As the warm summer nights roll in, many of us are eager to spend time outdoors, enjoying the fresh air and beautiful surroundings. Whether hosting a backyard barbecue, lounging by a paddling pool, or reading a book on the patio, the right lighting can create the perfect ambience for your summer evenings. 

We’ve reached out to the experts over at Pagazzi to shed some light on some of their creative and practical ideas for outdoor summer lighting that will help you elevate your outdoor space and make the most of those long summer nights.

So without further ado here is Pagazzi’s Commercial Director, Rebecca Pagan to share her top tips on choosing the perfect outdoor lighting for your home…

Set the mood right

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Choosing the right outdoor lights can be a little tricky, but fear not! Here's a handy rule of thumb: for a cosy gathering space, go for warmer colour temperatures around 2200k to 2700k. But if you need to see clearly, like on stairs or in other high-visibility areas, cooler temperatures of 3000k to 4000k might be your best bet. And if you're all about security, opt for a daytime-like light between 4600K to 6500K. With these tips, you'll be lighting up your outdoor space like a pro in no time!

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Highlight focal points using outdoor lights

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Turn your garden into a stunning work of art! Highlight your beautiful flower bed or impressive sculpture with strategically placed spotlights. As soon as the sun sets, watch as your garden transforms into a dramatic wonderland, drawing attention to its unique features.


Explore solar-powered lighting options 

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Transform your garden into an eco-friendly oasis with Solar-powered lights solar-powered lights! Not only do they save energy, but they charge during the day and magically turn on at night. Say goodbye to high electricity bills and hello to a sustainable lighting solution that will make your garden shine.


Embrace LED Lanterns

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Lanterns bring a touch of enchantment to any outdoor setting. Strategically placing them on tables or lining your pathways with them can create a whimsical atmosphere that is sure to impress your guests. The soft, flickering glow of the LED lights adds a warm, inviting touch that is perfect for romantic evenings under the stars. Not only do they add a touch of enchantment, but they are also long-lasting and energy-efficient, making them a practical and eco-friendly choice for any garden. 

Don't forget pathway lighting

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Safety first! Illuminate your pathways with stake lights or low-level lighting fixtures to ensure everyone can navigate your garden with ease, even after dusk. This functional lighting also creates a captivating visual effect.

Remember, the key is to strike a balance between functionality and aesthetics. Let your creativity flow and have fun while illuminating your garden this summer. And if you're looking for more inspiration or stunning lighting options, head over to Pagazzi for a wide range of choices.

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