Techmar low voltage garden lighting systems are perfect for BBQs and outdoor gatherings for the British summer. Homeowners should take advantage with an array of benefits that make Techmar lighting systems the perfect choice for illuminating your outdoor space.
Family friendly, their emphasis on safety and ease of installation with no need for an electrician means DIY installation is simple with the Techmar plug and play bundles on offer with The Garden Light Shop. We deliver throughout England, Scotland and UK mainland for free with orders £75 and over. The great news is that we have collated starter kits and bundles to suit every size garden and function.
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Versatility, energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness, these systems provide an enchanting and sustainable solution to enhance the beauty and functionality of your garden. Embrace the magic of low voltage garden lighting and transform your garden into a captivating oasis for endless enjoyment.
Why not have a look at our video to see how easy it is to install.
If you know your BBQ garden parties usually carry on past midnight, when planning this year, remember to invite us along if you are in Camberley! Alternatively, we love it when our customers email us their garden lighting photos, we feature them on our blog, Twitter and Facebook page. Get in touch today with any questions about stock, delivery or our Price Match Promise on 01276 903228.
Why do you invite your friends and family to gather outside in your garden? Afternoon events which are planned to stretch into the evening are when outdoor lighting is a necessity. Our customers love Techmar lights, the most popular reasons include:
Our garden LED deck lighting as with everything else on our site is part of the Techmar 12V Plug and play garden lighting system. Everything is simple to install and plugs into a normal plug socket.Garden Decking and Lights FREE UK Delivery
The garden decking lights themselves come in two type of cabling arrangements. The Alpha, Astrum and Atria decking lights deck lights have the ability to be "daisy chained". This means that each light can be plugged into the next. The other decking lights in the range have to be cabled individually, often with the aid of a 3 way splitter cable. If you would like more information on cabling, please view our >12V decking lights cabling guide.
Vegan Grilled Vegetable Skewers with Lemon-Herb Marinade - Preparation
For the Lemon and herb marinade:
Tools and Cookware:
This vegan BBQ dish is not only vibrant and tasty but also packed with nutrients. The lemony herby marinade adds a zesty and herbaceous touch, perfectly complementing the smoky grilled vegetables.
Before you go shopping, look for alternatives to swordfish if your local supermarket or fish source doesn't feature them this weekend. Sea bass is a versatile fish with a delicate flavor and tender flesh. It can be grilled, pan-seared, or baked, and works well as a substitute for swordfish in recipes. Tuna steaks are a commonly available fresh fish with a firm texture and a mild to moderate flavor. It can be grilled, seared, or baked, making it a versatile BBQ staple.
One type of fish that's often forgotten is the British Halibut: A lean and mild-flavored fish with a firm texture. Wrap in foil and allow to steam over the BBQ coals, or inside a smoker.
We all love a classy Salmon - a popular fish known for its rich flavor and tender flesh. Some people adore the burned flavour the charred crispy skin produces whilst on the grill, it can be a delicious alternative in recipes that call for grilled or baked fish.
Here's a recipe for 8 guests for grilled swordfish with a sweet chili marinade and a side of grilled potatoes, you can choose any type of fish that's local to you:
For the Grilled Potatoes:
Crispy Chicken Drumsticks:
Creamy Coleslaw with Endame Beans:
We made a hitlist of our favourite family garden friendly recipes, and crispy chicken skin just had to be included. If you fancy chicken thighs or whole legs, be sure to increase the cooking time. Test with a knife to see that the flesh close to the bone is creamy white and not pink.
Sweet Potato salad when made from scratch is terrific: To make Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges, cut four large sweet potatoes into wedges, then toss them with two tablespoons of olive oil, one teaspoon of smoked paprika, half a teaspoon of garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste.
To prepare the delicious BBQ cooked Sweet Potato wedges, start by preheating the grill to the appropriate temperature. Meanwhile, take four large sweet potatoes and cut them into wedges of your desired thickness. In a mixing bowl, combine the sweet potato wedges with olive oil, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Toss the wedges until they are evenly coated with the mixture.
Next, place the seasoned sweet potato wedges on a grill basket or wrap them in aluminum foil to prevent them from falling through the wire. Ensure that the grill is at medium-high heat and arrange the wedges in a single layer. Grill the sweet potato wedges for approximately 15-20 minutes, turning them occasionally to ensure even cooking. Keep an eye on them until they reach a tender consistency and develop a delightful semi burned exterior appearance.
While the sweet potato wedges are grilling, it's the perfect time to attend to the chicken drumsticks. Remove the drumsticks from their marinade and place them on the preheated grill. Let the drumsticks cook for about 25-30 minutes, turning them occasionally to ensure even browning and cooking. The chicken is done when it reaches a safe internal temperature and the skin turns crispy. During the grilling process, remember to baste the drumsticks with the remaining marinade to enhance their flavor.
Once the chicken drumsticks and sweet potato wedges are cooked to perfection, carefully remove them from the grill. Place the grilled BBQ chicken drumsticks alongside sides such as coleslaw and the smoky sweet potato wedges on a serving platter. The combination of tender and juicy chicken, creamy coleslaw, and charred sweet potato wedges will create a delightful and satisfying meal for everyone to enjoy. So gather your friends and family, savor the delicious flavors, and indulge in the incredible taste of this grilled feast.
Garden Lighting for Safety and Family Fun Throughout the Year - Automatic Timer Sensor
When the leaves are falling and the car headlights are on while we drive home after work, it's time to dust off the seasonal lighting kits from last year. Not the sunniest time of year for most of us, but remember that Bonfire Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Night, is celebrated on November 5th in the UK. Outdoor gatherings with bonfires and fireworks call for proper lighting to ensure safety and enjoyment.
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 the outdoor lights stay on longer. If you don't the lights may switch on and then off again an hour or two later (your summer setting). This not only looks better, but helps with security and deter any unwanted visitors to your home. It is also much nicer and more welcoming to arrive home and the garden and/or driveway lights are on.
You can adjust the ON time from one hour to nine, so if it gets dark at 5pm and you set the ON time to 6, the lighting system will switch off at 11pm. Simple. There is still an automatic mode that will switch on at dusk and off at dawn. This is a great option especially if you are away.
Please remember that the timer sensor must be wall mounted, perhaps on a wall, shed or even a fence post. It also needs to be able to SEE daylight or darkness for it to work. Mounting inside the house or shed is not an option.
Also, why not try repositioning some of your post or spotlights in the garden as you can create some great effects now a lot of plants are dropping leaves. Perhaps shooting light up the fence or across the lawn. We also have a range of high power 7w coloured MR16 LEDs for the Focus spot light that is great for Halloween and Christmas time. (please make sure the transformer has the capacity to accept the extra wattage)
Remember having the lights on always looks great for Halloween...
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