The weather is getting warmer and summer is around the corner, so outdoor spaces will become more popular again very soon. Outdoor lighting
can help to make the most of these areas.
Here are some things to think about to make sure your outdoor lighting is safe and effective.
Firstly, make sure fittings are designed for outdoor use and locations are safe and unlikely to flood. Any light you fit outdoors should have an IP (Ingress Protection) rating of at least IP44.
All outdoor sockets must be protected with a residual current device (RCD) to switch off electricity if a cable is cut. Cables must also be suitable for outdoor uses.
Outdoor cables should be buried so they won’t be damaged by garden tools.