Ideal for outside lighting, spike lights are very versatile that transforms the general look of a garden or outside property. They can be used to light pathways, illuminate gardens and trees as well as water features such as the swimming pool, bringing out an ambience feeling. The incandescent emitted by spike lights on boundaries makes some property owners feel more secure at night. Spike lights come in a variety of colors, finishes, heights and also watts. To reduce the direct glare light, many spike lights do come with glare shield attachment therefore producing penumbrial light. The finishes can either be made of copper, brass, colored power coated finishes or stainless steel therefore when placed in the environment, they blend well. These materials are waterproof and non corrosive hence withstand change in weather conditions such as high summer heat to low winter temperatures.
LED spike lights last longer and uses less energy making them cost efficient. Ideally, they give out less heat compared to halogen making the maintenance cost less expensive. Halogen spike lights are luminous and are used for spotlight lighting. They emit warm and white light and also produce heat. Low voltage spike lights are inexpensive, easiest to install as well as they are the safest lighting system available for the garden since they emit only 12 voltages. Main spike lights have a voltage that range between 220 volts to 240 volts and produce gleaming light.In today’s society technology had led to the development of colored spike lights which radiates light ranging from different colors. This type of lighting can be make the environment more sophisticated and eye catching. Some of the colored light are automatic, changing colors at certain intervals without the need of a remote.
With different designs, these lights can either be mounted on the walls, hung on trees or fixed directly into the ground. They come with different heights. Low heights can be mounted or fixed near pathways while those whose heights are higher can be placed on borders. However it is important to note that in order to reduce the risk of water ingress, consumers are advised to keep all lighting above ground. Some of the lighting heads are adjustable although there are those which are fixed.
Depending on a client’s preference, the main factors to consider when choosing spike lights are first, the type. As seen above they can either be halogen, LED, 240 mains, low voltage as well as solar powered light since they all produce different level of brightness and also use different energy levels or source. The area that needs illumination should also be considered such as trees,pathways and garden beds or shrubs will require short spike lights whereas if its a large area that has to be lit or its at the property border, lights with high heights should be installed. Another important factor is the type of material used to make the spike light since the material has a direct effect on pricing.
In conclusion, spike lights radiate the environment at night either by mirror lighting trees, shadow lighting sculptures or highlighting your favorite garden feature hence are suitable for outdoor gardening.