Garden lighting.

Hi, it has been a while since I have used the garden lights as I have been trying to save electricity but now I note that there are some great solar powered lights which are good for accent lighting. Even better, I have found some LED garden lights which I can use to light up the trees and pond.

i was thinking of going either green or white lights but not sure which give the best effect. Has anyone tried red? I like the look of these as they are cheap to run and no bulbs to replace (excuse the pun image





  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,691

    I'm afraid that I don't like coloured lighting in gardens - white or a natural looking yellowish-white light for me every time. 

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 11,260

    Me too, much prefer natural colour lighting be it candles or solar lamps/garland lighting or electrical spot lights. But its personal tastes I suppose. There's a great choice of modern or olde worlde solar lighting in garden centres etc.

  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,736
    My solar lights dont light up the plants and are just a light and there only use would be to mark out a path or similar. Hopefully there are stronger ones on the market.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 14,674

    I'm with Dove and Star, I find coloured lighting in gardens a bit vulgar and  , in my humble opinion, usually looks a bit naff.

  • Jack 3Jack 3 Posts: 360

    My OH agrees with everyone on here, she only likes soft white light in the garden, I on the other hand like it. There's a reason for it though. When we were kids our family used to visit a place called Happy Mount Park, in Morecambe. When you walked through the gardens at night they were always lit up with green light which gave a mysterious feel to everything. So for this nostalgic reason I like green light in the garden hidden amongst the foliage.

    My solar lights bought from ebay stopped working after about a month though.

  • There's a dog grooming centre on an unlit road which I have to drive through on my way home from work that fairly recently had a make over. They now have green lighting everywhere. I have to say, for a halloween party, or a murder mystery weekend it would be perfect. But otherwise, well its just downright scary to be honest!

    I have to say for lighting in gardens I prefer natural soft white but each to their own. I can see what you want Jack so perhaps try Red or Purple?

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,487

    Just a reminder that artificial light of any kind at night is a form of pollution and is bad for wildlife.  Sorry if I sound like a damp squib but this is something I feel strongly about and the facts are not as well known as they should be:



    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Andy19Andy19 Posts: 548

    Jack 3 Now Happy Mount Park spent many a night there with the kids had a static caravan on Regent Park for years. Had great holidays there went back a few years ago for the day not the place it used to be bit run down looking i must say.

  • LynLyn Posts: 8,398

    But very good for the bats, I noticed that the moths are attracted to the lights and the bats swoop in on them.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
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