When thinking about how to illuminate the garden, a number of factors must be taken into consideration. The final result is not only affected by the direction of the light and the choice of spotlights or street lamps, but also the color temperature of the LEDs (speaking of LEDs, here you can read a brief guide on how to select the best LED bulbs). How to light up the garden: the color temperature of the LEDs
Often, when we talk about lighting, we hear about warm, neutral or cold light. In these cases, reference is made to the color temperature, a parameter increasingly adopted also in the domestic context (especially after the mass diffusion of LED bulbs). By warm light we mean those shades with a color temperature below 3300 K. It is called warm light because during the emission of light it releases a color very similar to orange, which brings to mind the flame of a candle. Neutral light, on the other hand, has a white color tone and simulates the effect of sunlight (to obtain it you need a color temperature between 3500 and 4500 K). Cold light is the exact opposite of warm light: it indicates color tones above 5300 K.
After this roundup, let’s try to understand if it is better to use warm or cold light to illuminate the garden. Warm light LEDs are usually used to illuminate gardens of private houses, because they convey a sense of welcome and greater safety and simulate the light that was once emanated by torches and oil lamps. There are many spotlights and warm light LED bulbs that allow you to make the garden a relaxing and intimate place.
Warm light is not only ideal for domestic environments, but also for tourist and recreational ones. 5 useful tips + 1 to illuminate the home garden
After talking about the color temperature of LEDs, let’s move on to a brief summary of best practices for properly lighting outdoor spaces. As we have already seen in the article on garden furniture, it is a question of combining the aesthetic aspect with the functional one. Here are 6 useful tips:

  • It is essential to distribute the light in an optimal way. In studying the project it is necessary to take into account the type of light irradiation and the different light points to be inserted. A good design is also useful for saving on consumption.
  • Lighting from top to bottom is recommended (the goal is to avoid the creation of dark areas);
  • Prefer high efficiency LED lights, which allow you to optimize energy savings; the advantages are also economic: if you choose LED lamps with an overall efficacy greater than 200 lumen / watt, you can save more than with other outdoor LED solutions commonly on the market.
  • Both in the design and in the purchase of garden lamps and LED spotlights, he always seeks balance. You can also buy LED lamps all from the same company (for example, you can turn to large distribution chains, such as Leroy Merlin) so as to avoid any light differences as much as possible and enjoy uniform lighting.
  • Enhance the distinctive features of the garden. If it is not too big, you can have LED lights on the wall, perhaps placed under the canopy of the house. If you have large green spaces, you can install lighting poles with warm light outdoor LED lights.
  • Avoid vertical spotlights and garden ball lights. The recessed spotlights and the transparent sphere lampposts emit light from the bottom up and, also for this reason, cause an increase in light pollution. Much better The outdoor LED spotlights with adjustable inclination.
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