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​Tiny Lights with Big Impact: Decking and Plinth Lighting

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Spring is here and it’s that time of the year when everyone starts to think about changes in the home and garden. For the garden, this sudden inspiration is fairly self-explanatory – we see regrowth literally before our eyes, those first bursts of bright colour taking hold after months of bleak cold, and feel a mildness in the air that’s enough to hint at longer, sunlit days to come. It’s like nature personally beckoning us, ‘come back out to play’…and we don’t want to miss any of it. We’re already thinking about the bedding plants, garden furniture, decking lights, chimeneas, balmy nights, and the whole darn lot. If you can’t wait to make the most of it, we’ve got some great 2019 recommendations for decking lights coming up below.

But what about our urge to get creative indoors too? Spring is all about newness and change, and it’s natural that we should mimic this biological experience with our own desire to freshen things up in the home. And fortunately, breathing new life into your space doesn’t need to mean knocking down the walls and making an appearance on Grand Designs. Thankfully, one of the easiest ways to create an impactful and stylish change in your home, is also one of the most economical. Intrigued? Read on to get our plinth lighting suggestions—a simple way to modernise kitchens and bathrooms with minimal fuss.

Plinth lighting is essentially the same as decking lighting—just that those tiny lights are inside the house instead of out—and you’ll find these work best in the kitchen or bathroom. Take for example this cool white LED & stainless steel recessed plinth lighting kit—suitable for outside or indoor use and ready to install with the necessary driver, cable and no-fuss instructions included.

Set into kickplates under kitchen units, this waterproof (IP67) and corrosion-resistant light set brings a stylish, subtle ambience to the room. If the clean, bright tone of the cool white bulbs isn’t what you’re after, this set is also available with warm white bulbs for a softer, cosier glow or blue LED bulbs, and a choice of 15, 30, 45 or 60mm size fixtures, depending on the look you want to create.

If you’re looking for a brighter glow, these polycarbonate plinth lights emit more of an overall illumination from their entire fascia—as opposed to the standard, stainless steel encased plinth lights. With a crisp, cool white LED bulb, they add the perfect practical and aesthetic touch to any modern, clean-edged bathroom.

Think it’s hipper to be square? Then we’ve also got you covered with these square LED plinth lights with a smart, stainless steel edge.

This super stylish set can be fitted in just the same way as circular plinth lights. And if you are doing the set-up by yourself, you’ll be happy to know that each of these kits comes complete with a hard copy of easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams, as well as ongoing access to digital copies on the First Choice Lighting website too.

Decking Lights

Any of the above-mentioned plinth lighting sets can be alternatively used for outside. And the true beauty of plinth and decking lights is that you can use 5 or you can use 50—no matter the number, they still add that something extra special to your surroundings.

On a practical level, decking lights can light up stairways, provide ambient illumination for evening entertainment in the garden, or just handily guide the way around those harder to see areas at night. The cherry on top, is that they look beautiful and stylish while doing so.

These blue LED decking lights are water plus corrosion-proof and suitable to be walked over—perfect for decking pathways or seating areas. They come in varying sizes and in sets of 10, 20 or 30 lights.

And if you’re looking for that extra element of gadgetry, investing in a set of ‘Dusk till Dawn’ Photocell sensor decking lights will mean your decking lights sense when to come on, and when to switch off all on their own, dependent on the light at that time of day. Pretty, and smart too.

Finally, if you spend a lot of time entertaining in the garden, and fancy playing around with changing moods and ambience, these colour-changing LED decking lights are just the thing. With 7 different colours, 22 dynamic modes, and 10 options for flashing and colour changing, there’s a setting for every tone and occasion. What’s more, they come with a nifty remote control, and have a super low power consumption. So you can sit back in comfort and watch the light show, or simply choose your favourite colour for the evening.

You can find all the kits discussed and more plinth and decking lighting on the First Choice Lighting website —where you’ll also find downloadable data specs, diagrams and instructions for every set. For further advice or information, our experienced team are never more than a phone call or email away.