Your Edinburgh Electrician’s Guide to Outdoor Lighting

Your Edinburgh Electrician’s Guide to Outdoor Lighting

As we approach Spring and the weather continues to improve it’s only natural that we start to turn our attention to our gardens and outside spaces. As Edinburgh’s premier electricians we have worked on gardens of all sizes across the Edinburgh region and beyond so you’re in good hands when looking for the best way to light up your outside space. 

Investing in outdoor lighting is not only a great security measure but will also mean your garden, deck or terrace can easily be used as an extension to your inside space whatever the time of day or night (weather permitting of course!).

There are many different options to consider when speaking to an electrician about making changes to your Edinburgh garden. When first looking at adding outdoor lighting to your Edinburgh home it is worth first considering any areas you would like to use as a feature and then work from there. It’s important to remember not to light everything in sight and take your time to really consider how you use the space.Our team of friendly and expert electricians are of course on hand and more than happy to guide you through the process.

Outdoor lighting isn’t just as simple as illuminating a space. There are many different ways you can use lighting to achieve different effects. We have highlighted a few below which may be useful when planning your garden project with your DCE electrician.

Uplighting – These work well-positioned at the end of the garden shining onto a fence. They are also great at making a space look bigger,

Downlighting – It is best to use downlighting to pick out a specific feature or to give you more lighting at a table or in a communal area.  

Cross lighting – To achieve a softening effect it’s best to position two lights at opposite ends of a feature.

Due to the affect weather can have on electrics and electrical installation (especially Edinburgh weather!), work of this nature in a garden is classed as high risk and should only be looked at by a professional electrician. It’s very important (as with all electrical jobs both inside and outside the home) that the work is completed safely and by an expert electrician. Every single one of our expert electrician team is rigorously trained and we are of course NICEIC accredited. We work with both domestic and commercial customers in Edinburgh and as we are Edinburgh-trained electricians and based here too we have experience with both new and old properties and working with garden projects both big and small across the city.

Security lights can be an invaluable feature when looking at upgrading your outdoor lighting and give you that extra peace of mind too. Did you know that having an alarm or security lights at your Edinburgh property can also help to reduce your insurance costs as well as adding that extra level of safety.

Whatever you require from flood lights to motion sensor security lights to feature spotlights ro pathway lighting, as Edinburgh’s first choice electricians we have got you covered!

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