Lighting knowhow

Different types of lighting in a garden produce entirely different results, from a soft, gentle glow to the clear, bright light of safety spots or security lights. The choice is yours: but to help you decide, here's a lowdown of the main varieties of lighting you'll find in our garden centre in Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan.

Fluorescent: a low energy alternative to halogen lamps, producing a warm white light with less glare and using two-thirds less electricity. They last twice as long as halogen, too.

Halogen: really clear low-voltage light ideal for driveways, decking, patios, pathways, sheds and house walls – anywhere where you need to see your way.

LED: the most long-lasting lights you can buy, with up to 50,000 hours of bulb life, and incredibly versatile as you can get LED garden lighting for almost any situation.

Solar: an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional garden lighting with a soft, glowing light, requiring no wiring and charging themselves even on overcast days.

Rechargeable: combining low energy LED light sources and high capacity batteries in polycarbonate cases, you can get multiple colour-changes and even float them in your pool!

Please ask the staff in our Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan garden centre for more information and advice about which type of garden lighting to choose.


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