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New Techmar Garden Lighting Coming Soon

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New Year, New Techmar Garden Lighting Models!

2015 has seen Techmar release ten new models to their range.

RGB Colour Changing Garden Ball Lights (Sphere Lights)

The first addition (well actually first three additions) are the Round 30, 40 and 50. These spherical lights come in three sizes ranging from 320mm to 500mm. Each light has similar features to the RGB bulbs that are already available (static, fade, strobe, flash & smooth) and come complete with remote.

Garden Ball Lights
At only 5W many of you that already have the Techmar system will have room on your existing transformers to fit in one or two of these lights while others may have to upgrade.

RGB Colour Changing Oval Lights

The next two lights released are for those amongst us who would prefer our lights more oval then spherical. Boasting the same features as the previous models, the Oval 28 and 35 these too (we think) will be very popular.

Oval 28 & 35

RGB Stone Lights

The next light in the range is actually something we get asked for a lot. In fact the second I saw it I new I wanted one for the small gravel area I have next to patio in my own garden. The Flat 40 strangely has the same features as the previous lights above, although I am pretty sure I won’t be using the colour changing aspect of this light myself, it is a beautiful looking light that would make a feature out of the dullest area of your garden.

Flat 40

The last four lights in the range are two post lights (Arco 40 & 60) which are two black aluminium post lights and the Aurea 3W and Rubum 5W LED deck lights. All four of these will be covered in a future blog post. If you would like to see them now though, visit the pre-order section of the website http://www.gardenlightshop.com/43-new-pre-order-only.

I hope you agree with me in thinking the new lights are a great addition to the Techmar range and maybe even find something that you can add to your own garden design. If you have any questions, please post below…

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Brighten Up Your Garden

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Brighten Up Your Garden With Three New Offerings

When it comes to brightening up your garden there are hundreds of things you can do. Many people start with garden lights before moving on to watering systems, fountains and hard landscaping.

That all costs a pretty penny though, so we thought we would create a section called “just for fun” and add a few items that can brighten up your garden for a lot less!

 

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Garden Wall Lizard

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Garden Butterfly Wall Art

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Citronella Candle In A Jar

 

All three items have just been added and will undoubtably brighten up any outdoor space (or indoor for that matter) and all cost under £10.

The lizard and butterfly wall art are not just great for gardens but will also brighten up any balcony.

The citronella candles are excellent for reducing flying insects, so if your like me and seem to be the only one who gets bitten when it starts getting dark, they could be just what the doctor ordered!

http://www.gardenlightshop.com/38-just-for-fun

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New Techmar LED Garden Lights

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Introducing The Techmar Lilium, Vitex & Rumex LED Garden Lights

While the halogen versions of the Lilium, Vitex & Rumex garden lights have been available for the past year, Techmar has now released LED versions. Obviously as many of you will know, it was still possible to use led bulbs with the halogen versions  but there was the added cost of buying them seperately.

Techmar Lilium LED Garden Lights

Techmar Lilium LED Garden Lights

Techmar Lilium LED Garden Lights

The specifications of the LED Lilium are exactly the same as the halogen version except that the Halogen MR16 12V 20W GU5.3 bulb has been replaced with a MR16 4watt LED GU5.3 warm white.

Techmar Lilium Low Voltage Outdoor Lighting

Techmar Vitex LED Garden Lights

Techmar Vitex LED Garden Lights

Techmar Vitex LED Garden Lights

As with the Linium, all specifications of the Vitex are exactly the same except the halogen bulb has been replaced with a LED cylinder warm white 12V 1W GU5.3 bulb.

Techmar Vitex Low Voltage Outdoor Lighting

Techmar Rumex LED Garden Lights

Techmar Rumex Garden 12V LED Post Lighting

Techmar Rumex Garden 12V LED Post Lighting

As with the two other lights, specification is exactly the same with the halogen bulb being replaced with a LED cylinder warm white 12V 2W GU5.3 bulb.

Techmar Rumex Low Voltage Outdoor Lighting

So why use the LED version rather then the Halogen?

The biggest plus with using LED over halogen is that the LED lamps use roughly a fifth of the power of the halogen. This means that you can design your garden using less cabling and lower rated transformers.

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New Techmar Garden Lights Website Launched

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New Techmar Garden Lights Website Launched!

Our current Techmar garden lights website although very successful was in need of a overhaul to bring it more upto date. After a couple of months of hard work the time has finally come to launch and the all new garden lights website is live!

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www.gardenlightshop.com

Garden Lights Shop New Features

The new garden light shop website has many new features which include:

Mobile & Tablet Ready – The new site is now easy to use on any device
Wishlist – You can now create a wishlist and send it to your friends and family so they know the perfect gift to buy you
Reviews – We now accept reviews on all products throughout the store
Simpler Checkout – Get what you need faster
Garden Light Shop TV – We have added a channel of Techmar’s own videos as well as instructional Techmar videos made by us to help you. Everything from how to plan your garden to how to put your lights together is included, with more to be added soon.

We would love to know what you think of the new site so please if you have time, leave us a comment or drop us an email.

It’s never been easier to install your own 12v plug and play garden lights system so why not take a look at our site and start your design today?

www.gardenlightshop.com

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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 http://www.gardenlightshop.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=50

As usual, any questions phone us on 020 8568 6711 or email us at sales@gardenlighthsop.com

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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.

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Laurus

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 www.gardenlightshop.com

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As ever if you have any question please don’t hesitate to contact us by phone, email or by commenting right here at our blog 🙂

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Flash Sale – Techmar Ludeco Alder 12V LED Bundle

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Five of these brilliant bundles have been put together ready for shipping ready for the bank holiday weekend. Everything you need is included, it’s a perfect place to start or give as a gift.

Save 20% on buying the items seperately, first come first served, enjoy.

Price includes delivery

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Design Help ?

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Need help with working out what cables and transformers you need? Why not send us a sketch of your garden showing some light positions and we will advise you on what you need……..

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Bundles on the way

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We have often been asked if we can supply pre-made kits as some of you would like to give the Techmar garden light system as a gift. We of course listened to you and have put together the following bundles.

Albus Post Lighting Bundle

Albus Post Lighting Bundle

There are six bundles available:

Focus spotlight bundle
Laurus post lighting bundle
Astrum deck lighting bundle
Alpha deck lighting bundle
Albus post lighting bundle
Linum post lighting bundle

Each bundle comes in three flavours, bronze, silver and gold. The silver bundle adds the brilliant Techmar timer while the gold adds the Techmar remote and receiver. The bad news is though that these bundles will launch with the new site (which is nearly finished) so you have around 2 weeks to wait.

If you can’t wait that long we have a few bundles ready that can be ordered on 020 8568 6711

Pot plants not included 🙂

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