When you are planning the illumination of your outdoor spaces, there are many factors for your to consider. Do any of your areas require task lights? And which parts of your installation require an ambient glow? The more you prepare and plan an installation, the more you will gain in terms of both style and function, for the future use of this valuable outdoor space.
Now on the market are many great energy saving options for outdoor use that reduce energy consumption by up to 80%, making them less expensive to run than standard fittings. New LED Technology is further adding another dimension, with many new lights being offered by our manufactures in both modern and traditional designs. Please take time to have a look through our entire range, or call our fully trained sales staff on 0800 046 9041 or 01223 897210 for further help and advice.
Our vast outdoor light range include wall fittings, lantern style, spotlights, lamp Posts, bollards and fittings for the ground which range from walkover and decking fittings to heavy duty drive over versions.
You can create dramatic scenes within an area simply by highlighting trees in both summer and winter, or by directing light towards ground based shrubs with uplighter and spotlights, these effects can also be used on the exterior walls of buildings to create shadows and highlights on brickwork and colour washed surfaces. With an extensive range of different fittings with a variety of fixings from ground spikes to hanging brackets, you will be sure to find something that suits your specific taste, style and buildings.
We are always available to assist you in your choice of fitting, with staff that have over 30 years experience in the industry combined with lights selected from high quality manufacturers in the UK and throughout the world. Please call us Free on 0800 046 9041 or 01223 897210 Tech Help Email [email protected]
Outdoor lighting can be used in many ways around the home from simple decoration to a full garden illumination project. It can be used to light up the front back and sides of your property so as to offer a warm welcome home after a long day and also to offer guest and visitors onto your property. Many customers choose from our large range of outdoor lighting for essential safety and security. Your own personal requirements, style and purpose are the key things you should consider when choosing between outdoor lighting options. Below we will try and help guide you through some of the options that are available to you from our web site and from our extensive showroom in Cambridgeshire where you are welcome to visit and view the extensive display of outdoor lights that we have on show, we look forward to being of assistance in the future.
Fixed Style Lights
Outdoor lighting comes in a large variety of different styles and finishes with each fitting being carefully designed to meet all relevant safety standards and building regulations within its need to fulfil a particular need. One of the main types of fitting you can select are our fixed wired fittings that create a permanent lighting solution within an area such as entrance porch, side and back walls, driveways and gardens. A permanent lighting fixture outdoors can be one of the most effective solutions, whether it’s motion sensor security lights or an old style lamp to light up your entrance or patio. This type of light needs to be wired into your current electricity supply and would then be controlled with an standard light switch from inside the house or from a outdoor IP rated switch positioned outside to suit your requirements. Wiring can also be extended from the house so that Lighting can also be fitted elsewhere like a garden or driveway, installed into decking or patio projects or to light up trees, pathways and other areas.
Spotlights are now widely used within the garden to light up individual areas to great effect and can be used in even the smallest of areas. We have had customers use spotlights placed inside a planter to light up a favourite shrub or back light a wall with fantastic results. ground lights can be used at the base of a tree to give dramatic upward light effects and shadows which look good all year around when the trees are in full leaf as well as when the twisted branches are exposed in the winter. Decking lights give a good decorative effect nearer to the house or around seating areas that have been created. Available in may sizes and diameters these versatile fittings give a good ambient light at low level so that you can again created some stunning effects and displays within your outdoor spaces. Post and bollard lights should have a mention in this section as they too can be used to good effect when installed along pathways or at the edge of lawns and steps. get your sketch pad out and start designing your own design to make your outdoor space your own.
When security is your main reason for adding outdoor lighting to your home, we are certainly able to help we have a whole range of products designed with this specific purpose in mind. From Motion sensor controlled floodlights, to the latest Microwave sensor floodlights that automatically map out the area in front of he light and constantly monitor the area, when any change is detected within that area the fitting switches on the power to the lights to illuminate the area. These impressive fittings come as a stand alone floodlight or with a remote control facility that can be controlled by the user giving full flexibility and adjustability. Also remember that subtle lighting such as ornate Lamp posts can also be used to double as a security measure and deter unwanted guests from entering your property it is well known that the darker an area the more inviting it becomes for people who don't wish to be seen. Please be considerate to neighbouring properties when designing and choosing your outdoor lights as light pollution can be the cause of irritation when poorly installed in the wrong position.
Safety Is Best
The in installation of outdoor lighting should be a fairly easy and achievable project. But do remember that electricity can be dangerous when installed incorrectly we would always recommend that you use a qualified electrician and that any work complete by yourself is at least fully checked over by a professional. If your outdoor light installation extends beyond you house or property and is running from the mains supply, you to need to use specially approved wiring equipment such as steel conduit and or steel wire armoured cable, buried in a trench to a depth approved by current UK wiring regulations, your electrician or bodies such as the NICEIC will be able to give you full details on current regulations before any works are commenced outside. Outdoor lighting is now very safe when installed correctly with the correct circuit protection and wiring materials so you will be able to have to lighting you require for outside extending your living space and adding enjoyment and security to the whole of your property. If we here at onlinelighting can be of any further assistance please simply call our offices 01223 89721 or email us [email protected]. Alternatively visit our showroom and one of our helpful staff will be happy to advise you further.