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Buried Exterior Uplights: wall-washing and effect lighting

Floodlight the garden features in your outdoor space with buried uplights and buried floodlights from Lighting Styles. See our user guide for details of what lighting is right for your space, simply scroll to the bottom for more information.

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Rectagular Ground Light for E27 CFL LampsRectagular Ground Light for E27 CFL Lamps

Rectagular Ground Light for E27 CFL Lamps

 
£82.74
IP67 Rated - 500Kg Max Load
Robust 70w Metal Halide Ground UplightRobust 70w Metal Halide Ground Uplight

Robust 70w Metal Halide Ground Uplight

 
£273.32
5 Tonne Maximum Loading
Long Buried Exterior UplighterLong Buried Exterior Uplighter

Long Buried Exterior Uplighter

2 Products
£373.02
Available in 2 Different Lengths
Adjustable Gimbal Buried Eyeball UplightAdjustable Gimbal Buried Eyeball Uplight

Adjustable Gimbal Buried Eyeball Uplight

 
£248.40
Adjustable as and when Required
Round Buried Uplight for GU10 Lamp IP65Round Buried Uplight for GU10 Lamp IP65

Round Buried Uplight for GU10 Lamp IP65

 
£20.00
Use a GU10 LED Lamp For Low Heat Energy Efficiency
Large buried uplight for GU10 lamp

Large buried uplight for GU10 lamp

 
£68.00
IP65 - Protection from Projected Water
Unique Ground Uplights With Dusk 'til Dawn SensorUnique Ground Uplights With Dusk 'til Dawn Sensor

Unique Ground Uplights With Dusk 'til Dawn Sensor

3 Products
£99.00
Three outputs - 600, 900 & 1000 lumens
Buried Exterior Uplighter for MR16 LampsBuried Exterior Uplighter for MR16 Lamps

Buried Exterior Uplighter for MR16 Lamps

2 Products
£99.62
2 Tonne Maximum Loading
Ground Light With Adjustable Beam AngleGround Light With Adjustable Beam Angle

Ground Light With Adjustable Beam Angle

3 Products
£100.00
Three outputs - 600, 900 & 1000 lumens
Small Stainless Steel Round LED Buried UplighterSmall Stainless Steel Round LED Buried Uplighter

Small Stainless Steel Round LED Buried Uplighter

 
£117.60
Available as a Triple Light Kit
IP67 Rated Recessed Up LighterIP67 Rated Recessed Up Lighter

IP67 Rated Recessed Up Lighter

3 Products
£198.55
Available in Round or Square
Recessed Up Lighter - IP67 RatedRecessed Up Lighter - IP67 Rated

Recessed Up Lighter - IP67 Rated

2 Products
£206.86
With Adjustable Tilting Head
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Buried exterior uplights for highlighting and creating drama in the garden

Lighting a feature with a buried uplight is more discrete than using surface mounted spotlight and floodlights because the fitting is buried in the ground and out of sight during the day. As buried uplights are mounted in the ground they cost more due to the robust construction and water resistance required.  Ground mounted fittings however are secure and more aesthetically pleasing than surface mounted lights. 

So why use a buried uplight? You should be considering buried uplights to: illuminate a static object, create a decorative light effect on a static object, discreetly illuminate your features, or to ensure your lighting is not tampered with.

Buried uplights and trees? You should consider carefully the use of buried uplights to illuminate trees. Deciduous trees change shape, and colour throughout the seasons and having a buried uplight does make it more difficult to highlight different features throughout the year. Buried uplights offer less adjustment than surface mounted flood and spotlights and relocating the fitting a few feet to move the light from the trunk to the canopy is a not a small project. Old knurled trees, twisted willows and evergreens are an exception to this as they do not change dramatically throughout the year and a well position buried uplight picking out the features will enhance these features. Remember also that you can now use different colour lamps in floodlights. Try blue and green lamps in the summer and yellow, magenta or red lamp in the winter. Lamp types and intensity wattage, colour rendering and lamps life need to be considered in conjunction with the object being lit, its colour and its absorption (the amount of light taken in by a surface instead of being reflected). Also take into account that an object situated at some distance from the viewpoint must be lit more brightly than one that is close to the viewer in order to achieve the same impact.

Typical applications for Buried Uplights

Narrow trees – poplar, pine etc

Tree height 20 metres: Use a 35w metal halide fitting with a narrow beam or a 75w tungsten halogen fitting with a narrow beam.

Tree height 25 metres: Use a 70w metal halide fitting with a narrow beam or a 100w tungsten halogen fitting with a narrow beam.

Tree height 30 metres: Use a 150w metal halide fitting with a narrow beam or three 100w tungsten halogen fittings with a narrow beam.

Garden trees – Birch, Acer etc

Tree height 12 metres: Use a 35w metal halide fitting with a medium beam or a 75w tungsten halogen fitting with a medium beam.

Tree height 16 metres: Use a 70w metal halide fitting with a medium beam or a 100w tungsten halogen fitting with a medium beam.

Tree height 25 metres: Use a 150w metal halide fitting with a medium beam or three 100w tungsten halogen fitting with a medium beam.

Broad canopy trees and specimens – oaks, lime, sycamore etc

Often the best approach is to use two or three buried uplights to light the trunk and canopy separately. Wattage dependant on size of tree. Glass temperature has been a cause of concern in recent years and many new designs keep the glass temperature to 60 or 70 degrees centigrade or lower in areas where the public could touch the glass.