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! Some of these areas are classed as ‘special locations’ within BS7671 (the ‘regs’) and have special requirements.
I see lots of dangerous outdoor electrical works on properties throughout Wakefield, Ossett & Morley. There are increasing numbers of people who are prepared to ‘have a go‘ 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 the other week I saw outdoor lighting installed using twin & earth cables for use indoors (this is a very common mistake). The cable had been left exposed to the elements and had deteriorated and become brittle. The insulation was cracking away and had someone like a child had touched the cable, they would have received an electric shock as the cable had no protection at all.
Incorrect cable deteriorates quickly leading to increased shock risk and is dangerous when in use.
Always ensure you use the services of a suitably qualified registered electrician 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.
I hope that little insight into Garden Lighting in Wakefield was of some use to you!