For garden lovers and landscapers alike, showing off the garden to the best effect with efficient and quality lighting has become a regular feature within a garden plan. Garden lighting is an essential element which will enhance the best “room” in your house. The warmth and beauty that this home lighting can create will only be appreciated if the scheme is designed correctly. However, finding the right lighting solution has, until now, been problematic.
Garden Zone aims to eliminate this by offering a wide and versatile selection of high quality, flower beds, trees, pathways or decking.
Garden Zone is a brand of landscape and garden lighting, which will fulfil all the needs of the gardening enthusiast, landscape designer or contract specialist. Having developed a product range designed with quality and light performance as the first priority, this collection of fittings offers the broadest and arguably the best quality selection available.
Sarah Gooch, Director of Abbeygate Lighting Online Ltd, says, “Whether you have a small courtyard or a large garden, outdoor lights can be used to maximise the real “living room” of your home. Your garden can come to life, whether lighting trees and shrubs, using path lighting, pond lighting or deck lights.”
Time spent planning your lighting scheme will enhance your garden’s best features. Concentrate on the most attractive features, such as a specific plant or water feature, don’t just light everything in sight. Knowing how the trees and shrubs are going to mature is essential when considering whether to illuminate or not.
Sarah points out “Think practically – light up steps and paths for safe access and combine with security lights. Avoid positioning lights so that they shine onto a neighbour’s window.”
The majority of fittings within the Garden Zone range use LED lamps. Typically the single 1 x 1.6W give out 120 lumens of light (equivalent to a 15W incandescent bulb) and the 3 x 1W units give out 240 lumens (equivalent to 30W incandescent or 20W halogen bulb). However, normal lamps have a very wide beam so the light is much less intense. LED on the other hand is a much better projector so is much more intense over a lesser area, which is ideal for lighting in the garden.
Using the excellent low voltage plug & go system allows a large number of fittings to be connected together over a distance of up to 50 metres. Furthermore, all the fittings within the plug & go series use high power LED light sources, which have very good light output properties alongside exceptionally low energy consumption. There is a complementary range of 240V energy efficient models in matching designs as well as range accessories to ensure the widest possible choice.
At www.abbeygatelighting.co.uk, a wide and varied range of contemporary and traditional lighting can be found – wall lighting, ceiling lights, crystal chandeliers, bathroom lighting and outdoor lighting, as well as departments dedicated to ceiling fans, table lamps and floor lamps.