Stay safe in your garden with outdoor lighting

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 20:11
Nautical wall light installed in Box, SN13

The summer solstice has come and gone which means the days are getting shorter and the nights longer, outdoor lighting can add some design and style to your garden and help your CCTV system (if you have one) show a clearer image, keeping your safe in your home.

Your garden has so much potential - it can now be regarded as another room in your home - the last few years have seen rise to people opting for decking in their gardens - after all it is low maintenance, versatile and allows friends to congregate in one area without getting muddy fingers or walking through a potential mine field of dog poop!

Decking lighting - and indeed other forms of garden lighting whether this is lighting to sheds and other outbuildings, outdoor lighting, security lighting or perimeter lighting can transform your garden, is relatively low cost to run and nowadays offers many lighting options.

LED lighting is very popular for decking as the lighting can produce dramatic effects and are available in a range of colour options - another advantage to garden lighting in Corsham and Chippenham is you can choose from different effects that would not be an option within the home.

Other popular options for garden lighting in West Wiltshire include low voltage lamps for use on driveways or paths. Many of these recessed light fittings enable you to walk or drive over them without fear of damage.

Whatever lighting you opt for, it is important that a qualified, competent electrician installs your garden lighting for you especially if you are looking at pond, pool or water feature lighting. Remember that water and electricity do not mix!

I see many dangerous outdoor electrical works on properties throughout Corsham, Chippenham and Bath. There are increasing numbers of people who are prepared to tinker with outdoor lighting as the perception of fire decreases with outside installations. Remember with outdoor installations, resistance to weather is a must - the correct cables and sockets must be used and these are just the basics.

Only a couple of weeks ago I saw outdoor lighting installed using the correct cable but it was poorly installed and water ingress was causing tripping. Holes in junction boxes were so big you stick your finger in and get an electric shock. 

If incorrect cable is used it can deteriorate quickly which will become dangerous when in use.

Always ensure you use the services of a suitably qualified registered electrician in Corsham to carry out garden lighting and power to outbuildings.

You can then relax and enjoy your social gatherings with friends and family with peace of mind that electrically you are safe.

Haydon Turner-White

01249 698 255

Outdoor lighting in Box
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