Lighting technology is changing quickly: buffeted along at some pace now by the need for more efficient technologies, whilst being pushed by the EU and other legislative global bodies. Needless to say, intensive research is therefore being poured into ‘new’ technologies, more so than ever before. At the forefront of this push is LED technology, which despite not being new, per se, has been developed with refreshed impetus in the 21st century. The potential for change in outdoor lighting is vast, not least of all because it has the easier potential for being driven by solar power with sufficiently efficient lamps¬ - a coupling that already exists in the form of LED garden and security lights.
Lumens- per-watt output is one area where LED development is concentrated, in a bid to make it a more viable solution across numerous applications. Already LED has seen a Popeye-like transformation! It’s been given its can of spinach, so to speak, and gone from being purely of decorational use to being used in floodlights. Other technologies have also been improved, with fluorescent lighting mostly shedding its reputation for poor quality and energy-saving halogen solutions becoming significantly more efficient than previous incandescent lighting.
In our New Outdoor Lighting section you’ll not only find cutting–edge use of exterior lighting technology; you’ll also discover the latest in beautiful exterior luminaire designs from a diverse cross-section of craftsmen and manufacturers. We source our products from all over the world, drawing on the hearts and minds of gifted British craftsmen, often, but also finding products that benefit from a wider-ranging experience. The Scandinavians, for example, excel in the manufacture of outdoor lighting for the simple reason that they often live their lives in more extreme conditions!
Whether you’re looking for the chic and purely aesthetic or an eco-friendly and pragmatic solution to outdoor lighting, Lyco are confident that we can fulfil your needs! Our product managers scour the globe looking for the best in design and innovation, and they pass their findings onto you, the customer. Our New Outdoor Lighting section is a great place to find new and exciting lighting for the great outdoors.