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Buried Exterior Uplights: wall-washing and effect lighting

Recessed ground lights, AKA buried uplights, are an ideal solution for adding visual interest in low-light hours whilst remaining subtle and unobtrusive during the day.

Take a look at our tips and advice at the bottom of this page for ideas for incorporating this type of lighting into your outdoor space.

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Bevelled Edge Solid Brass Low-Glare-Ground Uplight - Designed for Coastal AreasBevelled Edge Solid Brass Low-Glare-Ground Uplight - Designed for Coastal Areas

Bevelled Edge Solid Brass Low-Glare-Ground Uplight - Designed for Coastal Areas

4 Options
£50.00
GU10 Lamps - Use with or without Honeycomb Diffuser
Buried Exterior Uplight with Square Bezel Buried for GU10 LampsBuried Exterior Uplight with Square Bezel Buried for GU10 Lamps
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Buried Exterior Uplight with Square Bezel Buried for GU10 Lamps

 
£82.60
Partially Frosted Glass - 5 Tonne Maximum Loading
Recessed Ground Light With Adjustable Beam AngleRecessed Ground Light With Adjustable Beam Angle

Recessed Ground Light With Adjustable Beam Angle

3 Options
£109.00
Three Outputs 600, 900 & 1000 Lumens
Freestanding LED Exterior Wall Washer Zero Glare - IP65Freestanding LED Exterior Wall Washer Zero Glare - IP65

Freestanding LED Exterior Wall Washer Zero Glare - IP65

 
£245.00
Dark Grey Finish - Round Design which Diffuses Glare
Recessed In-Ground Luminaire with Adjustable Light Distribution - COB LEDRecessed In-Ground Luminaire with Adjustable Light Distribution - COB LED

Recessed In-Ground Luminaire with Adjustable Light Distribution - COB LED

2 Options
£309.00
20 Degree Beam with a 15 Degree Tilt Head
Versatile Buried Uplight: Adjustable Design with Internal Tilt for Targeted IlluminationVersatile Buried Uplight: Adjustable Design with Internal Tilt for Targeted Illumination

Versatile Buried Uplight: Adjustable Design with Internal Tilt for Targeted Illumination

2 Options
£78.00
Low Glare Brilliance with 15° Tilt Either Way
LED In-Ground Floor Spot - 316L Stainless Steel BezelLED In-Ground Floor Spot - 316L Stainless Steel Bezel

LED In-Ground Floor Spot - 316L Stainless Steel Bezel

 
£165.00
Driver Built-In - Just Needs a Mains 230v Supply
Pro HD Compact LED Recessed Ground Uplights - 316 Grade Stainless SteelPro HD Compact LED Recessed Ground Uplights - 316 Grade Stainless Steel

Pro HD Compact LED Recessed Ground Uplights - 316 Grade Stainless Steel

3 Options
£328.00
24° Beam Angle with 15° Adjustment
SLV AQUADISC G4 Stainless Steel Decking LightSLV AQUADISC G4 Stainless Steel Decking Light
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SLV AQUADISC G4 Stainless Steel Decking Light

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£14.90
Exclusive Offer: Last Unit Available! Secure This 12V Marker Light Today.
Recessed Groundlight for Mains GU10 Lamps - Stainless SteelRecessed Groundlight for Mains GU10 Lamps - Stainless Steel

Recessed Groundlight for Mains GU10 Lamps - Stainless Steel

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£33.00
Uses GU10 Mains Lamps - Easy to Relamp and Maintain
Black Stainless Steel Ground Light For GU10 Mains Bulbs - 105mm Bezel Black Stainless Steel Ground Light For GU10 Mains Bulbs - 105mm Bezel

Black Stainless Steel Ground Light For GU10 Mains Bulbs - 105mm Bezel

 
£34.60
Loop-In Loop-Out Wiring with Twin Stuffing Glands
GU10 Stainless Steel Bezel Ground LightGU10 Stainless Steel Bezel Ground Light

GU10 Stainless Steel Bezel Ground Light

 
£35.86
Shallow Ground Light for GU10 Base Lamps
Integrated Budget Friendly LED Buried Uplight - Round or Square BezelIntegrated Budget Friendly LED Buried Uplight - Round or Square Bezel

Integrated Budget Friendly LED Buried Uplight - Round or Square Bezel

2 Options
£45.00
Round or square - 6500k Intense White Light from Longlife LED
IP67 Recessed Ground Light For GU10 Lamps - 1 Tonne LoadingIP67 Recessed Ground Light For GU10 Lamps - 1 Tonne Loading

IP67 Recessed Ground Light For GU10 Lamps - 1 Tonne Loading

 
£48.15
For Use Inside or Out and can use smart LED lamps
Drive Over Recessed LED Ground Light - Adjustable Angle - Stainless SteelDrive Over Recessed LED Ground Light - Adjustable Angle - Stainless Steel

Drive Over Recessed LED Ground Light - Adjustable Angle - Stainless Steel

2 Options
£55.00
30° Beam Angle - Two Colour Temperature Options
In-Ground Energy Saving Uplight - IP67 Buried Floodlight for Soft and Efficient LightingIn-Ground Energy Saving Uplight - IP67 Buried Floodlight for Soft and Efficient Lighting

In-Ground Energy Saving Uplight - IP67 Buried Floodlight for Soft and Efficient Lighting

2 Options
£60.00
Choose Either Round or Square Compact GX53 Buried Uplight
Recessed LED Ground Light - Anodised Aluminium 6cmRecessed LED Ground Light - Anodised Aluminium 6cm

Recessed LED Ground Light - Anodised Aluminium 6cm

4 Options
£62.00
IP67 Rated and Drive-Over safe - 60mm Diameter
Recessed LED Ground Uplights - Straight To Mains Recessed LED Ground Uplights - Straight To Mains

Recessed LED Ground Uplights - Straight To Mains

3 Options
£63.30
800Kg Maximum Loading
Exterior In-Ground LED Indicator Light - LED Cast LightExterior In-Ground LED Indicator Light - LED Cast Light
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Exterior In-Ground LED Indicator Light - LED Cast Light

 
£70.00
Ideal for Multiple Uses including Exterior Landscaping Lighting Edge of Pathways, Steps or Decking
Pro HD 316 Stainless Steel In-Ground Uplight - Screwless BezelPro HD 316 Stainless Steel In-Ground Uplight - Screwless Bezel

Pro HD 316 Stainless Steel In-Ground Uplight - Screwless Bezel

 
£98.00
Compact Size - 55mm diameter with integral driver
Asymmetric Inground LED Uplight for Pedestrian Areas - IP67 180 LumensAsymmetric Inground LED Uplight for Pedestrian Areas - IP67 180 Lumens

Asymmetric Inground LED Uplight for Pedestrian Areas - IP67 180 Lumens

 
£126.00
Enhance Walkways with Subtle, Asymmetric Wall Washing
Adjustable Outdoor Recessed LED Light - for Wall or Ground InstallationAdjustable Outdoor Recessed LED Light - for Wall or Ground Installation

Adjustable Outdoor Recessed LED Light - for Wall or Ground Installation

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£131.00
Choose from Aluminium or Stainless Steel
Solid Brass Recessed Light For GU10 Mains Lamps Solid Brass Recessed Light For GU10 Mains Lamps

Solid Brass Recessed Light For GU10 Mains Lamps

 
£135.00
Great for use in Planters, Walls and Soft Ground
Marine Stainless Steel 13cm Exterior LED COB UplighterMarine Stainless Steel 13cm Exterior LED COB Uplighter

Marine Stainless Steel 13cm Exterior LED COB Uplighter

2 Options
£136.00
IP67 for Water Protection
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Buried exterior uplights - Tips and Advice

Buried exterior lights are an ideal choice if you're looking for a way to light your outdoor space, but don't want to add any visual clutter above ground . Buried uplights, as the name suggests, are set into the floor's surface. They have long been a main stay for hotels and the commercial sector as they are a great choice for lighting pathways and decking, while not causing a trip hazard. But, as more of us begin to invest more heavily in our outdoor spaces, buried exterior lights are now also a very popular option for private homes.

Highlighting outdoor features with buried uplights

As well as providing a practical choice for lighting outdoor spaces, buried uplights can also be used to highlight features in your outdoor space which might otherwise be missed in low-light hours. Lighting a feature with a buried uplight is more discrete than using surface-mounted spotlights and floodlights as the fitting is buried in the ground and out of sight during the day. As buried uplights are mounted in the ground, they also cost more due to their robust construction and the water resistance required. Ground-mounted fittings, however, are secure and generally 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 feature wall, discreetly illuminate your features, or to ensure your lighting is not tampered with.

Buried uplights to highlighting and illuminate trees

If you are looking to highlight trees in your outdoor space, there are some variables worth considering before picking the perfect lighting choice for your outdoor space. Deciduous trees change shape and colour throughout the seasons, therefore using a buried uplight can 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-positioned buried uplight will highlight these features beautifully. Remember, you can also utilise different light colours in ground lights. Try cooler coloured lights on evergreen and green foliage or warmer lights on deciduous trees that take on an amber or red hue in the winter. Lamp types and the intensity, wattage, colour rendering, and lamp 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.