The anniversary of Guy Fawkes’ attempt to blow up the House of Lords in 1605 has become an excuse for garden parties. Every time November 5th comes round, we light bonfires to keep us warm, set off fireworks to provide entertainment, and eat sizzling food from barbecues. And in recent years, we’ve been able to add further style to Bonfire Night by lighting up the garden with LEDs.
A successful outdoor party needs LED lighting. LEDs improve visibility and ensure safety. And when used imaginatively, they create a memorable atmosphere.
What’s more, LEDs have distinct advantages over other lighting systems. They’re cheap to run, last for 25 years or more, and are better for the environment.
LED bulbs come in a wide range of shapes and fittings. You can simply replace the existing incandescent bulbs in your outdoor lights with 240-volt LEDs. This simple act immediately reduces your running costs.
If you prefer to have a new outdoor circuit, install 12-volt LEDs. The bulbs give you all the light you want.
Stone steps and winding garden paths can be hazardous in the dark. To reduce these risks, place LED strip and rope lights along the edges of paths and across the treads of steps. By using LEDs in this way, you ensure party guests don’t trip and fall over unseen obstacles.
LEDs are ideal for atmospheric lighting. Uplighters and downlighters create dramatic effects in the garden. Colour-changing LED bulbs directed against a wall make patterns that complement your fireworks. And beams of LED light turn trees, shrubs and garden statues into striking silhouettes.
So when you plan your next bonfire night, consider how you will light the event. Using LEDs will make your party an even greater success.