Yesterday our latest shipment arrived from our partner factory in China. It's always a satisfying feeling watching the entire chain from planning the manufacturing process to -> the actual manufacturing runs of LED modules and rotationally moulded plastic cases that combine together to create the unique and stunning LED furniture range to -> the final stages of assembly and quality control to -> the packaging of each unit to -> the loading of a container at the factory door to -> the shipping process from factory door to the local port in China to the Auckland port to -> loaded onto the back of a truck at Auckland Port and slowly driven through the early morning Auckland rush hour to our warehouse where -> the container is unloaded and stored.
The front desk at our partner factory in Shenzhen, China.
A container arriving at our warehouse in Auckland, New Zealand. Pretty skilled driver to reverse down that narrow driveway!
The best part is knowing we have replenished our stocks of our most popular selling styles and designs of LED lights in New Zealand!
One of the most important considerations when thinking about outdoor lighting is what exactly do you hope to light up? There is a huge difference between a lighting sensor for security and an uplight to enhance your favourite tree. Are you aiming to light up the deck or patio so you can read in the evening or simply highlight the deck railing?
To create the best outcome you need to figure out these questions first as the projects will differ completely. Also keep in mind what your needs may be in the future. If you are thinking of getting a qualified electrician to install sensor lights by your new garage then consider that you may wish to add lights in the garden next to the garage in a year then get your electrician to take this into account now.
Some of the key terms you will come across in your planning process will be:
UPLIGHTS: simply lights that are directed upwards so that the light is cast skyward. This is a type of landscape lighting used to enhance the visual impact of specific features in a garden such as plants, trees or sculptures.
DOWNLIGHTS: opposite to uplight in that the light is directed downwards. The light is presented more naturally to the human eye as we are used to light coming from this direction. They are more functional than uplights and are commonly used for purposes such as security.
LOW-VOLTAGE: outdoor lighting is generally low-voltage as opposed to indoor lights which are a higher voltage. This is for safety reasons. Low-voltage basically means the lights run on a low voltage; typically 12volt (12v).
TRANSFORMER: due to the low-voltage of outdoor lighting a transformer is required to reduce the high-voltage running through the power lines and into a more suitable form for the outdoor lights which are a operate on a lower voltage.
In this post we will examine how easy it is to recreate the look of your outdoor area using a few Larala Lights. Gardens and outdoor spaces look great during the day but it is always a pity when the sun disappears and your outdoor area is left a blank canvas. Sure some well placed garden lights are great but what happens if you want to change the feel? Or you have large areas of lawn which are left dark because you can't just place a light in the middle of it? This is where Larala Lights can really help you achieve a new look and give you the ability to be as creative as you want to be. Notice how in the picture below this outdoor area has a 'blank space' between the steps and the patio; by strategically placing 2 x Tear Drops and 1 x Mini Rec along the top step it helps to add some vibrant light and lead the eye up the lighted stairs and to the fireplace.
Above: 2 x LED Tear Drops & 1 x LED Mini Rec from Larala Lights
In the picture below 4 x LED Cubes are being used as a source of decorative light making the outdoor area stand out even more and the bonus is they also have a functional use in that the Cubes can also be used as seating.
Above: 4 x LED light Cubes from Larala Lights
Because all Larala Lights are cordless one is not restricted by unsightly cords that people can trip over or the need for getting a qualified electrician to install expensive wiring and permanently fixed lights. Below is a pathway at a beach house which at night time becomes a treacherous walk in the dark - when one is entertaining and people will be walking along the path at night simply place several Larala Lights and your problem is solved. You can arrange them how you want and change the colour to reflect the mood. After use you simply pick them up and take them inside and place back on the charger so next time they're all ready to go.
Above: 3 x LED light Tear Drops from Larala Lights
You can see there are many benefits of Larala Lights in and around the home. Get the right ones for your space today.