DIY Outdoor Garden Lights Low Voltage UK Lighting Systems

If you'd like a DIY outdoor lighting system for your garden and don't know which bundle to choose, give us a call on 01276 903228 or send a message online now - Let's chat and Contact Us today.We offer a FREE customised service to hand pick a starter kit with absolutely everything you need to plug and play. Also when we speak, you can ask as many q...

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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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Techmar Transformers - Do's & Dont's

For a safe & simple garden lighting system it needs to be 12-volt, therefore a transformer is required. 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 ha...

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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 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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Why 12-volt Garden Lighting?

See the pro's & con's of low voltage garden lighting Techmar have been successfully designing and manufacturing 12 volt plug and play garden lighting for over 20 years. They are the market leaders in this field and offer the widest range of lights, switches and cabling options. In mainland Europe it is the norm to install 12 volt lighting in yo...

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Our Bestselling Low Voltage Spotlights in 2022

 And the Winner is?  We often get asked what our bestselling Techmar low voltage spotlight is and to be honest, we weren't not 100% sure. This was the same across the entire Techmar lighting range. We had a good guess and got it right well mostly, but there were some surprise lights that crept into the top 3 bestsellers per cate...

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Best Selling Low Voltage Post Light

 And the Winning Post Light of 2022 is? Techmar have been producing low voltage 12-volt garden lighting systems for over 2 years now, so they really know their stuff. They have the biggest range of lights than any other manufacturer, making it even harder to choose, so we thought it would be a great idea to let you know our top selle...

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The Winning Wall Light is?

 The Best Selling Low Voltage Wall Lights of 2022  Techmar produce a fantastic range of low voltage wall lights, that cover many different tastes and budgets. Spotlights are our biggest selling category, but wall lights closely follow. Wall lights are great for directing light downwards, whether it is onto borders or steps for safety...

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And the winning Deck Light is?

Here's our top 3 deck lights in 2022  Techmar have been doing 12v low voltage deck lights for over 20 years. These are a firm favourite for edging decking, patios and paths and not only look great but offer a level of safety by marking the edges. We offer a comprehensive range to suit all budgets and three different size options. Generally dec...

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PayLater by PayPal

PayPal's PayLater Scheme for 3 Months Interest Free Payments  PayPal are offering 0% APR for 3 months on any purchases over £30 with any online store that uses PayPal. So if you have an order for £210 of lights, that will be just £70 per month to pay and NO interest.  We have been asked in the past if we offer any finance o...

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Garden Light Shop Teams Up with Reviews.io

 Reviews.IO the Independent Online Review Company 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...

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Black Friday Weekend Discounts

Smart Light Garden Lighting Systems 12v OutdoorDiscounts for Black Friday Weekend  Black Friday and Cyber Monday are fast approaching just in time for some Christmas shopping.  Although we currently have most items across our store with discounts on, we realise that Black Friday is a special time of the year where we all like a cheek...

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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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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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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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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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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 ...

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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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Clocks going back soon. What does it mean for you?

The clocks going back at the end of October is the time of year when a certain type of person starts to get busy again, the common thief. The darker evening's help these people move around without being seen, from street to street looking for easy targets. The homes and gardens in total darkness from 4pm are easy prey, especially as a lot of homes ...

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