Helloooo Spring 2017!

Since it was officially the first day of spring 2017 a few days ago, we thought we’d celebrate by writing a little blog post for you guys to read – and show off some of our amazing old and new products! Spring is the warm up to summer, garden parties begin, BBQs and if you’re lucky enough pool parties! When we have guests visiting, we want to make sure our gardens and homes look their best, right? Well with a whole range of garden lighting and outdoor LED lighting, you can ensure your patios are shining and garden features are highlighted ready for your summer events.

We’ve got a bit more time before the weather really starts heating up, so now is the perfect opportunity to get those gardens lit! There are many ways in which you can change the appearance of your garden with anything from a LED spike light, to decking lights or even bollards. One of our most popular products has to be the Ikon Pro kits by Saxby & Endon lighting. With a range of colours, sizes and finishes to suit every outdoor space you can think of, it’s no wonder these fly off the shelves! They are IP67 rated, complete with an easy-fit, interchangeable head design and RGB versions can even be controlled at the touch of a button! You can read more about them here on one of our previous blog posts.

 

Top Features 5 of the Ikon Pro Kits:

Each individual head is IP67 rated to ensure safe installation in outdoor environments.
Designed to be fitted and wired during the decking build stage without the heads.
Complete with new fresnel lenses to improve lumen output and evenly spread light.
Ikon Pro kits feature a brand new removable and interchangeable heads for maximum control.
Features super bright SMD LED technology perfect for bringing a touch of colour to deckings.

Ikon Pro Decking Kit

RGB Ikon Pro Kit

Ikon Pro White Kit

Ikon Pro Blue Kit

Decking Lighting – Sorted. Now Time for Spike Lighting!

Now, your decking lighting is sorted. Let’s give you a few tips on highlighting all important garden features. Here we move onto spike lighting. LED spike lights are fast becoming one of our most popular items to sell. With more and more suppliers like Firstlight, Collingwood and Saxby constantly updating their range, we always have new items to show you!

Three Spike Lighting Recommendations:

1. Firstlight LED Spike/Wall Light

LED garden spike light can also be used as a wall spotlight!
Loaded with 4 x 2W CREE LEDs for effortless output and unrivalled brightness.
Designed with an IP54 rating allowing safe installation in exterior applications.

2. Endon Lighting Luminatra IP65 5W LED Spike Light

Loaded with 5W of LED lighting power and produces 500 lumens for effortless light output.
Supplied with LED driver and fixing accessories to ensure simple and fast installation.
Complete with spike or can be wall mounted to suit a variety of outdoor spaces.

3. Collingwood 1W LED Spike Light

3000K colour temperature creates a stunning warm white light beam perfect for all exteriors.
LEDs have a huge 70,000 average lifespan allowing users to dramatically reduce re-lamping costs.
Manufactured using high quality stainless steel 316 for a durable and reliable design.

Step 3 to Completing your Garden Lighting

Now we have covered decking lights and spike lights, the only thing left is outdoor wall lighting! This is a range that is forever growing and changing in style. In this section we are going to talk about a few different styles of wall lights and the most popular current style which is a must-have item in all gardens. If you’ve got outdoor walls that need lighting, we’ve got the products for you. Here are the top three outdoor wall lights we recommend for highlighting those all important outdoor feature walls.

1. Firstlight Shelby Up/Down Wall Light with PIR 

Designed with an IP65 rating allowing safe installation in outdoor environments.
2 x integrated 3W LED module provides effortless light output.
Complete with built in PIR sensor for added energy saving benefits.

2. Endon Lighting Seina Plain IP44 Recessed Brick Light.

Loaded with 4.5W of LED lighting power and producing 350 lumens for effortless light output.
Features a high quality SMD LED chip to ensure maximum light output and coverage for longer.
Rear housing is the same size of a regular brick meaning no special cutting is required.

 
 3. Collingwood Rotatable Octagonal Wall Light 

4000K colour temperature creates a stunning cool white light beam perfect for all exteriors.
Designed with an IP65 rating allowing safe installation in a range of exterior applications.
Extremely long 70000 hour lifespan allows users to dramatically reduce re-lamping costs.

 

Time to Relax and Enjoy the (hopefully) Sunny Weather!

Right, now it’s time to relax and enjoy Spring 2017! Your gardens should be looking great by now and we hope you enjoy the spring and summer months. Of course there are many more items available within our rang besides just a few recommendations we have listed above. You can check out plenty more garden lighting ideas here.

New Ikon Pro Outdoor Decking Kits by Saxby

When it comes to outdoor garden lighting, Saxby & Endon really have it down to a T! Offering a wide array of garden spotlights, decking kits and spike lights, they encompass everything you need within one range to ensure your gardens are ready for the summer. Our weather is finally warming up (and about time too!) and we all want our gardens to be looking on top form for those summer barbecues don’t we? Well then, the brand new Ikon Pro range of decking kits are definitely what you need to be looking at. Offered in three different colours and sizes, the decking kits are suited to all homes whether it be a modern and minimalistic style you’re after or bright and colourful, these lighting kits are sure to perform.

Outdoor Garden Lighting Kit

Blue Ikon Pro Kit

New Technology for Ikon Pro Kits by Saxby & Endon

Featuring a brand new design making sure outdoor garden lighting is made easy, the Saxby Ikon Pro decking kit has been seriously thought out to ensure adding a splash of colour to your homes is simple. Each decking kit consists of 10 x 0.75W LED fittings, 15W driver, 5 metre extension cable, 2 x 5 way looms and a 3 pin plug. With everything you need within one kit, the Ikon decking lights offer serious value for money and of course an unmissable light output perfect for all gardens. With users in mind, these brilliant kits now feature new ‘Frensel’ lenses which improve lumen output and diffuse the light evenly. The decking lights have also been designed to be fitted from the elements, until the decking is complete, allowing users to easily connect the lights and complete all finishing touches quickly and efficiently!

Outdoor Garden Lighting Kit

RGB Ikon Pro Kit

Affordable and Stylish Outdoor Garden Lighting

Not all outdoor garden lighting consists of ground and decking lights, there is much more to add colour to your homes. Want to light flower beds, trees or even jacuzzi’s and pools? Look no further than the Saxby range. LED lighting has certainly swept the market in 2016 and is taking it by storm, to add colour to lawns and flower beds we recommend the brand new Luminatra Spike Light. If you’re looking to light paths are driveways, take a look at the Saxby bollards range where we are confident you’ll find a stylish and affordable lighting solution for all homes.

Stylish Security Lighting For Dark Mornings & Nights.

There was a time where security lighting offered little else but a bulky unattractive unit. Since then designers have clubbed together to focus on aesthetics as well as performance, resulting in a handsome batch of security lights that share the ability to complement the home. Security lighting poses great benefits, especially in the dark winter months. They can aid visibility outside, save energy compared to conventional lighting and act as a deterrent to would-be thieves.  

Here at Direct Trade Supplies we stock some of the latest and greatest models to hit the security lighting market. Brands include the likes of Timeguard, Steinel, Saxby Lighting, ESP and BG Electrical, all of which are household names within domestic lighting and security. To give you a greater understanding about what we can offer, here’s a little run down of some of our most popular and state-of-the-art models.

ESP Nighthawk Security Lights

Nighthawk Security Lighting (more…)

Winter Garden Lighting Comes Alive At Night

Winter Garden Lighting

There’s nothing better than hurrying into a warm home when the weather is freezing, but don’t leave the outdoors behind, illuminating your space outside using winter garden lighting can create a beautiful scene on dark mornings and nights. Although your pretty summer flowers may have died it doesn’t mean that your entire garden has to suffer from neglection. There’s one way that you can still include the garden into your wintery life and that’s by dressing it up with some gorgeous glowing lights. (more…)

Collingwood Lighting Lifestyle Shots

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Sometimes you have to see it to believe it and viewing a lighting system at product level can have you racking your brains about how the finished piece will look – this is exactly why we’ve put together a montage of Collingwood Lighting lifestyle shots. 

This luxury lighting brand promises quality and we hope by showing them in action you’ll see that they deliver. Hundreds of households have installed their lights, but not just that, hundreds of venues and commercial outlets have embraced Collingwood Lighting too.

To demonstrate their reign and results, we welcome you to take a browse through just a few examples of how, where and why these lights can improve locations. So let’s explore these inspiring interiors and the great outdoors with Collingwood Lighting.

Illuminating Tree Canopies With Collingwood GL007A Ground Lights

tree canopies both (more…)

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