Garden lighting around sleeper border

My grassed garden is enclosed by sleepers (1 sleeper in height) which separate the grass and plant beds.
What options do I have for lighting around the border? I have solar lamps, but they are no good in winter.

Asked by Mathew on 20th Apr 2023
Expert Trade Answers
"You can go for wired lights up and down lights would be perfect but instead of putting them to shine up and down put the on there side and have them shining left and right, that looks way better and the price of led are very cheap and long lasting, you could also go with spot lights built in too the sleeper that would be nice aswell just make sure you use ip65 for outside lighting👌"
Answered on 5th May 2023 - Member since May 2023 - report
"Do really need to see lay out to get
Proper idea of requirements.
But you could go LED colour changing
spot lights .
Or 12 volt plug and play 5 spike lights ,pickings out different plants.
Other option LED small flooding from behind
Bushes and shrubs."
Answered on 20th Apr 2023 - Member since Apr 2022 - report
"Hi there . Another ideea to feed up some spike lights or any other lights you want to fix is to run plastic conduit on the fence or even armoured cable to every each point of light which is much safer . In all this time the lights can be controled be a mechanical timer, fotocell. Or other thing what you can do is to have a sollar panel which is feeding the lights , but is a bit more complicated ."
Answered on 20th Apr 2023 - Member since Apr 2018 - report
"The best option it's to add a new 10amp fuse at your consumer unit or to Pull another cable from first switch to feed the gardenia lights"
Answered on 21st Jul 2023 - Member since Jul 2023 - report
"you would need to run an armoured cable from the fuseboard to the outside making sure its rcd protected to. then you can puttimer next to fuseboard for the lights. when you have the armoured cable in the floor bed you just daisy chain the cable for your lights."
Answered on 5th Aug 2023 - Member since Aug 2023 - report
"You should consider installing a SELV circuit for garden lighting."
Answered on 20th Dec 2023 - Member since May 2023 - report
"Spike lights in the bed work well, either mains or low voltage. You can wire in a receiver allowing for a remote control to operate also if wanted. (That's what I have) Generally wired in swa but if burying the connections I would resin the joints to make waterproof and for impact protection. Collingwood do some great lights but on a budget tlc or electrical wholesaler would have plenty of options."
Answered on 20th Apr 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"Solar lights will never give you what you need as they are not quite there yet the only option would be to run garden lights from mains powered cable.
The cheapest option would be to install an outdoor socket and then connect lights from there so you can use them as and when you need."
Answered on 25th Aug 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"As with any other question on here its difficult to say without seeing it but...
I have seen some nice extra low voltage outside lights in Rexel. you basically have 1 power supply and then plug and play from there. Plus you can chop and change different lights. You may need an Electrician to install them."
Answered on 18th May 2023 - Member since Aug 2022 - report
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