It can be difficult to get the right amount of lighting at home, both in the house and more especially, in the garden. At least indoors you can employ a table or side lamp, perhaps an angle poise on a springy arm – bringing flexible lighting temporarily just where it’s needed. This isn’t quite as easy in the kitchen with spot lights on a rail down the centre of the work space which leaves the kitchen in shadow if we don’t use the cooker hood light and both under cabinet fluourescents. These at least illuminate the job in hand on the work surface. The garden is another matter entirely and really needs a combination of lighting engineer and gardening expert to show which areas would benefit from uplighting and/or downlighting. Apart from knowing how to show individual specimens off to the maxium, the engineer knows everything there is to know about safety with external lighting schemes. The installation work needs careful planning throughout.