Below you will find a guide on how to use low voltage landscaping wire to get creative in your outdoor space. Keep reading for a wealth of suggestions.
Project 1: Light Up Your Water Features
Whether you have a pond, stream, or fountain, lighting up your outdoor water feature is one of the most creative ways to put landscaping wire to use in your garden. One of the best things about lighting water is that it's reflective so it will create a soft magical glow that can turn your garden into a space that is a pleasure to spend time in.
Of course, working with low voltage wiring, and water together, means safety has to be at the forefront of your mind. That is why many people choose to employ the services of an electrician so they know that both the installation process and the subsequent use are as safe as possible.
Project 2: Using Lighting On Your Outdoor Steps
Garden or outdoor steps can be a bold structural feature, and by lighting them using wiring from Wirfey you can enhance their look and create a dynamic focal point in your garden. The other advantage of lighting steps is that it makes them much safer to use, especially at night!
To get the most out of installing lights on your steps and outdoor staircases remember to choose LED lights that are properly mounted on each step. Get this positioning right and you will illuminate the texture of the materials your steps are made from, as well as create a charming aesthetic addition to your garden.
Project 3: Bedeck Your Deck With Lights
Decking is a very popular addition to many gardens these days and with good reason. It provides a practical flat surface for chairs, tables, sun loungers, and BBQs, as well as adds to the overall feel of the space. You can even maximize the time you spend using your deck by installing lights that mean it's functional once the sun has gone down, as well as in the middle of the day.
The trick to successful deck lighting is to create a relaxing ambiance by using low-level lighting hiding the lights and wires as much as possible. To do this you can use wiring for Wirefy to install low-voltage lights such as up-lighters and sconces around the perimeter of the deck.
Project 4: Highlight Outdoor Focal Features
You can also use landscaping wire to successfully highlight any interesting outdoor features you may have in your garden. These could be naturally occurring features such as plants, interesting rock formations, or climbing vines, or they could be man-made features like outdoor cooking areas, fireplaces, and fire pits.
Again recessed lights can work very well in this case as they will cast a beautiful glow around the area you are looking to highlight without giving a too-intense spotlight effect.
Project 5: Put Your Plants In The Spotlight
While we are on the subject of spotlights, have you ever thought about making your favorite plant or flower, the star of your outside show? Indeed, it is perfectly possible to draw attention to the plants in your garden that you are most proud of with clever outdoor lighting.
Add spotlights for drama, uplights for a softer effect, or even small glowing orbs for an ethereal vibe. You won't need to worry about getting the wires wet either, as landscaping wire is insulated, waterproof, and designed to work while buried in the soil of your garden.
Project 6: Add A Layer Of Light To Your Covered Patio
This next landscaping wire lighting idea is a great one. It's all about adding some subtle illumination to your covered patio. This means you get the effect of the lights as they glow, but you don’t see the lights themselves.
The way to achieve this is to a liner LED light that is hidden in a recess in the structure of the patio roof. The result is a gentle glowing light that is at once enough to sit, eat, or even read by, without being too bright or stimulating in the evenings.
Choosing a warm white light can make a big difference here, as it helps to create that cozy atmosphere of bridging the indoors outside.
Project 7: Create A Festival Feel With A Canopy Of Lights
Ever been to a music festival or a wedding for that matter where they string lights from post to post? If so you will know just how much of an impact that such a display can make. Indeed, you can hang lights like this post to post, across the top of a pergola or even over the fence that surrounds your garden.
The great thing about using landscaping wire to connect the power source for your canopy of lights is that you won’t need to worry about the battery or solar panels ever running out. Instead, you can be sure of a stable power supply at the touch of your fingertips that will consistently provide the look you want, whenever you need it.
Project 8: Focus on Form With Post Lights
Another very popular trend in gardens right now is post-lights. These are lights that instead of sitting flush in the ground, are positioned at the end of a post, or short pole. Post lights are ideal for pathways as they can be placed at even distances and will not only illuminate the walkway but help to define it as well.
Project 9: Illuminate Paths With Flush Lighting
The opposite to post lights are flush lights flush lights do not come with a pole or post and instead are sunken into the ground. Flush lights provide a more subtle option than post lights, but that doesn't mean that they are less effective. When installed properly with landscaping wire, and positioned in the right location flush lights can be a very attractive way to emphasize the architectural and horticultural highlights of your outdoor space.
Project 10: Embrace The Magic With illuminated Trees
Last of all, if you are looking to create some real magic in your outside space, there is nothing better than adding some lighting to illuminate your trees. There’s no need to worry about ugly and cumbersome solar panels, or flimsy battery packs either, because you can connect your lights to landscaping wire to ensure they stay illuminated for as long as you need.
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