To mark the arrival of spring, why not invest in LED garden lights to make the most of your outdoor environment?
Spring has arrived with a bang, with much of the UK enjoying warm and sunny weather during the first half of March. After a wet and largely mild winter, flowers are arriving early and in volume – a sure sign that the dark and cold days are being left behind.
There’s plenty of colour to enjoy in the garden, depending on the flowers you have growing, so make sure you make the most of it by getting outdoors. Even in the evenings, when the light fades, many homeowners like to enjoy a relaxing hour surrounded by the latest bloom.
If you’ve had the foresight to install garden lighting, there may be no need to head inside at all – even when the sun has gone in. With mild spring temperatures to enjoy, why not enjoy your dinner or a glass of wine outside in the garden or on the patio.
Your garden lights can optimise the glow of the flowers, bringing the entire garden to life – even after dusk. The bulbs can create a wonderful aesthetic for you to enjoy, and perhaps show off to your neighbours, family members and friends.
Garden lights are not costly
The availability of LED garden lights means it is possible to light up your garden highly efficiently – without significantly adding to your household bills. Since LED bulbs use up to 90 per cent less electricity than other types of bulbs, having garden lights on – even throughout the night – will not make much of a difference to your monthly outgoings.
LED light bulbs are highly efficient, which means you do not have to worry about harming the environment either. They can be used to lower households’ carbon footprint, something which can be important for those with an interest in protecting the planet.
It would be a shame to spend so long creating a wonderful garden, full of plants and the wildlife they attract, and not consider the impact of lighting activity on the natural world. But due to the low electricity consumption of LEDs, there is no need to worry about planting another tree to offset your carbon output.
Where to install LED garden lights?
LED garden lights can be used for any number of purposes, in a variety of different outdoor features. Options include ground lights for installation in decking, patios and paths, spotlights for illuminating specimen plants and garden features, and brick lights for installation in patios or pots.
Ultimately, every homeowner has a choice, depending on the look they want to create and the design of their garden. Many homeowners choose to mix different components and colours together – this can create unique effects for different areas of the garden. Common choices include cool blue LED lights near a pond, white bulbs on paths or driveways and amber in seating areas.
Deploying LED garden lights
Homewatt offers a modular range of low voltage LED garden lights which are easy to install and use outdoors. The lights utilise simple plug and play technology, meaning there should be no need to bring in an electrician to carry out wiring work.
In order to deploy LED garden lights, you will need a transformer and main connector cable. With these tools in hand, it is simply a case of adding the lighting components you want to bring out the best in your borders.