Monthly Archives: May 2014

Flash Sale – Techmar Solaris 12V Halogen Post Light

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Great offer on the 12V Halogen Solaris this time around, less than half price…

Only 4 available so be quick before there gone

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New Product – Cone Hanging Solar Garden Lights

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Solar Garden Lights – NEW

These new fun hanging solar lights will look great hanging from any small tree or even large shrubs. Why not try hanging several to create an even better effect. A good solid plastic construction and frosted cone ensures the maximum light output.

Solar Garden Lights - Hanging Cones


The cone hanging solar light has a built in rechargeable battery, good quality solar panel and an integrated dusk/dawn sensor, so it will only work through the night in low light conditions.

These solar lights usually sell for £13 – £16 each but for a very limited time only, we are offering garden light shop customers 3 cone lights for less then they would usually pay for 1 !!

NB. This is a solar light and does not plug into the Techmar garden lighting system.

Very limited offer, only whilst stocks last!

Garden Light Shop

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Techmar Versus Luxform Garden Lights

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I am always being asked why we sell Techmar and not the more common Luxform garden lighting system? and if its possible to connect Techmar lights to an existing Luxform system?

Well, I will try to explain the differences between the two systems as I see it.

Techmar & Luxform Use The Same Cabling

Both companies use the same cables on their respective systems. Both use the bigger SPT-3 cable as the backbone to their system due to its larger load capacity (150W).

They also both use the smaller SPT-1 cable which can be used for layouts with lower loading on them as well as the cable on the light fittings themselves.

The SPT-3 cable is approx 10mm x 5mm and the SPT-1 cable is 5mm x 3mm in size and both are an oval shape.

So Whats The Difference Between Them?

The main important difference in my opinion between Techmar and Luxform garden lights is that Techmar offer a true “plug & play” system.

Located along the main cables, at 2mtr spacings is a weatherproof socket with a screw cap to keep the system water tight when not being used. All the Techmar light fittings then plug into this socket and tighten down, again to keep them weather tight.

The Luxform garden light system is like most other 12v systems using a “clamp on connector” on each light fitting that clamps onto the cables wherever you want them to go. To accomplish this it uses two sharp metal spikes to pierce the cable to locate on the two 12v conductors which run through it.

In my experience this works fine for a few years, but can become temperamental long term and cause the light fittings to stop working. At this point you will need to re-position the clamp connector and pierce the cables again in another position. Not very satisfactory.

This is why Techmar devised the plug & socket connection. Sure you are a little bit limited as to where you can connect the lights, but with a good range of extension leads and a generous 2mtr lead supplied with each fitting, this really is not a problem. The peace of mind is knowing that the lights are securely plugged in and weatherproof.



Its Important To Have A System You Can Easily Move!

Having a lighting system that is easy to unplug is also very useful as people often forget that gardens grow and what is the perfect position for your lights today may not be suitable next year!

Techmar Garden Lights Can Be Used With Other Lighting Systems

Techmar market a couple of sockets that were designed to clamp onto other makes of lighting system, including the Luxform garden light system.

The part numbers are 6165011 (SPT-1 cable) and 6166011 for the larger SPT-3 cable.

So if you have another make of 12 volt lighting system in your garden you can use these clamp sockets which will enable you to use some of the great Techmar lights.

Again this unit will pierce the cables with two spikes, but also gives you the valuable socket that the Techmar lights need to plug into. All you need to know is what size cable you have, SPT-1 or SPT-3. Please see image below. All available on


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