11 Feb A guide to garden lighting – Which light fitting
A guide to garden lighting. Which light fitting
This is my guide to garden lighting. Click here to see the introduction to my guide. Click here to view the installation stage of this guide.
We only install Hunza and Collingwood light fittings, these fittings are of the best quality available and are extremely reliable. If in a rare case these fittings were to fail then they would be covered by their long manufacturers guarantee. The Hunza aluminimum fittings are covered under their warrenty for 5 years, copper and 316 stainless steel fittings 10 years and the glass lens is guaranteed for life. The vast Collingwood range of lighting is guaranteed from 1 to 7 years depending on the product range.
What style of fitting?
There is a huge variety of light fittings that can be used in a number of different ways. Below is a list of fitting styles we commonly use.
[one_half]Hunza adjustable spike spot (available in powder coated colours, copper or 316 stainless steel).[/one_half]
[one_half_last]There are a few forms these spotlights can come in. Some are spike mounted or wall mounted and they can come as a single or a twin light. Our most commonly used spotlight is a black fitting with an adjustable spike. These are mainly used to up light small trees and they also hide well within planting schemes to pick out the structure of plants.[/one_half_last]
[one_half]Hunza Tier light (available in powder coated colours, copper or 316 stainless steel).[/one_half]
There are various types of path light available but a popular choice is the Hunza Tier light. This fitting emits a low level light creating a soft glow in its surrounding area highlighting maybe a path or planting. Another type of path light available is a pole light. This fitting may not be as attractive as a Tier light but it will emit more light onto your chosen area. [/one_half_last]
Top: Hunza deck light single facet. Bottom: Hunza step light eyelid in stainless steel (both available in powder coated colours,copper and 316 stainless steel).[/one_half]
[one_half_last]These fittings can be recessed into walls, paving or decking. The can be used to highlight steps, edges of raised patios or decks, or they can be used to highlight a pathway adjacent to a wall. The back for the unit which is hidden into the wall is identical in each model the variation is in the fascia, which is screwed onto the body of the fitting. Some of the options for the fascias are eyelid, multi facets or a louvre.[/one_half_last]
Hunza Pillar Pagoda light (available in powder coated colours, copper and 316 stainless steel).
[/one_half][one_half_last]Wall lights can be used for different effects. A Hunza pagoda light could be used to create an ambient light or a wall mounted spotlight could be used to direct light into a particular area such as a garden table. You could use a fitting like the Hunza Pillar Pagoda light (pictured) which has both of the above to give an ambient light and also a downwards spot.[/one_half_last]