Which Garden Lighting Option Is The Best Choice For Your Home?

Garden lighting isn’t always your first choice when it comes to investing in the infrastructure of your home, but it’s a great idea for anyone thinking of spending money on their home, and it has lots of benefits.

Whether you are splashing out to highlight a water feature, or simply trying to make sure that your property remains as safe as possible, there’s a wide range of benefits to adding lighting outside of your property. Here’s a list of some of the types and designs of outside lighting for you to think about utilising in your property.

Accent Lighting

This is where the lights project a strong beam onto a focal point in your garden. This can be garden features like a specimen tree, a water feature or even a sculpture. The right lighting will ensure that whatever the feature is, it gets deserved attention.

Common types of accent lights include wall sconces, floodlights, recessed lights, torchère lamps, or track lighting. The brighter the light source doesn’t always mean that there’s going to be more focus on a specific section of your garden – speak to us about the right options for you.

Wall lighting

Wall lighting is an ambient source of lighting that can be crafted by fixing wall lighting to any vertical surface in your garden. This can be used to light up a small courtyard or to define an individual garden space. It can be used in your patio, or even seating areas in a larger garden.

Wall lighting, historically called a ‘sconce’ is a very old form of lighting fixture, historically used with candles and oil lamps. Modern fittings are more often called wall lights, and much more effective and efficient at properly lighting up a space.

Motion Sense Lighting

Added security and peace of mind is something very important to a lot of home owners. This can be offered by motion sensitive lighting.

These lighting fixtures are typically positioned above back doors, garage and shed doors. They will detect movement and only turn on when there’s someone there, so also offer an affordable security option for you (sometimes used in conjunction with CCTV systems)

In Ground Lights

Our in Ground lights are buried within the ground in or around your property. Their stunningly beautiful effects can be created by incorporating them into your patio or by putting them within your decking. These lights are widely used by landscape designers to light up foliage in the borders.

Bollard lights

These are used to highlight paths within your garden or highlight your driveway, something important in winter months, and used to create a beautiful aesthetic for your home. Lighting up the pathway to your home can be very beneficial for the security of your home, as well as guiding your vehicle in at night up your drive/you up your pathway.

When choosing a garden bollard light, it’s important you check to get the right lights for you. Here at East Kent Electrical we can help you check where the bollard will cast its light. This is important, as some offer 360-degree lighting, while others will only illuminate a certain area.

String lights

This option is good for those that want a simple solution for the summer months, these lights are design focused and won’t be a big source of luminosity throughout your garden. If you’re looking for a modern, interesting design feature in your garden then look no further.

To get the most out of your string lights, hang them along walls, or on a tree branch or a hedge for maximum effect. You can always speak to us about the types of these lights.


Outdoor lighting installation has to be undertaken by a qualified electrician, to ensure it is safe, compliant and protected from the elements. We have a range of different lights available for you; lighting are a great investment, make your garden and house look amazing, and are an overall great option for your property.

East Kent Electrical are electricians based in Thanet offering a range of electrical services for your home and business. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

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