Decking Lights and Walk Over Ground Lighting
Take a look through our hand-picked selection of decking lights and walk-over ground lighting (AKA 'demarcation lights'). These ground lights are incredibly popular whether you're looking to illuminate a walkway, drive, or timber decking.Deck and ground lights also provide the opportunity to determine where one area ends and another begins in your outdoor space. Scroll to the bottom of this page for tips and advice.
Demarcation Lighting - How and where to use
Demarcation lighting is used around paths, drives, jetties, and timber decked areas to highlight where one area finishes and another begins.
Basic design principles – All areas
Wherever possible, avoid creating glare particularly near the edge of decking or around stairs and steps. If there is not much ambient light in your garden and you position a buried uplight shining straight up near or on a pedestrians route you will cause glare. The intensity of the buried uplight can be 500x brighter than moonlight or low ambient lighting. In bright light, the eyes iris contracts to restrict light entering the eye and in the above scenario you may find yourself or your guests disabled by the bright light which can result in loss of balance at worst or discomfort at best.
If your garden does not have high levels of ambient light from street lamps or your own general lighting you may wish to highlight the path to avoid inadvertently treading in flowerbeds or borders. This lighting is valuable, not only to ease navigation, but also to provide life to darker areas of your greater outdoor space at night.
To avoid trips and spills on your decking, it's vital that you utilise low-level lighting to provide assistance to avoid trips and falls while simultaneously providing beautiful soft and subdued lighting for your outdoor space.
If you have a curved or sweeping drive, or if you regularly have to reverse in or out of your drive, you may wish to mark the edge of the drive with buried lighting either in the drive itself or in the lawn. This lets you and your guests see the driveway and avoid driving on lawn areas.
Piers and jetties
On jetties, low-level, glare free lighting is imperative to negotiate around hazards that could potentially cause injury and endanger life. Marine use requires fittings with resistance to corrosion and high ingress protection.