Light up your out­door space

Tops tips on light­ing to lead you out of the dark­ness

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For ex­ter­nal light­ing you need to in­stall three dif­fer­ent types: Task light­ing for prac­ti­cal jobs, am­bi­ent light­ing for ev­ery­day use and ac­cent light­ing to high­light features and set the mood.

task light­ing

A Pas­sive In­frared (PIR) sen­sor se­cu­rity light is use­ful. It’s trig­gered by mo­tion, so will flood an area with light when you pass by. We sug­gest the Lite­craft Van­guard Out­door 120W large round wall light with PIR sen­sor, £19, Deben­hams.

am­bi­ent light­ing

Give a gen­tle glow to the ar­eas you use the most with wall lights. Gar­den Trad­ing has a good range, from £25. Al­ter­na­tively, hang a string of out­door fes­toon lights above your seat­ing area for a party – Fes­tive Lights has a great se­lec­tion.

ac­cent light­ing

High­light paths, walls and border edges. Dis­creet so­lar pow­ered lights on stakes are ideal as they don’t need bat­ter­ies or elec­tric­ity, so they can be lo­cated any­where. Try So­lar Black lights, £24.99 for 12, Ar­gos.

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