Using wall lights and bollards to light up your garden

Using wall lights and bollards to light up your garden

Illuminating your garden brings a number of benefits with it, including enhanced entrance appeal to create that perfect first impression. Lets take a closer look at the advantages below.

 Highlight features of your garden
You can also use lighting to show off shrubs, trees, gables, porches or indeed any other particular architectural feature ~ as well as any potential safety hazards.

Lighting also does a great deal to create atmosphere, which is perfect if you're welcoming guests to an evening party. And with wall lights on your patio or porch, you can also create different moods, while also expanding your living space.

It can be easy to forget that you can enjoy your gorgeously lit garden by admiring the view from inside the house as well.

 Increase home security
What's more, good lighting seriously increases your homes security and safety. Visitors can walk to your front door without danger of stumbling, while outdoors, night-time entertaining also becomes a lot safer.

Plan your garden lighting well, thinking carefully about what features you want to highlight. Experiment with different light angles using a torch, and notice the shadows that are created and the effect they have on your overall design.

And avoid creating too much glare, unless you are purely using lights for security. A little can go a long way.

 Using garden wall lights
These kind of lights are quite different to spotlights in that they both provide an outdoor area with light while looking good in their own right as well. They can be powered by mains power, while some are also battery or solar-operated.

 Garden bollard lights
These look a little like miniature versions of street lights. If you are lucky enough to have a larger garden, they will work particularly well in this kind of space.

You can find these kinds of lights in a wide variety of styles and sizes. With this kind of illumination, as well as style and size, think about how the light is emitted.

Some models provide 360° of light, which is ideal for bigger, more open spaces. Others shine in just one direction, creating a narrower light beam to highlight what is immediately in front of it, instead of what is around it.

Bollards are great for broader garden paths, lawns and driveways.

 How we can help
At 4liteuk, we supply a wide range of wall-based and bollard lights to illuminate your garden. We also have 25 years' industry experience. Browse our range and ask us any questions you may have.