Outdoor Lighting Installation
Outdoor lighting installation service in Oxfordshire
Garden lights give a new dimension to your garden. But with the bewildering number of options available it’s hard to know where to begin. We can advise you on how to go about installing gardens lights to suit your needs and budget and give a free quotation for the work. With our in-house team of professional garden experts, we can project manage your garden lighting scheme from start to finish. Contact us to see how we can help with your garden lighting installation in Oxfordshire.
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How are garden lights powered?
Garden lights can be powered in several ways, depending on the type of light and its intended purpose. Most gardens we design and build include some element of lighting in the plan. Here are some common methods of powering garden lights:
1. Solar Power:
Solar-powered garden lights have become increasingly popular. These lights have small solar panels that collect sunlight during the day and convert it into electrical energy, which is stored in rechargeable batteries. The stored energy is then used to power the lights during the night. Solar-powered lights are eco-friendly and require minimal maintenance, as they don't need to be connected to a power source. The downside is the amount of sunshine we get in the UK. We find that they don’t work very well in winter, which tends to be when we need the light most!
2. Battery Power:
Some garden lights are powered by batteries, which can be rechargeable or disposable. Rechargeable battery-powered lights can be charged through a USB connection or a charging station, while disposable battery-powered lights require periodic replacement of batteries.
3. Wired Electricity:
Traditional garden lights can be powered by connecting them to an electrical outlet using wires. This might involve burying cables underground or using above-ground wiring systems. This method provides a consistent power source but can be more complex to install and may require professional assistance. This is something we can help with. If you want to install garden lights as part of your landscaping project contact us to see if we cover your area.
4. Low-Voltage Systems:
Low-voltage garden lighting systems typically operate at 12 or 24 volts and are safer for outdoor environments. These systems use a transformer to convert standard household voltage (120 or 240 volts) down to the lower voltage used by the lights. Low-voltage systems are easier to install than high-voltage systems and are often used for landscape lighting.
5. LED Lights:
Regardless of the power source, modern garden lights often use LED (light-emitting diode) technology. LEDs are energy-efficient and long-lasting, making them a popular choice for garden lighting. They consume less power compared to traditional incandescent or halogen lights, and they produce less heat, which is beneficial for outdoor use. Of all the lights we install LED’s a the most commonly used
When choosing the power source for your garden lights, consider factors such as your location, the amount of sunlight available, the desired level of maintenance, and your preferred lighting style. Each method has its advantages and considerations, so it's important to select the one that best fits your needs and the environment you're working with. Get in touch with us to discuss our outdoor lighting installation service in Oxfordshire.
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