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Lighting up Your Trees

31 October 2010 6,271 views No Comment

Outside lighting is often a fantastic way of making the home look more magical. You can create a romantic, elegant theme in the garden all throughout the year. You just need to know how to place the outdoor lights in order to achieve the best results.

When lighting up the trees in your garden you need to consider the size of the tree. If they are quite small then you could get away with using low voltage outdoor spotlights. Recessed lights also make a great choice.

One thing that you need to consider is whether the tree is quite slim. If it is then you want to avoid lights that reflect up to 60 degrees. When placed under narrow trees, these lights will simply look out of place. Try to match the diameter of the tree to the lights.

The best way to light up trees in the garden is to place the light at the bottom of the tree. You can also consider using string lights and thread them through the branches of smaller trees. This can look good but it is much more hassle than placing the light at the bottom of the tree.

You will also need to consider which type of light you need. Would you prefer a solar powered light? These do tend to be quite dull so they would not be ideal for taller trees. However they can be excellent for smaller ones and they will not need to be plugged into a power source. This is ideal for larger gardens where the trees are quite a distance away from the home.

Overall lighting up the trees in your garden is an excellent idea. As it is now winter you could also decorate the trees with different colored lights. This will give the garden a really good Christmas feel.

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