Sure. Had it at the old house. Loved it. Gonna put some in here too.
For the same reason that people grow ornamental plants. For the enjoyment
of the view.
Enhance the appearance of the garden at night.
No. I shall grab a beer, sit on the patio and enjoy the thing. Done well
the whole thing is quite magical.
Sorry, hadn't noticed that the original message had been posted to the UK
I don't know about other people but the day time is when I work in the
garden. Who can sit still during the day? There is always something that
Please. A string of low voltage lighting typically casts the same amount of
total light as a single 40 watt lightbulb. We are, after all, talking about
little 4 and 8 watt bulbs. So tell me, do you make a habit of drawing
blackout curtains on your windows when you have the lights on in the house?
You should if you're concerned about light pollution since your unshielded
indoor lighting causes a great deal more of it than low voltage outdoor
Have trendy garden parties at night with all our friends!
Maybe if it looks nice
Doesn't really matter to me, we live in a town, we have street lights
already, I don't think 5 or 6 low voltage lights are going to harm anyone!
Good on him for trying. Last area I lived in had street lights installed and
burglary, assult and car theft fell by over 75%! To many people are stuck in
the *dark ages* on things like this, only seeing the negatives, and not the
benefits! Would you rather see the stars, or be safe walking at nights!
Sure, it would be great to be able to do both, but thats not the world we
live in is it!
Ben Blackmore13/4/04 8:49
You must live in a much warmer climate than most of us.
But unlikely to be a nightly habit, is it?
All that light pollution had to start somewhere.....
We're perfectly safe walking at night here, that's the point that made his
request so ridiculous. This is a small Devonshire hamlet/village, not a
suburban housing area. There is and was no need for permanent lighting. If
we walk out at night we take torches and if we go further afield we go by
car. If a car goes past our house after midnight it makes us wonder who's
up that late!
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