You want your garden to be comfortable and safe. General lighting makes sure you can see where you’re going. If you have different levels of elevation in your garden you probably want to lighten up any tripping hazards. In our garden, the Flex Strips on the stairs (1) and the Pedestals (2) accentuate the path in the garden so you know where to go. We also highlighted the ‘end’ of the garden, to view what happens in your garden and making you feel safe in your own Outdoor world.
If you have an eye-catcher in your garden, you want to highlight it, even when it’s dark outside. Accent lighting is used to show off your favourite plant, tree, statue or ceramic poodle. The Spots are perfect for accentuating, which is why we’ve placed plenty of them in our model garden. Number 4 highlight the two trees in the back, number 5 highlights the support beam for the pergola.
Think about what you’re going to be doing in your garden. Do your kids like to play football on the lawn? Then make sure it can be properly lit in the evening. If you like to read a book on your lounge chair in the back of the garden, make sure there’s enough lighting available to do so. We’ve done just that by placing multiple Spots (6) on the fence in the back and by adding some extra lights to the pergola.