A Guide to Interesting Quality Outdoor Lighting.
Correctly lighting your garden, helps to make the most of summer evenings spent outside with outdoor lighting adding highlights and ambience to your garden. Depending on your situation you can use outdoor pendant lights, fun novelty lighting and outside wall lights which are great for lighting patios. Outdoor string lights make the perfect garden lighting, emitting a wonderfully soft glow and adding sparkle changing the look of your garden as night falls. Outdoor lighting is available in a variety of styles with industrial styling using contemporary galvanised steel finishes, as well as modern and contemporary materials used to create unique and interesting designs.
Here in the UK, we have many companies with decades of experience in producing quality outdoor lighting, with the UK climate being often wet and variable these companies are practised and up to date with current regulations regarding outdoor weatherproof lighting and the relevant safety standards, I would always advise buying your outdoor lighting from a quality UK retailer or website and the retailer of your choice for advice if you are in any doubt. With modern technology, many of today’s outdoor lighting is self-charging solar powered which adds to the ease of installation.
I am going to show you some of my favourite & unique quality outdoor lights from one of these companies called Graham & Green. Graham & Green is an independent family run business that started way back in 1974 with its first shop in the now trendy Notting Hill in West London. The company started its online business in 1999 and has now gained a reputation for offering unique and beautifully designed quality homewares at an affordable price. Graham & Green have a fine range of interior design items, lighting including these unique outside garden lighting options.
BRAIDED WILLOW LANTERNS
These lanterns use candles to add light and gentle illumination to your garden space. Made from natural willow braided into a curved silhouette with a glass lantern and a sturdy rope handle. You could arrange these lanterns on wooden decking for coastal style candlelit evenings.
Available in three sizes making them flexible and suitable for hanging, floor or tabletop use.
Small Height 40 Cm x Diameter 30cm.
Medium Height 50 Cm x Diameter 36cm.
Large Height 60 Cm x Diameter 40cm
THE DEVONPORT ROUND BRASS BULKHEAD LIGHT
The Devonport Brass fits in with the industrial trend. These quality brass lights are modelled on naval maritime lighting, this exterior wall light beholds contemporary style owed to its ribbed glass and complementing brass framing. Can be used to illuminate a driveway or attach to a wall for an on-trend lighting option that adds an unrefined touch with industrial quality. This light has an IP65 rating for both bathroom and outdoor use.
Diameter 22 Cm x 10 Cm Deep.
These classical and simple Festoon Lights are everything you need to create a beautiful twilight display. The Festoon lights are available in two sizes. They could be used to hang from a veranda or trees, for a special occasion or just for dining outside. The transformer/plug needs to be plugged indoors (string lights can be hung outside). Please note, although these products are suitable for outdoor use they are not completely waterproof and therefore should not be left outside in heavy rain.
Small 10 bulbs – Lighting length: 4.5m – Total length: 7.5m
Large 20 bulbs – Lighting length: 9.5m – Total length: 12.5m
ST IVES SWAN NECK WALL LIGHT
Made of hot-dipped galvanised steel, this elegant and robust light is perfect for outdoors, the heavy galvanised finish makes the St Ives swan neck suitable for high salt coastal regions. IP44 Rating. The design is based on classic fisherman’s lighting.
Height 32 Cm x Width 39 Cm x Depth 42 Cm
FINSBURY WALL LIGHT IN CHARCOAL
The Finsbury Wall Light is a contemporary take on classic Victorian coastal style lighting. Crafted from powder-coated steel and completed with a textured matte charcoal grey finish, this IP44 weatherproof light can be used to illuminate your garden, bathroom or interior.
Height 35 Cm x Width 15 Cm x Depth 19 Cm
DEVONPORT OVAL BRASS BULKHEAD LIGHT
The Devonport Oval Brass Bulk Head Light incorporates elements of naval lighting that will industrially finish your home. The ribbed glass creates a warming glow that complements the oval-shaped brass exterior of the light. A truly stylish exterior, bathroom or wall lighting choice rated to IP65.
Height 24 Cm x Width 17 Cm x Depth 11.5 Cm
HOWICK COPPER WALL LIGHT
You could Illuminate an entrance hall and outdoor walls with the Howick Wall Light. This quality IP44 rated light is crafted from raw copper with a natural finish that will develop an aged and unique patina over time for a rustic finish.
Height 27 Cm x Width 27.5 Cm x Depth 38 Cm.
OUTDOOR UP LIGHT GARLAND
The uplight garland could be a glittering addition to your home or garden, this garland is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use and is compatible with solar, mains and battery use. Create a sparkling entrance or brighten up your outdoor space, a great way to add depth and sparkle to a garden fence, patio or wall.
Length 2.5 m with 3m cable.
Three functions available: solar, battery and mains powered.
Includes 96 warm white LEDs.
Comes in three connectable parts, some assembly required.
Includes built-in six-hour timer.
Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
THE OUTDOOR BLACK MONKEY LIGHT RANGE
Add some cheeky charm to your garden with these fabulous Outdoor Black Monkey Lights. Perfect for hiding in trees, illuminating your garden pathways or adding some light to early summers evenings. Alternatively, these unique lights make a great indoor lighting option and can be combined with a shade for a different look. Available in 4 formats. IP44 rated with an LED bulb included and with 800 cm of cable.
Sitting Height 32 Cm x Width 30 Cm x Depth 34 Cm
Standing Height 54 Cm x Width 27 Cm x Depth 46 Cm.
Hanging Height 76 Cm x Width 20 Cm x Depth 37 Cm.
Ceiling Height 80 Cm x Width 30 Cm x Depth 27 Cm.
RUBBED BRASS WALL LIGHTS
Contemporary and almost Art Deco in design, the rubbed bronze wall lights are crafted from solid brass that has been carefully distressed by hand to produce a much-loved aged appearance. Featuring ribbed glass panels and a durable lacquer finish, these stylish wall lights can be used both indoors and out, perfect for either side of a doorway or entrance, perfect for adding light to a patio dining area. Available in 2 sizes and IP44 rated, suitable for outdoor and bathroom use.
Small Height 30 Cm x Width 12 Cm x Depth 10 Cm
Large Height 45 Cm x Width 12 Cm x Depth 10 Cm
THE ST IVES UP AND DOWN WALL LIGHT
The St Ives Up & Down Wall Light is made of hot-dipped galvanised steel, this weatherproof light is suitable for indoor or outdoor use. The heavy galvanised finish allows it to be used in high salt coastal locations. Lights both up and down which can add height to an exterior area at night time. IP44 Rated.
Height 17.5 Cm x Width 9.5 Cm x Depth 12 Cm.
OUTDOOR STARBURST SOLAR LIGHT
The Solar Starburst light can be used to Illuminate your pathways and outdoor spaces with a flexible and easy to use lighting option. Great for creating a relaxed ambience, this soft stake mounted light conveniently turns on at dusk and off at dawn automatically. Drive the stake directly into your turf, arranged to suit your outdoor space, illumination pathways, ponds or garden features.
Height 111 Cm x Diameter 28 Cm.
I hope that you have found my choice of Graham & Green Exterior Lighting interesting and that it may inspire you while exploring the world of outdoor and garden lighting.
As always if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.