How can outdoor lighting add that certain something to your home?
A case study from Smart Electricians; Sheffield’s leading independent electrical installations team.
It’s a well-known fact in the electrician community that you will never get an outdoor lighting project in the warmth of summer and this one certainly wasn’t any different, but we certainly think it was worth braving freezing conditions and snow for the finished look. This outdoor lighting project in Sheffield which we carried out is a prime example of how effective outdoor lighting can be.
We started this project on our first week back to work in 2019. We had been quoting a few projects with J Wilson Gardening Services and this was the first project we had teamed up to complete. The whole garden was due to be renovated and the client specified that they would like the current lantern style lighting updated.
The Project Scope & Design
The great thing about this project is that our client was pretty open to any suggestions and ideas that we had, so we got to work with getting a plan and design together.
The work included lighting to the front garden bedders and we installed brushed chrome spike lights as they can be moved around for when the gardener is working. They can be used to light up different plants, trees and features within the bedder.
The specification of the project
We also installed brushed chrome downlights to the underside of the garage soffits and brushed chrome up and downlights to the porch, which all added definition and depth to the property.
All of the lighting to the front of the property are controlled via a time clock and two motion detectors positioned at each corner of the property. The time clock gives the customer more versatility for when they would like the lights to come on and stay on, and the motion detectors would activate should the time clock not be in the ‘on’ position when someone approaches the property. The motion detectors were positioned to pick up any movement from the electric gates and up the driveway.
Down either side of the property 10w LED security lights were installed to replace the existing old 100w Halogen lights which will give our customer a 90% energy saving. These lights are activated through the built-in motion detector and have a double switching option should our customer require them permanently on.
At the rear of the property, we installed 11 low levels brushed chrome downlighters. We’re a huge fan of the KSR lighting range and all their products are great quality.
These were also controlled via a time clock that was situated in the garage…
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