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Bulbs (Artificial Light)

Once you’ve settled on the type of light you want, you can look deeper into the available options. For example, if you’ve decided on using lamps because they’re portable and cheap – do you want a standing lamp, table lamp or even an anglepoise lamp which you can move to light wherever you’re working?

You’ll also have various options for bulbs for those lights including halogen and LEDs. Halogen bulbs create powerful lights which can also provide heat – so bear this in mind if they’re situated near anything flammable in your garden shed.

LED Bulbs

LEDs, on the other hand, are very efficient and long-lasting. You can also choose from a lot of different LED colour options and styles rom striplights to spotlights.

LEDs can be great for garden workshops but they can cause shadows, flicker, and create a harsh lighting environment as they’re quite ‘cold’. Consider opting for a ‘warmer’ colour than white light. You can combat this, however, by using more lights or careful positioning for fluorescent tubes.

Compared to regular incandescent light bulbs, LEDs will also last longer.

Solar Panel and Solar Lighting


Ceiling Light

If you want not only plenty of light, but a good spread of light, then installing (or buying a garden shed with) a ceiling light is a great option.

As sources of light go, this will, however, offer you variable natural light which will be best when the sun is at its highest.

Lighting Design

Think about the lighting design of your shed as well as the efficacy of certain choices. Do you want a natural or artificial light source? Do you need to do close, delicate work, or do you just want some accent lighting?

And are you going to rig up mains power to your shed, or use another power source like solar energy? Otherwise, windows, windows in doors, and ceiling lights can all offer natural alternatives.