Dinner on the patio, tinkering in the courtyard or taking out the bins; outdoor lighting makes it all more pleasant. Which outdoor lights should you go for? How do you keep things safe? And what is the impact on your consumption?
Outdoor lighting is an added source of consumption. The good news is that, nowadays, models exist that use very little or even zero energy:
Outdoor lighting cannot just be fitted any old way. You’ll need to bear in mind certain safety standards depending on the voltage of your installation:
Wall lights, pendant lights or lanterns.
Recessed spot lights. But careful if you're downlighting the steps from above: avoid shadows and people getting blinded.
Lights that can be angled downward.
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