Low level lighting and recessed brick lights
Take a look through our vast selection of Low-level Lighting and Recessed Brick Lights for your project.
Low level lighting is often overlooked, but it's actually incredibly important for safety to enable you to navigate safely around your outdoor space. Low-level lighting is also a fantastic addition to beautify your garden or the exterior of your property. This category is vast and includes a great range of recessed brick lights as well as many low-level lighting options. It's therefore helpful to first identify the type of low-level lighting that would best suit the area you are looking to address. Take a scroll to the bottom of this page for tips and advice on low-level lighting as well as a handy guide on the types of low-level lighting options available and best suited to your project.
Brick & Low-Level Lights - Tips and Advice
We have included a handy guide below of some of the key low-level lighting styles that fit within this category that require a little more explaining, as well as a thought to bear in mind when considering outdoor lighting regarding light pollution. As always, if you have any questions or would like any advice on your project, please do get in touch via phone, email, or our online chat function. We love to hear from you.
Recessed Brick Lights
A recessed brick light is exactly as described, a light that fits snugly and seamlessly into your brickwork to add beautiful visual interest in low-light hours and to help guide your way around walkways, entryways, and outdoor spaces.
When retrofitting brick lights into existing brick and stonework, ensure to measure the light fitting and the intended implantation spot carefully before you or your trust tradesperson picks up a hammer and chisel.
It's also important to remember that the use of higher wattage lamps in brick lights without louvres can cause glare in brick lights without louvres.
Bollard lights have long been a popular choice for commercial properties as well as private homes with long sweeping driveways. As the name suggests, this type of low-level lighting consists of a light element fitted to a bollard, an idea choice for placing along driveways, garden borders, and parking areas. As well as traditional bollard lights, our range expands to more modern, square options as well as smaller, subtler designs.
Our range spans many different designs, finishes, and colours of bollard lighting and some are also available in different sizing options. So, do take the time to have a look through our range, and if you can't find exactly what you're looking for or if you'd like any advice of the design or quantity for your project, please do get in touch via phone, email, or our online chat function.
Spike lights are lights that take the form of a spike for inserting into lawns and soft ground. They are a fantastic option if you are looking for a temporary lighting option to light a pathway, driveway, planted beds, or around a marquee or outdoor area for an event. The main attraction of this option is the freedom to place them wherever required and to move them as needed.
Less is more...
When considering entryway lighting the temptation is often to choose one bright light and call the job done. However, the purpose of entryway lighting is to be safely guided to your door and to help you find those pesky keys that always seem to be impossible to find in the bottom of your bag while also creating a beautiful light display to welcome you home. Using multiple low light level lighting fixtures will create a much more pleasing, warm and welcoming ambience than that of one bright light that could potentially makes you feel like a deer in the headlights.
The "less is more" approach is also important to bear in mind when thinking of using multiple outdoor lighting types across a range of outdoor spaces. A great example of this is where you have a large expanse of outdoor space and you're looking to light up various areas such as a walkway, planting beds, and outdoor steps. Lighting these areas of interest individually with targeted low-level lighting that produces a subtle level of light is far more visually pleasing to the eye while also preventing the inevitable glare that comes with using less overly bright light sources to cover the entire area.
A thought for our night's sky...
When thinking about utilising outdoor lighting it's important to think about how much outdoor lighting is too much outdoor lighting. Where does the extra light go? As was as the potential to cause visual difficulties, excessive light contributes to a much bigger issue. All this extra light reflects off the surrounding walls, buildings and walkways, bouncing into the sky, creating "light pollution" (even concrete has a reflectance of up to 40%!). This trespassing light then invades adjacent buildings and also contributes to light pollution which reduces our ability to view the moon and stars, compromising our quality of life. If you'd like to have a chat with us about the right type of lighting for your project, without over-contributing to the issue of light pollution please do get in touch with us. We love to talk lights, but we also like to talk about potential light pollution in our skies and how you can play your part in keeping the night's sky starry and bright!