Outdoor lighting is an essential part of your garden. However choosing outdoor lights correctly is vital to create the desired lighting effect and longevity of your design.
Whether you are looking for deck lights, LED lighting, wall lights or exterior lights in general, the quality of the garden lighting is essential. With top brands such as Hunza landscape lights, you can be sure that these fittings will last and of course, create the desired effect. Customers often question the cost of these lights but it is very important to note that with garden lights, you pay for what you get.
A good indicator to the quality of the exterior light is represented by the IP rating (please click here to learn more). An outdoor light that may be installed into a flower border such as a Hunza spike spot needs to have a high IP rating such as IP66 to be able to withstand the weather we have in the UK. The material used to construct the light fitting is also another factor. Just because a light fixture is stated as being stainless steel, this doesn't automatically indicate that this will be rust-free. There are many grades of stainless steel and unless you purchase 316 marine grade stainless steel, there is a high chance that your 'stainless steel' light will rust! The thickness of material/metal is another feature, it may be made of copper but if it is built like a tin can, the chances are it will not 'stand up' to the abuse that lights can take from gardeners etc.
Many people purchase solar lights in the hope that they will not only save money but create the desired effect. The truth is, at the moment there is not a solar light on the market that can compete with low voltage lights in terms of output and effect. Even the most expensive solar light can't compete with the halogen light fixtures. In time this will change and when it does Moonlight Design will have these online for sale!
LED lighting is increasing I popularity however if you a have purchased a low voltage system, they will probably be able to take LED light bulbs. These bulbs allow the user to keep their lighting system but have the benefits of LEDs. However this does need discussing with your electrician as the transformer for your low voltage lights may need replacing but overall, the cost of this is far less than having to completely renew the existing lighting.
If a job is worth doing it's worth finding the right people who specialise in the field of garden lighting design. Understanding the needs of the client, offering how to apply the landscape lights and which outdoor lighting is essential for creating a successful design that will last for years to come; Moonlight Design is the only garden lighting design company you need.