Posts Tagged ‘garden lighting’

Garden lights: How to Design a Garden Lighting Scheme Pt.II

In Pt. 2 of this three-part article on How to Design a Garden Lighting Scheme, we look at garden lights, the fixtures, what they are and how they are used.  Garden Lights: Spot Lights The fixtures pictured above are examples of bullet-style spotlight fixtures. The one on the left is in a bronze finish and the one on the right is in a black finish. They can be mounted on the ground using stake mounts. Or can be hard mounted using adjustable angle base brackets when on hard surfaces or trees. These fixtures can utilize either 2-pin halogen, incandescent or LED bulbs up to 20 watts. If more [...]

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OUTSIDE LIGHTS: HOW TO DESIGN A GARDEN LIGHTING SCHEME

Outside Lights: How to Design a Garden Lighting Scheme

Outside lights are fundamental to any successful landscape scheme.  In this 3 part article, we’ll discuss the different outside light fittings as well as their quality and durability. The different lamps available, as well as how, what and where to place outside lights for maximum effect. The first thing you need to accept is that unless you intend to play night-time soccer, you don’t need to floodlight your garden. Neither will you want to do the same things at night, as you would do during the daytime. (And I’m not just talking weeding!). Even walking around the garden after dark [...]

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