LED Deck Lighting Kit Stainless Steel 10 Small 18mm Decking Lights IP67
The limitations are only on our imaginations to use this compact fixture to provide soft general area illumination where other larger more obtuse fixtures would not be permitted.
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Careful planning is the key to good design. You need to look at the area in detail and choose them by function. Does it have steps that need to be lit? Is it rectangular, circular or a random shape? Is there a handrail around the perimeter? What are you going to be using the outside space for? These are all important questions that need answering at the outset
Make a point of lighting the decking area and not your neighbour’s garden. Avoid placing them so that they shine into an adjoining property or directly into the eyes of people using the space. This is easy to achieve if you consider these points at the planning stage.
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Deck lighting should not be overlooked as it will add convenience and style to your outdoor living areas for a relatively low cost. In addition, low voltage LED deck lights really are a DIY proposition and are perfectly safe to use if you have young children or pets to consider. In addition, many low voltage kits are truly plug and play making them even easier to install. Nothing is more satisfying than designing, creating and building a decking area in your patio or garden and lighting the area up effectively. Decking creates an area that is part of your living space, and on a summer evening is romantic, comfortable and most of all enjoyable.
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If you plan carefully and get it right, the effects can be breathtaking and your deck area can truly become a jewel under the night sky.
Lights embedded into the deck floor will provide little illumination for the area as the light goes straight up. It is aesthetically extremely attractive and should not be overlooked, as it will provide the much needed mood lighting. Deck lights can be recessed into handrail posts and steps where they can provide a very attractive pool of light at ground level, adding safety and atmosphere to the area. Consider a separately switched higher level light over or around the cooking or barbecue area. This will make the area safer to use when cooking your sausages and burgers whilst giving you the option to switch it on and off independently.
First you need to define your needs by function. Most exterior house lights are predominantly decorative and is used to highlight features such as trees, shrubs, water features and so on. You may also need to consider illuminating paths and steps for safety or aesthetic reasons and to guide visitors to your front door. Outdoor wall lights for general illumination and security around the house, patio lighting for alfresco dining and to enable you to see what you are cooking at the barbecue and so on. This will also help you to define what you may want to connect to separate switches or circuits.
Deck Lights are probably one of the most misunderstood landscape lighting fixtures because of the limitations that the name implies. Deck lights have been used by many innovative contractors and designers for years for very creative uses to include:
The best type of advice we can give you at this stage is to stop looking at the variety available and step back, have a think what you actually want and need, then start shopping.
Along masonry walls to illuminate a border, or a planter bedAlong columns to illuminate columns or pathsUnder BBQ Island to provide soft illuminationOn BBQ Island backsplash to provide gentle illuminationOn decking
Avoid over-lighting the area, as it can look stark and harsh. If you want to increase the levels, it is far better to use a secondary source such as hidden low-level lighting shining through shrubs, trees or other plants from beneath. This creates lovely pools of diffused light around the deck area.
Remember, creative garden lighting is about effects. A stunning evening and night time garden can be achieved with some thought and careful consideration.
Good external lighting depends upon correct positioning and selecting the correct type of fitting for the effect you are trying to achieve. You should consider type, material, wattage, light coverage and beam angle. They should be hidden or camouflaged to blend in with the surrounding garden and plants wherever possible. If you are making a design statement then they should be more prominent and visible. For example, step lighting, patio walkover and deck lighting.
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Outside lights can be fitted to a wall for safety and security.Outdoor lighting is perfectly safe provided you follow some basic steps. All fittings must be suitably IP rated for its function. For example, submersible pond lights are IP68 rated whilst a garden lamp post should be a minimum of IP44 rated, so choosing the correct lights for the application is important.
Stunning effects can be achieved with outdoor lighting in a variety of ways and with some thought and careful consideration. A patio or deck area can be transformed by adding decking or walkover lights to create a wonderful atmosphere. The garden and other outside areas can be highlighted using path lights or spotlights to pick out features or plants. The use of LED lighting to illuminate and enhance areas of your garden always works well and using motion sensor lighting to increase the security of your outdoor spaces is an ideal solution. Not to mention solar powered lights which harness the power of the sun which means you get illumination for free.
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Outdoor electrical installations should only be undertaken by a qualified electrician. DIY electrics are a potential source of injury or worse in gardens where the installation is at the mercy of the elements. In England you need your electrician to provide a Part P certificate to comply with building regulations. Solar powered lights are now a realistic alternative in many cases and do not need to be wired in.
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Remember that the fitting itself is only a means to an end – providing a weatherproof or waterproof housing which will contain the right lamp in the right position to do its job, and protect it against impact and the elements. So choosing the right type of fitting comes next. That is the stage at which you can choose whatever suits your taste and the requirement to blend with plants or materials.
Deck lights can be divided into distinct categories. High traffic areas such as steps or thoroughfares should be well illuminated for safety. Lights for activities like dining, barbecues or simply to see how much Gin is in the G & T. Finally there is the mood lighting, designed to create just the right ambience after dark.
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