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Functional Garden Lighting
Two types of lighting can be distinguished in the Garden: on the one hand, functional lighting. It serves to illuminate the house entrance, driveway, paths and steps and primarily serves orientation and safety. The light should be bright and Details clear, therefore, preferably, lamps are used with cold-white light colours (about 10,000 Kelvin). Often they are coupled with motion detectors, so they only switch on when needed. The deterrence of burglars also plays a role, for example by illuminating areas around the house that are difficult to see. It is important that the lighting does not dazzle. Bollard lamps are therefore ideal for paths and entrances, which radiate their light from a slightly elevated point downwards: thus, paths and especially steps are easy to recognize without being blinded.

Aesthetic Garden Lighting
Light also has a practical function on terraces and seats, but aesthetics also play an important role here. This is the second type of garden lighting, it is primarily aimed at an aesthetic effect: The garden should be placed in the dark in the scene and the terrace are bathed in atmospheric light. This applies not only to warm summer evenings spent outdoors, but also to Winter: then the view from the window does not fall into a black hole, but onto the illuminated garden. Not only electric lights are used for aesthetic lighting, but also wind lights, string lights, oil lamps, torches, Swedish fires, fire bowls and other fireplaces.

The garden lights use
In the staging of the garden, lights are used with restraint and only highlight individual peculiarities. Light with warm white colour (less than 3000 Kelvin) is particularly suitable for this, because it reproduces the contours in a particularly soft way. The plot should not be completely illuminated, but ideally remain in a game of light and shadow. Spotlights or Spots are often used, which throw their light cone, for example, on a beautifully grown tree, a source stone or a sculpture. They can be let into the ground (ground-mounted spotlights) and aim upwards with their light cone, or they are installed slightly elevated (ground-mounted spotlights), for example on an Earth spike, and then radiate from the side. Especially with floor-mounted spotlights, there is a risk that they will dazzle, so it is better not to use them near seats or paths.

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