Cheap Garden Lighting: Top Six Ways to Light Your Garden on a Budget
- 09 Jun, 2017
Spring is here and we’ve already had spells of nice weather. With British summers being a bit unpredictable we all want to make the most of our gardens when we can. This includes the evenings, be it a party or just enjoying your outdoor space by yourself. Lighting is very important for both practicality and setting the mood for your event. We can’t all spend a fortune though, so today we’re looking at how to create great garden lighting on a budget. Some amazing lighting schemes can be produced for very little. Here are our top six ways to light your garden for little or no expense:
Battery lights also don’t require any wiring or fixed installation making them very versatile. A light that may be used in another position or even indoors can usually be moved for parties and entertaining.
Garden lantern lightsLanterns offer a light source that is cheap, practical and multipurpose - there’s a reason we still use them after hundreds of years. There’s something authentic and romantic about candle light which sets the tone for the evening. With lanterns coming in all shapes, sizes and designs, you can create a multitude of garden lighting schemes. If you’re worried about safety you could use LED candles that naturally flicker and are made of wax like the real thing.
Solar garden lightsLED technology has increased the possibilities of how and where lights can be used. The very low energy usage of an LED means they can be lit with very little power. This has been utilised in solar garden lights as the sun can be used to power a light through the night and then recharged again the next day. The fact that no wiring or power source is needed make solar lights very cheap to make and buy, and cost nothing to fit. There are multiple options of light types, such as post lights, wall lights, step lights and lantern lights.
Homemade garden lightsHomemade is always a great option to save money, and garden lighting is no exception. There are obviously some limitations, but the easiest lights won’t be too complicated and still impressive. One great example of a DIY garden light is creating a tin can lantern. This is simply made by cleaning a old can and putting holes in it to let light through. The pattern of the holes is completely up to you so put your own stamp on it. An even simpler option is to use a glass jar. The light is then easily produced from tea lights. Why not even try using LED tea lights for added safety, then there’s no need for open flames.
Tin Can Lantern
Glass Jar Light