countdown to Christmas is now fully underway throughout the UK, as
families prepare for the festive season. It is also the time of year
when Christmas lights are switched on nationwide, with Birmingham the
latest city to announce that it will hold this ceremony when the German market opens to the public
initiation of Christmas lights is a major event for British cities,
not least because of the traditional and heritage associated with
them. It also signals the dawn of the festive period, as bright
illuminations and stunning displays fill even industrial spaces with
the majesty and mystery of the renowned Christmas spirit.
to illuminate your Garden in 3 simple Steps
can also invest in outdoor Christmas lights for your own home,
however, creating something of a winter wonderland that both friends
and family members can enjoy can be rather enjoyable for the kids, and it also tends to become a neighbourhood thing in many areas with whole streets getting involved – as a family we love to take a night time drive near to Christmas to look at the houses all lit up in our local area.
the various types of Outdoor Christmas lights
are many different types of outdoor light, from statement pieces
designed for lavish gardens to party lights and decorative chain
fittings for illuminating trees and pathways. You may well need both
to create a true spectacle in your garden, although it is important
to note that while the former are expensive and will require a large
budget that latter are more affordable and likely to be purchased in
a larger quantity. So long as you work to a carefully designed visual
plan and a detailed (not to mention conservative) budget, you can
invest in the right type of lighting for your garden.
LED Fittings where possible
another note, the cost of running outdoor Christmas lights and
keeping them on throughout the festive period can be prohibitive if
you are not careful. It is therefore crucial that you look to
minimise costs where possible, and the best way to achieve this is to
invest in LED outdoor light fittings. These are cheaper and more
cost-effective to maintain, while they will also contribute to a
healthier natural environment. Using a timer can help too to ensure you actually turn them off and don’t leave them on all night and day – I am guilty of forgetting our Christmas tree lights on many occasions.
your fittings from an affordable and reputable supplier
the fifth generation of LED light fittings are more diverse and
aesthetically pleasing than previous products, some suppliers offer
more expansive ranges than others. This is an important thing to look
out for, as a wider range of choice makes it easier to find products
that suit your needs. You can click here to see an example of a diverse outdoor lighting
and how these can be integrated into your garden space.