As we enter another cold, bleak winter, the warm summer a mere distant memory. Humanity retreats back into hibernation yet those DIY garden tasks still need completing.
Downlights.co.uk brings you an exciting selection of outdoor LED lighting products. This range has been hand picked from the UK's leading brands.
Our external LED lighting range includes:
- LED floodlights for security
- Outdoor downlights for soffits and facias
- IP68 rated outdoor LED tape
- External LED bulkheads
- Decking lights for gardens
- LED ground lights
- Spike lights
- Step lights
- External wall lights
Browse our range of externally rated LED lighting products or contact us to discuss your enquiry on: 01706 868343.
Why Go For LED?
LED is the ideal modern choice for outdoor lighting fixtures as it’s long lasting, requiring no maintenance. And because LEDs like to run cool, they’re more suited to outdoors where its colder and mainly used at night-time. Overheating is the #1 cause of LED failure, this is caused by poor ventilation and running the LED in fatally high ambient temperatures for too long without any breaks for it to cool down.
Outdoor LED Lighting Brands & Types
Over the past few months are range of outdoor LED lighting has expanded rapidly. We’ve handpicked the best products from leading UK brands which include:
- Aurora Lighting
- Collingwood Lighting
- Forum Lighting
- JCC Lighting
- LED Strip Fit
Outdoor LED Lighting Features
We offer a selection of high quality externally rated LED lighting fixtures that are designed to last. Our products are backed by a minimum of 2 year guarantee periods with some products extending to 5 years.
In general, outdoor lighting products are more difficult to install than indoor lighting products. Not only do you need to mount the lights safely and securely but as they’re outside and open to the elements, they need to block out water and dust ingress.
Outdoor lighting fittings have an IP rating which needs to be maintained. An IP rating is a measurement of the fittings ability to resist water and dust ingress. IP65 for example offers a high resistance to both dust and water and will provide protection throughout the harsh, long and cold winter months.
Installing LED ground lights outdoors in-particular can be the most difficult especially if you’re fitting them into solid stone or concrete. It’s like wiring a recessed downlight into a solid foundation and having to keep out the water from the connections.
We offer some of our products in mains voltage which don’t require any additional transformers. The LED driver or transformer is built directly into the fitting. Some of the lights we offer are low voltage and require an additional constant voltage or constant current LED driver, so be sure to read the descriptions carefully.
Low voltage lighting (mainly 12V to 24V DC) is safer the mains voltage (230V AC) but many manufacturers now offer mains voltage versions as they're easier to order and easier to install. It does depend on your application and choice of product.
Colour Change Outdoor LED Lights
Rather than being limited to just one colour why not opt for colour change LED lights instead? By using an additional controller, you can cycle through different colours and create your own theme lighting.
We even have a control system that lets you separate different areas of your garden or patio into zones and lets you control everything from just one controller.
LED floodlights with an integrated PIR (Passive Infra-Red) sensor will detect movement and can be used to detour intruders. We also have a selection of modern wall lights with optional PIR sensors such as the Forum or Aurora brands. Available in single light or double light versions which have up and down lighting effects. Outdoor led lighting products can be used effectively as part of your home security system.