inside the house as well if it’s all lit up.
Low Voltage Lighting in Ipswich from Lumberjacks
At Lumberjacks we stock Ellumiere systems – they are very simple to install (you don’t need to be a qualified electrician to connect them up), are long-lasting and will really give your garden an extra something special however you choose to place them.
All our Ellumiere products can be found here. They are fully waterproofed, come with a two-year warranty and can be set up in a number of different ways. It’s simply a case of selecting the type of lights you’d like, then the cabling and (finally) the transformer you will need to power them.
If you need any help, then we have compiled this handy ‘How to’ guide on setting them up on decking. There’s also couple of YouTube videos here. If you have any questions, you can also contact us by following this link and filling in the online form; you can also call us on 01473 461394.