Dimmable outdoor lighting
Lighting architect Lars Mallant of Rainforest Lighting has cast many private and commercial gardens in a different light in recent years. In this article, he tells you everything you need to know about dimmable outdoor lighting.
Years ago, I visited the island of Sumatra. That made a deep impression on me. At Lake Toba, which is on the edge of the Indonesian rainforest region, I experienced the beauty and grandeur of the area. But also, the animal sounds in the mountains, especially those of the orangutans, provided an experience that will stay with me forever. The same, of course, goes for the sunlight that played with the leaves and created an unparalleled light display. The incidence of light in the rainforest is not always constant, so I started using dimmable outdoor lighting fairly early on.
Consequently, more and more of the outdoor lighting we use in our installations is dimmable. On the one hand, we need this to get the desired and unique rainforest effect, and on the other hand, as a resident, you also want to have control over the lighting. Sometimes you want a little more light by the pool and sometimes you don’t, and the same applies, for example, to the terrace or the lighting of the outbuildings and the entrance road to the house.
Choose a sustainable solution
We don’t like to leave anything to chance. Therefore, we only use cable, fixtures and lamps from European A-brands. Outdoor lighting that is durable. From years of experience, we know that these products work best under all conditions. Because with an increasingly extreme climate, this is not a luxury, but a necessity.
Of course, the outdoor lighting meets the highest standards and is produced responsibly. Another important reason for choosing these A-brands is that they guarantee that individual parts will be available for at least another 10 years. This is another piece of extra security for you. The combination of reliability with very low power consumption, further reinforces this.
Why we rely on 230 volts
To get the magical and dazzling effect of a tropical rainforest, you need 230 volts. With 230 volts you have the assurance of warm white light that gives much more atmosphere and you have access to powerful bulbs throughout the garden that are needed, for example, for lighting large trees and shrubs. Moreover, with 230 volts, you have the choice of many more lamps. With weak current, you have a choice of only a few standard lamps with which to do everything. An installation with 230 volts is further much less prone to failure, as the cables are buried so they cannot be damaged during garden maintenance.
Want to learn more about the possibilities of dimmable outdoor lighting? We are happy to advise you.