PayLater by PayPal

PayPal are offering 0% APR for 4 months on any purchases over £99 with any online store that uses PayPal. So if you have an order for £250 of lights, that will be just £62.50 per month to pay and NO interest.  We have been asked in the past if we offer any finance options for larger orders which as a company we would rather not get involv...

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Garden Light Shop Teams Up with Reviews.io

The team at the gardenlightshop have always tried extremely hard to provide our customers with a high service level from the initial planning and designing stage through to the after sales care, and hope you found the process easy and straight forward. As the owner of the business, I believe it's very important to hear what our customers think abou...

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Techmar Go Industrial

The fact is that we now what more from our outdoor home spaces. Landscapers are busy designing the ideal dream gardens for clients, making their outdoor space more flexible and useable. Creating casual seating areas, home offices, cooking areas and dining spaces with less real grass and low maintenance flower bord...

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Festoons - Like or Hate?

The latest big trend in outdoor lighting is strings of festoon lights.  Everyone offers mains voltage "heavy duty" sets and solar powered sets of festoons for you to drape around you pergola or along your fence. Yes they are pretty and create a great look in the garden, but are they really any good? I think they have some big flaws, I wil...

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12v 100mtr Range Wireless Switching

Long Range Wireless Switching, Is it Possible?  Well Yes it is now…….. We felt that there was a gap in the Techmar range for a wireless switching option for gardens in excess of 40mtr and have had requests to light driveways with motion sensors, that trigger with motion both from the house and the entrance to the drive. So, we went on the hunt...

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Techmar Transformers - Do's & Dont's

Techmar Transformers We get asked a lot of questions about the Techmar range of transformers so we have decided to put together a fact sheet that will hopefully answer any questions you may have. All our transformers are 12-volt output and have a maximum wattage output (w). Exceeding the maximum wattage will cause premature failure of the transform...

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All things SMART

Smart Lights, Smart LED's and Smart Switch Many people are now looking for Smart controls around the home; not only is it very convenient to be able to control key functions around your home, but it also helps us all feel safer. We can now appear to be at home even though we may be sunning ourselves on the beach hundreds of miles away. Techmar have...

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Plain Cable V's Standard 12v Cables

Low Voltage Plain Cable Vs Standard Cables  In mainland Europe 12-volt garden lighting systems have been the standard way of lighting outside spaces at home. Well, in fact they think us British are a little strange for putting 240v mains steel wire armoured cable around the garden and ending up with a lighting system that is totally inflexible...

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Split Conduit Now In Stock

Occasionally things go wrong in the garden. Someone puts a spade through the lighting cable whilst being distracted by the offer of another glass of Pimms, The odd bored wild animal wants to play and decides to have a chew, or you may just want to make the cables a little more visible and give them a little added protection, just in case. The great...

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Techmar Cables - The Guide to Help

We are always asked what the difference between the different types of low voltage cables we offer. A very good question, but to answer it fully we need to explain a little about the history of 12 volt garden lighting systems. Pre the onset of energy saving LED light sources we had the high wattage halogen bulbs. These would range from 10 watts up ...

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Techmar Motion Sensor

We are often asked whether two Motion sensors can be used in a single lighting circuit to control lights on a drive or along a pathway in a garden. It seems that a lot of people want to mount a motion sensor at the beginning of the drive and another one by the front door. This way the lights will turn on when you walk out of you house and when you ...

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Does garden lighting help sell your home?

Have you ever looked at property, maybe you're not actually moving and just like to be nosey, or maybe you're trying to sell your own home. You look at every aspect of the house, every little nook and cranny both inside the house and out in the garden. A garden is a large part of what makes your house a home so it's got to look nice. But what makes...

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Are LED's good in light fittings?

Move over Halogen, LED is coming through! There are lots of benefits of LED lighting and the technology is only getting better. As with any new technology, some people can be hesitant over the idea of switching from what they are used to and trying something new i.e. using LED lamps rather than Halogen. At the Garden Light Shop we try and steer awa...

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How To Enjoy Your Deck All Year Round

Your deck might be the party central in summer, offering an excellent place for the barbecue and your stylish garden furniture. However, with the maintenance, brushing and staining required, you may feel that you do not get all of the benefits of your deck, and if you do use the decking area, it is usually for those rare, limited warm, sunny days i...

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Are garden lighting kits easy to install?

Garden lighting is becoming increasingly popular, with many people using it for both decorative and security reasons. The hardest part about it is not only selecting which lights you would like but also what other little bits and pieces you might need to complete the system. The actual installation itself takes very little time at all and is incred...

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How To Create A Stylish Garden For New Year’s Eve And The Winter Party Season

A garden is not just for summer. Gardens can and should be enjoyed all year round. While in the winter your garden may seem bare, cold and desolate; it certainly doesn't have to be. There are many ways to ensure your garden remains stylish and a place to enjoy all year round. For festive parties and New Year's Eve, it is essential to have a beautif...

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Black Friday Offers

Save 10% off selected lights this Black Friday weekend as well as some great manager specials. We wanted to do something different this Black Friday weekend to the usual % off offers you can get anywhere. So our owner talked to Techmar about what was possible. What they have come up with is some lights that usually are only available in other count...

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Win A Roberts Play DAB Radio

Fancy winning a Roberts Play DAB radio? Simply guess how many jelly beans are in the jar!  You can enter on facebook, twitter, google+, instagram or if your not a fan of social media, simply drop us an email with your guess. Please read the rules below before entering.  The Rules To enter by social media, please follow the rules below. Fa...

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Techmar 6009011 Timer Sensor Unit

Techmar Timer Sensor 6009011 It is that time of year again, Christmas is getting closer (sorry), leaves are falling and the car headlights are on while we drive home after work. Not the best time of year for most of us. If you have one of these great units on your system, now is the time to adjust the ON time setting on your Techmar timer sensor so...

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Techmar Smooz Music Can

Techmar introduced a range of fun stand alone lights that are suitable for lots of different occasions and settings. The Smooz can is a rechargable colour changing light that incorporates a good bluetooth speaker, that delivers an impressive sound considering its size. Charged up via the included USB lead the Can will give hours of music, light or ...

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