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Garden Lighting Techniques – Part 2

  Here is Part 2 of our two-part series on great lighting techniques for your garden. See Part 1 here. These techniques can be equally well used in a small garden or city courtyard as in a larger garden. The trick is to think about what the key feature of your space is going to be and to light accordingly. It’s also important not to over-do it, as with lighting less is more and dramatic effects are created by the unexpected. If you try to do too much lighting it won’t work, not least because too much light, even...

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Set the Stage with Antique Lighting Fittings

If you want to create drama and a unique ambiance in your home, have you considered using antique light fittings? Antique fittings can either be ‘real’ or reproduction, but they are usually adapted to work with modern light bulbs – including low energy light bulbs. If you want to add a bit of theater to your home, there’s no better way to do it than using a few well placed antique lighting fittings. So, if you have more traditional interior design using antiques and other ‘objet d’arts’, think about using antique light fittings to complement your interior design. Fortunately there is also a...

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Garden Lighting Techniques – Part 1

Now the summer is here with (hopefully) warmer weather, we like to spend more time in the garden. Using the latest technology LED light bulbs and strips, it’s now possible to create very special effects in your garden that will impress your friends and family. But where do you begin? Beyond the obvious of making sure paths and steps have some illumination, here, in Part 1 of a two-part series, are some ideas of the types of lighting you can use to great effect. Downlighting As the name suggests, this is used to project a pool of light in...

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Fancy LED Light Bulbs

As the technology comes on in leaps and bounds, LED light bulbs are coming in ever more fancy shapes and sizes. So you can get a feel for the range and style of LED light bulbs now available, we show you some of the newer types of LED lightbulbs below. All these featured LED light bulbs can be found at energybulbs.co.uk Candle LED Light Bulbs These tend to be the LED light bulb of choice when your light fitting shows the bulb as well as the fitting e.g. in chandeliers and wall fittings. They come in both bayonet and screw...

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Getting to know the LED light bulb family

A question we’re often asked is what’s the difference between a LED lightbulb and an ‘ordinary’ light bulb? The question often comes up because of the price of LED bulbs, which can be significantly more than more ‘traditional’ bulbs, but once people understand the difference they realise that LED light bulbs provide significantly better value for money. We have explained the different types of bulbs in ‘Getting to know your light bulbs’, so here we’ll enlarge on what types of LED light bulbs are available. LED lightbulbs have come on leaps and bounds in the last couple of years, making...

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