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Tip-toeing through the tulips on a dark night is likely to end in tripping and tragedy, or have you arrested as a stalker. Safety and security are two of the main reasons for lighting up the outdoors. The other is ambience, looking good and creating atmosphere. Often the three can be combined.
Presuming you have decided to go beyond using a flashlight, or looking out from a glass walled home into the creepy darkness it is time to decide upon a lighting system, or combination of systems. Do you yearn to show off your fabulous pool, or just make sure any visitors don’t decide to come back and sue you after stumbling on the path? Perhaps you just want to be able to light up the BBQ area or patio. Many options are available whatever your budget.
To light up a path, small garden, or patio area portable solar powered lights may be the answer. They are inexpensive and you can add to the collection as the budget allows. These lights can be poked in anywhere you want them and are easy to change around, just as you move your plants. The main downside to solar lights is lack of sunshine to keep them charged, in which case they take subdued lighting to beyond usefulness.
If the area you want to light up is not used all the time then candlelight or kerosene lanterns are good for providing ambient lighting on special occasions. Outdoor dining areas can also benefit from a combined heating and lighting unit and these are available in a vast array of sizes and prices to suit any area.
For more permanent outdoor lighting solutions low voltage cabling is relatively inexpensive to install. Many of these systems run on inexpensive LED lights which can be extremely bright or provide warm white light. If you want super bright then halogen is still the way to go but be aware that it can damage any nearby foliage.
If your aim is ambient lighting for a larger outdoor area a few things are recommended. Large trees always look impressive with a mix of uplights and downlights. Lit water features, either ponds or pools, add the beauty of movement and reflection while floodlights on focal point statues or walls can add a sense of drama.
When cost is not an issue hire a designer to find the best lighting options and products to suit your section. For the more frugal, try taking some night photos of your section and then play around with the flare filters on Photoshop, or any other imaging programme to find a look you like, then go bargain hunting for the best lights.