lonely hanging lamp with circling around the moths - even relatively recently, it was virtually the only source of light in the garden.But times have changed - now there's plenty to choose from.And most importantly - fundamentally new light sources based on modern technologies.
for garden lighting and architectural lighting can now be used lamps and lighting fixtures, which are, firstly, not afraid to weathering, and secondly, can be diverse enough to cover different areas of the garden, have a flexible manipulation with a luminous flux.
In addition, they have a longer life than incandescent bulbs and more energy efficient, since virtually no heat.And, of course, just beautiful.
fixtures with halogen lamps
not confuse halogen bulbs with fluorescent.
Fluorescent - those glowing cold light tubes, which are buzzing, crackling and flashing, and their inner coating contains harmful chemicals (mercury).Once they prevailed in lighting technology, but also their age ends.
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Depending on the purpose, style and design, they can be different - from retro classics ("Torch", kenkety, sconces, console and basement luminaires) to high-tech (bollards, bollards, lighting facade lighting multibeam).
special type - recessed.They were placed on a horizontal or vertical surface so that they hardly protrude.Recessed who work outdoors (illuminate paths, walls, stairs outdoor stairs), are characterized by high corrosion resistance of the body and the reflector are protected against moisture and temperature fluctuations.
Some types of recessed luminaires have a high mechanical strength - to withstand the pressure of the wheels of a vehicle moving on a path - and do not give in to attempts to break them (so-called anti-vandal version).
lamps with halogen bulbs need for standard AC voltage 220-230 V.
luminaires with LEDs
This kind of lamps is very popular.LEDs (often referred to by the acronym LED, light emitting diodes) - are semiconductor crystals, glowing under the influence of electric current.We have all of them a long time ago using - this is their signal lights turn on us computers, televisions and other household appliances.
LEDs attractive for its tiny size, low power consumption (power LED ranges from 0.001 to 5 W), the ability to give as a normal light, and the light-colored main part of the spectrum (red, blue, green, yellow).
luminaires with LEDs are ideal for backlighting small plants and shrubs;recessed LED step lighting are essential for stairs, paths and trails.They are good for a weak night light (which does not hurt the eyes and non-irritating to the sleepers) for warning "sentinel" coverage (as is known, the light in the windows deters thieves) and emergency lighting (if the power goes out, the LEDs can be operated by battery or batteries).
Single LEDs in cases of "exotic" forms will create a mysterious faint glow in the grass lawn and the flowerbed.A multiple LEDs connected in one instrument will give a sufficiently powerful light beam, and can be used to illuminate the shrubs and small trees.Since the LEDs are heated slightly, the risk of overheating and burning plant is not.
LEDs are especially attractive, collected in the "garland" and strips of clear plastic - with their help, you can create the effect of a Christmas tree or a "starry sky", placing them in the tree crowns.To build good festive lighting of the so-called strobolamp - flashing LED lights that flash in sequence and give the effect of "running fire."
main technical feature of LEDs is that they need to operate DC voltage of 220-230 V (for high-voltage systems) or 9-12 (for low-voltage systems).LED devices connected to the network only need through the rectifying transformer.In addition, the service life of the LEDs, though very large, but it will not last forever - crystals "burn out" and therefore should always provide for the possibility of replacement.
equipment landscape lighting and architectural lighting weatherproof and can be operated year-round.Of course, if a high-quality product.So completely dismantled for the winter full of outdoor lighting system is not necessary - all the more so if the house ever live.
But some Russian features yet to take into account costs.For example, lamps, mounted in covering the tracks and playgrounds, winter will go under the snow and ice, spring will come under the melt water - their condition will have to follow.
Retrofonari and "classic", made of non-ferrous alloys and aluminum, may attract the attention of hunters non-ferrous metals, and if they are set away from the master's eye, the winter is better to remove them.