Window Lights are wonderful way to greet visitors to your house at Christmas, and here Andy Taylor reviews Konstsmide's contemporary and traditional range of Candlesticks, Welcome Lights and Silhouettes.
If you want to save on energy this Christmas, Nathan James Dodd thinks you should look no further than Battery Operated Christmas Lights.
Konstsmide offer a variety of light sets both static and multi-functional, white and multi-coloured. You don't need a nearby mains socket and most sets can be used inside the house or out in the garden and come with a timer or dusk to dawn sensor.
Premier Battery Time Lights can measure up to 20 metres (200 light set) and a 6 hour timer minimises power consumption. Designed for indoor and outside use, there is an eight function multi-action controller.
The same company offers many other decorative items including snowing shower lights, bead garlands and lovely candles with dancing flames that will look beautiful on a side table or as a dining table centrepiece.
In addition to their light sets, Konstsmide also have a superb selection of lifelike flickering candles. Their wreaths sparkle with LEDs and your favourite festive animals such as polar bears and reindeer together with a snowman and penguins, are internally lit by LEDs.
For your window, there are exquisite Konstsmide alpine scene silhouettes, expertly crafted using fret cut wood and warm white lighting. For something completely different, your walls can be decorated with illuminated canvases from Premier that feature a montage of Christmas scenes.
Finally, and the most energy efficient lighting of all are LED pathway and multi-action lights that are solar powered and will transform your garden with zero running costs.
Nathan James Dodd
Robert Hall, senior partner at GardenSite.co.uk has been elected to sit on the Garden Industry Manufacturers Association (GIMA) Judging Panel for 2017. The news was announced on 31st March 2017 on the GIMA website.
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