Garden Lighting in Wakefield – enjoy your garden to the fullest

Your garden has so much potential – it is now often regarded as another room in your home.  A popular option over the last few years has been people opting for decking in their gardens: it is low maintenance, versatile and allows friends to congregate in one area.  There is also the possibility of stylish lighting being added that can both accentuate the features and provide illumination for using your garden after dark. Consider Garden Lighting in Wakefield…..

Decking lighting – and indeed other forms of garden lighting, whether lighting to sheds and other outbuildings, outdoor lighting, security lighting or perimeter lighting can transform your garden! It is relatively low cost to run, quality fittings are available inexpensively, and nowadays offers many lighting options.

LED lighting is very popular for gardens as it can produce dramatic effects and is available in a range of colour options.  Another advantage of garden lighting is you can choose from different effects that would probably not really be an option within the home!

Other popular options for garden lighting include inset lamps for use on driveways. Many of these lamps enable you to walk over or drive over them without fear of damage. These are known as recessed lighting.

Safety with Garden Lighting:

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 WakefieldOssett & 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!


James Raby

ElectricBlu Contractors

01924 654034

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