Fitting LED Bulbs In The Garden

Fitting LED Bulbs In The Garden

LED bulbs can be a brilliant choice for any garden that currently has insufficient lighting at night. This is the case whether a garden currently has no lighting installed at all, or has existing lighting that just isn’t providing a sufficient amount of light at the moment. So let’s go through now what’s important to know when it comes to fitting LED bulbs in the garden.


Recognising Which LED Bulbs Best Suit a Garden


Certainly many gardeners hold LED lights that have helped deliver them great results when to growing plants over time, but it’s important to remember when installing LED bulbs for plant growth that they should be installed in a way that is harmonious with the natural environment around them, and the needs of the plant(s). Unfortunately, some people select the wrong sort of LED bulb and/or place it in a poor location, and this can lead to bad results. Doing further research and consulting with a plant expert before looking to match an LED bulb with any plant is always a prudent move. 


Understanding the Variables from One Garden to the Next


Every garden is unique. That means when planning where to place LED bulbs there will be numerous considerations that are particular to each garden. This said, there are a number of common principles which are commonly seen being utilised from one garden to the next. These are mainly informed by the style of the garden and its use, but it’s always necessary to begin planning by avoiding the temptation to think of a ‘one size fits all’ approach. 


Selecting Lighting Locations to Maximise Enjoyment of the Garden


For gardens where easy navigation through them at night will be important – for example a garden that leads from the porch to a garage – then LED bulbs should be placed in areas where they help to illuminate the path. For properties that are ‘entertainers’, LED bulbs should ideally be placed around locations such as an outdoor dining area or the pool. For gardens that are not necessary to pass through at night and instead contain lots of plants that are intended to be viewed from a distance without stepping into the yard, then placing LED bulbs in areas that will best illuminate the greenery can be a good option. 


Consider the Location of the Home (and surrounding neighbours)


In addition to considerations surrounding the best place to install LED bulbs it’s also prudent to factor in the location of the installation site relative to the residence(s), as well as any neighbours. Even if a LED bulb was to perfectly illuminate the garden, if it is going to shine near a bedroom within a residence on the property – or into a neighbouring property – then it is wise to establish before the LED bulb is installed it wouldn’t be disruptive to residents. It’s also wise to keep in mind there are usually ways to address this quite easily, such as placing the LED bulb at a different angle. 




LED bulbs from RS components can be a brilliant choice for a garden in need of better lighting. It’s certainly important to recognise which LED bulbs best suit a garden, and to understand the variables that exist among different gardens. Also to select lighting locations that maximise enjoyment of the garden, and in turn to factor in the location of buildings and any adjoining properties when installing LED bulbs. Following these steps will help ensure there’s a solid foundation on which to achieve an outstanding result when using LED bulbs.

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