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Garden Lighting



Why limit your enjoyment of the garden to the daylight hours only? Well designed lighting can bring the garden life at might, with added drama and glamour to a garden. Of course, appropriate outdoor lighting can have safety and security benefits, too.

Landscape lighting suppliers and installation services in Brisbane & Queensland are invited to promote their businesses here. Advertising information

Includes general garden illumination, pool lighting, patio lighting, spotlights, low voltage lights, solar powered lights, fairy lights, outdoor coloured bulbs, shed lights etc. Also outdoor home security such as sensor lights and security cameras.



News

Pollinators deterred by street lights

There has been a lot of concern about the decline of bees worldwide, but many pollinating insects operate at night. Experiments in a Swiss meadows showed that illumination simulating street lighting reduced pollination visits by 62%. One of the plant species (Cirsium oleraceum), which is visited by insects both day and night, exhibited 13% lower fruit set. this shows that showing that daytime pollination can't compensate even if the species is capable. These findings could have environmental and agricultural implications as residential areas expand worldwide. Source: Light pollution as a new threat to pollination (August, 2017)

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Other Information Online


Note that some information in international links may not be appropriate in Queensland (e.g. regarding electrical supply and associated regulations)
Landscape Lighting Welcomes You Home Office of Agricultural Communications Mississippi State University, USA
Beware of Streetlights' Effect On Fall Bloomers Mississippi State University, USA
Lighting gives a warm welcome Mississippi State University
Light Accents Online article about designing with landscape lighting at the website of US publication Landscape Management
Light up the night ... tastefully Online article at the website of US publication Landscape Design/Build
Landscape Lighting Reproduction of a 1987 article, Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society (PDF)


Older News

New park eco-friendly in more ways than one
Besides more than two thousand trees and shrubs to attractive natives birds, Laurence Park, Townsville, features solar lights, power-saving barbeques and park furniture made from recycled plastic. Find out more from Townsville City Council: New community park first of its type for Upper Ross (July 2008)

Security with Solar
Beaudesert Shire Council has improved security at Jubilee Park with two solar lights. The setup includes a special type of fluorescent lamp, which should last four times longer than conventional ones. More about this at the council's website here: Solar lights installed at Jubilee Park (PDF) (October 2007)

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