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Help With Choosing Lighting
When selecting lighting for your home it is important to work out the correct lighting requirements for the room before making any decisions on specific fittings. Most rooms in our homes have more than one function, eg a dining room can often double as a place for a quiet romantic meal, as well as a room for entertaining during a dinner party. The lighting in place should reflect these requirements.
Below we have provided some general information on a room by room basis. Please also check out our Buying Guide.
We hold a very broad choice of bathroom lighting at good prices to help work to your budget. We will stock all types of bathroom lighting including bathroom wall lights, bathroom ceiling lights, energy saving bathroom lighting and illuminated bathroom mirrors.
When considering lighting for your bathroom, it is important to look for lighting to cover all times of the day, as you will need a refreshing light in the mornings and a more passive light for the evening. The bathroom has differing needs for lighting, eg bright enough to brush your hair, but not too bright for a relaxing bath. Install a dimmer switch to make sure you can meet the changing needs of your bathroom. Obviously, bathroom lighting needs to be special waterproof lighting, to ensure safe usage, and it needs to be installed professionally. Improve your experience of using the bathroom by installing the right bathroom lighting.
As it so frequently used, it is important to get the bathroom mirror right. Or you can opt for a bathroom downlight or a strip light above the mirror. Some of the newest bathroom mirrors have incorporated lights within the mirror itself. This provides a good general light within the bathroom.
Carefully chosen and fitted bathroom lighting can look eye-catching. Transform dull bathroom lighting with fittings from our excellent range of bathroom light fittings. You will find bathroom lighting including bathroom wall lights/fittings, bathroom spot lights and bar lights.
The most popular bathroom lighting usually consists of either bathroom downlights or a central bathroom ceiling fitting. You can also use bathroom spotlights installed in the ceiling but ensure you do not point them toward the bath. Shower lighting is also available in our bathroom lights range and bring good light into your shower cubicle.
Our extensive variety of bathroom lighting includes ceiling bathroom lighting, bathroom lighting for the wall or for bathroom mirrors, and lighting for your shower.
BATHROOM LIGHTING REGULATIONS
There are strict regulations in place regarding bathroom lighting. Only lighting which is specifically designed for the bathroom should be installed as bathroom lighting.
Always use a professional installer as safety regulations are extensive. Bathroom light fixtures have to be fully sealed to avoid water penetration resulting in danger to the users. Bathroom light fittings also need to be insulated twice with the lamp and all other metal parts completely covered. NEVER use a non-bathroom light fitting in the bathroom. Also, bathroom lighting should be operated by a pull switch if the switch is inside the bathroom.
The below is for guidance only and is not meant to be a comprehensive set of instructions or a guide on installing bathroom lighting. It is intended to give you a basic understanding of bathroom light fittings and where they should be placed. Please consult a professional electrician for further information.
All lighting for your b and certain outdoor lighting is classed by a certain rating called an “IP rating”, which stands for ‘Ingress Protection’ and following this is two numbers. The protection levels required in different parts of the bathroom are also different, and these two numbers show the protection needed. It is vital that you use correctly-rated bathroom light fittings in the correct location in the bathroom.
A bathroom is divided into four zones: Zone 0, Zone 1, Zone 2 and Zone 3 as follows:
Zone 0 is actually inside the bath/shower area. All bathroom light fittings in this area of the bathroom should be rated IP67 which is completely waterproof, and be low voltage, (max 12v).
Zone 1 is the space over the bathtub with a height not exceeding 2.25m off the floor. This zone requires at least IP44 rated bathroom lighting. Some bathroom light fittings are 240v and these will need a 30ma RCD.
Zone 2 is the space 0.6m outside the edge of the bath and not exceeding 2.25m off the floor. This zone requires at least IP44 rated bathroom lighting.
Zone 3 is the rest of the bathroom area outside the other zones and in areas where no flowing water is to be. There are No IP requirements in this area.
For a full and comprehensive guide please view the latest release of the relevant wiring regulations.
BATHROOM LIGHTING ADVICE AND TIPS
Do you have a dull and miserable bathroom lighting scheme? Do you want to improve your existing bathroom lighting? You can work with your existing wiring, which makes life much easier. If you are considering a new bathroom, make sure to work out the bathroom lighting beforehand. Eg, you will increase your workload if you tile over the lighting cables.
It is possible to work with your existing bathroom lighting to improve your bathroom straight away. If you have a bright central ceiling light, install a dimmer switch for an immediate change to the mood of your bathroom. Frosted bulbs or light fittings give a nice soft light, and just swapping existing bathroom light fittings with these makes a great difference.
A number of low-voltage bathroom ceiling spotlights and downlights give great light to walls and features. Bathroom downlighters shed light onto surfaces and give a great effect on water and glass.
Fitting bathroom downlighters with a dimmer switch, which must be fitted just outside the bathroom, ensures you will not be affected by harsh lighting when you’re trying to have a relaxing bath.
Lighting for the bathroom mirror is also available, and a good hint is to install a line of light bulbs around it. This way you get a good, constant light from both sides, without the blinding glare. If you don’t like that idea, fit recessed or diffused bathroom wall lights on either side of your bathroom mirror. Steer clear of a single line of lights over your bathroom mirror else you will have unwanted shadows. Getting the light right in the bathroom is really important, if the light in your bathroom is particularly soft, your skin looks good but there will not be enough light to have a shave, for example. Bright lighting in the bathroom will give your skin a cold paleness.
If you can, it is always good to install different switches to operate bathroom lighting, so you can light different areas of the bathroom, and add some candles for extra ambience.
There are also shower lights available - you could fit waterproof shower lighting within the shower area.
In the bedroom you can use lots of different light fittings and fixtures to create the desired effect. The bedroom is a place for harmony and tranquillity, an area to unwind and rest. Lighting is the easiest way to create this atmosphere.
However, bedrooms are often multi purpose. Apart from sleeping, we also watch TV in bed and we use the bedroom for getting dressed and applying make up. The multi use of the room makes it necessary to opt for a combination of ambient lighting and task lighting.
When choosing bedroom lighting, in order to cater for times when you want to read in bed and times when you want to relax, use dimmer switches. They change the mood of a room immediately. Using a mixture of task lighting and other general lighting, with the use of dimmer switches, and all of the room’s different purposes are catered for.
Another idea is to use a combination of only bedroom wall lights and bedside table lamps to cater for all your needs. This allows you to avoid the intense shine of a central ceiling light while lying in bed, whilst giving control of bedside lamps from your bed. Separate lighting controls allow individual control. Bedside lamps or table lamps can also be used to bring life to boring areas of the room.
To make the bed the focal point, use recessed ceiling downlights angled to the top of the bed.
A central ceiling light fitting is usually a core feature of most bedrooms. To make your bedroom ceiling fitting stand out, a nice lighting shade can be used with a dimmer switch to enhance the mood and reduce the glare from a ceiling light. For those warm nights, some beautiful light fittings are available with a ceiling fan.
For those of us who love to read in bed, opt for a nice table lamp, or better still, a bedside light. If using bedside lights, fit a separate control from the rest of the bedroom lights, to give some access to your bedroom lights without constantly getting out of bed.
In choosing bedroom lighting, don’t forget to make arrangements for wardrobe lighting. It’s always easier to choose something to wear from a well lit wardrobe and a popular option is track lighting which is usually situated in such a way as to give light directly into your wardrobes. Track lights are usually wired to their own switch.
It is also a popular choice to use wardrobe lighting which is fitted inside the wardrobe and is illuminated when the door is opened.
We all have dull and dark areas in our house but its easy to brighten these using kinetic lighting. This is basically light which moves, eg candles, lava lamps, etc. This has a very calming influence and is useful for relaxation.
When choosing lighting for your dressing table, the most suitable option is a light either side of the mirror. This ensures no glare or unwanted shadows when combing our hair or applying make up.
We know how important it is to get the lighting right in your bedroom, and as result we have a very extensive range of wall lighting, floor/table lamps, ceiling lights, and ceiling fans with built in lights.
We also offer for sale a wide selection of light bulbs which we recommend for use in bedroom lighting. Our range and variety of bedroom lighting including ceiling lights and wall lights help to make that perfect bedroom lighting.
When lighting children’s bedrooms, be prepared to change the lighting arrangements as the children become older.
Baby bedroom lighting is simple and needs only consist of a single ceiling light fitting with a dimmer switch, and a bedside lamp for night visits to your baby’s room for feeds.
As your baby becomes a toddler, the first thought when it comes to lighting should be for safety. Lights need to be located so that light fittings and cables are out of reach. Light fittings which are fixed in place are appropriate as they are easy to put out of reach and cannot be knocked down.
Older children will need more light in their bedrooms for homework. If your child has a computer in their bedroom, this will require plenty of ambient light without any extra glare. Desk lights produce good general light in area and to help prevent headaches.
There are a considerable number of light fittings designed with children in mind, with brilliant colours and silhouettes. These light fittings can help to create a distraction for small children when it comes to bedtime, and aids falling asleep more easily.
Ceiling Light Fittings
In the UK today, the standard lighting used in almost every room is ceiling lighting and ceiling light fittings. Ceiling lighting gives excellent general light, also known as ambient light. A quality ceiling light fitting is appropriate in almost any place in the house and can enhance the look of any room.
We offer a huge range of ceiling lighting and ceiling light fittings, with each one offering its own unique style. The styles of ceiling lights we offer vary from traditional lighting to modern lighting and also include energy saving light fittings designed especially to take energy saving bulbs.
Whatever you’re looking for, be it traditional ceiling lighting, pendant lights, spotlights or designer light fixtures, you will find a perfect solution for your ceiling lighting in our extensive collection.
Flush-fit ceiling fittings eg spotlights, recessed downlights, etc, surprisingly, fit flush to the ceiling! Flush ceiling fittings are the perfect answer for discreet or directional lighting, eg pointed at a nice feature. We hold a fantastic variety of spotlights, ranging from cheaper spotlights to more expensive designer spotlights, and traditional to modern. These types of ceiling fittings are ideal in almost any room, but are most commonly found in kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and hallways. Spotlights also work perfectly in rooms with low ceilings, where hanging light fittings is not possible.
For good general lighting, hanging ceiling light fittings including pendants and chandeliers offer the best range of lighting. These hanging light fixtures are also used for creating focused light in certain areas in the house eg over a dinner table. There is a very diverse range of hanging light fittings available, to suit almost any room, from traditional to modern and contemporary to retro.
We will be offering a wonderful range of ceiling lighting with lots of originality and some with very contemporary styling.
Our light fittings section shows several categories of contemporary ceiling lighting. Our substantial arrangement of modern ceiling lighting offers an assortment of colours and finishes including (but not limited to) various brass finishes (satin brass, polishes brass and antique brass), and various chrome finishes (satin chrome and polished chrome). The quality of our contemporary and modern ceiling lights helps them to stand out in any room.
If it’s traditional ceiling lighting you’re after, you’re in the right place! Traditional ceiling lights are more understated, and do not overwhelm a room. Traditional ceiling lights are also available in a range of brass and chrome finishes, and come in a wide range of beautiful designs. We know about lighting, and our large selection of ceiling lights are well categorised so you can find whatever ceiling lighting you’re looking for quickly.
Our variety of brass and chrome ceiling lights includes many different designs and colours, including black chrome ceiling lights and antique silver ceiling lights. The polished chrome ceiling lights give a beautiful finish to any ceiling in any room. The products come highly recommended and from excellent manufacturers and suppliers with enormous experience in the field of lighting. Our excellent selection of ceiling lights has something for everyone in need of the perfect ceiling light fitting.
With the current penchant for energy saving options, we have many low energy ceiling light fittings (also known as energy saving ceiling lights) and these are designed and built to take the special low energy light bulbs which in some cases are too big for the existing halogen fittings.
If you prefer your lighting on a more grand scale we have a great selection of Crystal Chandeliers. We will stock a huge range of designs and tastes in ceiling lights and we guarantee you will not be disappointed if you choose one of our excellent ceiling lights.
The ceiling lights we prefer to sell are of outstanding quality and fit well in any room requiring a ceiling light.
All of our other ceiling lights are stylish, elegant, and can fit the style in any room. Choose the right ceiling light for your room, no matter how the room looks, a ceiling light from us can help enhance a room’s feel and mood.
Ceiling Fans Incorporating Lights
Ceiling fans with lights incorporated give the option of adding light to the room and keeping cool in the warm weather, and saves money on electricity bills. Perhaps most surprising is the fact that ceiling fans only use about the same power as a 100 watt lightbulb, which is very small compared to an air conditioning unit. As ceiling fans with lights usually come with a remote control, you have the convenience of controlling the speed of the fan and the dimming options of the light without having to get up!
Ceiling fans with lights can be suitable in various rooms, including the lounge/dining room, kitchen and conservatory. As there is a good variety of ceiling lights with fans available, you can choose them to match your current décor. The most popular styles include brass, chrome and wood finishes. Many variations are also available in the colour these ceiling fan light fittings are available in. Other finishes in ceiling fan lights also include the addition of crystal to enrich the look of the ceiling fan light.
We understand that quality of your ceiling fan lights is important, and our experience shows that the cheaper, low quality ceiling fan lights are noisier, and tend to bend under the weight of the motor, spoiling the look of the ceiling fan light altogether. For the best possible results, our advice is to go with a better quality ceiling fan light which will guarantee better efficiency and operation.
As your ceiling fan lights and other light fixtures are used to enhance the look and feel of your home, it is advisable to buy the best fittings available.
In previous years, chandelier lighting was only used in very grand homes with lavish décor as the cost involved in manufacturing chandeliers was so high. However in recent years, due to the cheaper manufacturing costs and ease of obtaining chandeliers, the cost and quality have brought chandeliers into most people’s budget.
Nowadays, quality chandelier lighting is in style for almost any room in your home. Chandeliers are now fitted in many different styles of homes representing the best in lighting wherever they are fitted in your home. No longer are chandeliers out of the reach of the average home, and with the variety of different designs, colours, and styles, there is a chandelier available to suit your home.
Chandeliers are the top level of lighting fixtures available. Chandeliers are offered in various styles, suitable for walls or ceilings. The chandeliers we offer are very elaborate, often consisting of over 100 bulbs and are made up of many glass or crystal parts which illuminate your room in many elaborate designs. Whether you’re looking for crystal chandeliers, or brass and chrome, give your room that elegant feel you’ve always been wanting.
Although chandeliers have traditionally only been used in mansions and other large homes, nowadays, chandeliers are more adaptable for use in different sized and styles houses. Chandelier lighting can be used in almost any rooms to add elegance, or to create graceful and stylish indoor lighting. Chandeliers are also becoming more popular in bedrooms, to add to the comfort of your bedroom.
For the smaller rooms in your home, mini chandeliers are fashionable for providing the right atmosphere and some chandeliers are appropriate for use as wall lighting.
Although most of us have never bought a chandelier, choosing a chandelier can be made easier by breaking down your requirements. Start by choosing a chandelier colour and chandelier material which fits in the room you are planning for. This should be done according to the effect you are trying to create, eg a modern looking room will need a simple chandelier with fewer bulbs and fittings. A traditional room will be further enhanced by the more intricate chandeliers.
If you are looking for the best quality in chandeliers, for a luxury home or hotel, we offer premium quality crystal chandeliers. Our stylish crystal chandelier lighting comes in both modern and traditional designs.
Our crystal chandeliers are unrivalled in quality and cost across all ranges. The chandeliers are manufactured using best quality crystal and are manufactured mainly in Europe. We are proud to offer for sale the brand name STRASS® Crystal from the prominent SWAROVSKI Company of Austria.
Our suppliers’ extensive experience combined with excellent materials and skilled craftsmen make every crystal chandelier a wonderful chandelier in its own right.
Our best advice is to opt for quality chandeliers rather than cheap alternatives, for a lasting effect and to add value to your home. Always ensure you have planned carefully, taking into account the decor in the room, and you will enjoy your lighting for many years.
Garden lighting provides a different facet to your garden – outdoor lighting can be used to create a completely different feel to your garden, whether it’s for the children to play in, or for a barbecue when entertaining guests.
Appropriate garden lighting can make the garden into the most tranquil part of your home. Whatever’s on your agenda for the garden, there is garden lighting available to create any mood.
Health and Safety is vital when considering garden lighting. This is why it is vital to choose only garden lighting which is designed for outdoor use. Whatever the size of your garden, outdoor lights can be used to make the most of the space available to you. We use only the best quality fixtures for our outdoor lighting and garden lighting, to guarantee that your outdoor lighting and garden lighting will be functional and safe for many years.
To create the desired effect with your outdoor lighting and garden lighting, there are a huge number of outdoor light fittings available. Imaginative use of outdoor and garden lighting can help you to complete a well lit garden and can help you to divide your garden into functional areas for children, barbecues, etc
There are many ways to light your garden or outdoor area, using many different outdoor light fittings and garden light fittings. The outdoor lighting ideas for your garden area can include lighting trees, shrub lighting, step lighting, path lighting, patio lighting, pond lighting, driveway lighting, deck lights, exterior wall lighting, outdoor post lighting, pool lighting, sensor lights and feature lighting to name but a few. Whatever your desired affect in the garden, you can create the look you want with these outdoor light fittings.
More traditional houses can opt for the more traditional outdoor light fittings and garden light fittings including ‘lamp posts’, wall lights and pedestal lights.
By using matching groups of outdoor lighting you can create a stylish effect which is both practical and beautiful.
We also supply sensor lights which can be both movement sensitive or respond to reducing natural light. This way, you can have the security of having an outdoor light on when your home is empty.
We offer a large variety of quality outdoor lighting and garden lighting and if you are looking to create or update your garden lighting or exterior lighting you’re in the right place. Using ideas from experts, we have brought together an assortment of garden lighting and outdoor lighting to give you as many choices as possible to create the desired look and feel in your garden lighting and exterior lighting projects.
Choose from our extensive selection of garden lights and outdoor lights for the outside of your home. We have chosen to only stock top quality, reliable, and efficient outdoor lighting and garden lighting.
When we choose to decorate our homes, only too often, indoor lighting is treated as a late addition to our designs. However, indoor lighting can be considered one of the most important parts of the decor. However you choose to decorate the interior of your home, indoor lighting can help to create the desired affect and enhance the mood of a room. A well thought out indoor lighting scheme can make a dull room much more stimulating.
With so many indoor light fixtures and indoor light fittings available, it can be confusing to find the most appropriate lighting. The different rooms in our homes require different indoor lighting, and we have the right kind of indoor lighting for any room. Carefully chosen indoor lighting will help your home feel welcoming and clean.
It is important to give thought to the uses of any room before choosing lighting. Creating an adaptable indoor lighting scheme will ensure that whatever you use the room for, you can set indoor lighting to match your requirements. For example, the simple use of a dimmer switch will change indoor lighting from a bright, well lit living area to the location for a romantic dinner for two.
Always try and balance your home’s lighting correctly, for example, try to maintain the same bright, well decorated look throughout the home, not forgetting areas such as entrances/exits, hallways and stairways, for a look which is well illuminated and well synchronised.
It should also not be forgotten that good quality light fittings enhance the look and value of your home.
Indoor lighting provides an excellent means of adding excitement and style to your home. Indoor lighting is used to emphasise, create and set the atmosphere in any room. Although most indoor lighting is fitted when our homes are constructed, there are many indoor lighting ideas that can be implemented in rooms where the decor is completed.
Indoor uplights are available as cheap, plug-in fittings and are generally used to bathe a wall with light, or to enhance the look of plants or wall hangings. A simple indoor uplight is usually placed on the floor and can brighten the look of any dark areas of a room. A floor uplighter can also bathe the ceiling in light giving a more spacious feel to the room.
Lampshades can form an important part of your indoor lighting scheme, enhancing the appearance and efficiency of your indoor lighting. There are now a huge number of lampshade designs with fabrics and decorations to coordinate with any room’s decor.
Under cabinet lights are a suitable alternative to using harsh ceiling lights in certain areas of the home. Under cabinet lights are generally used to bathe a workspace in light and are usually found in kitchens and home offices, although under cabinet lighting can be appropriate for anywhere that requires attention to detail when carrying out intricate tasks.
When choosing indoor lighting for your home, it is extremely important to choose good quality indoor light fittings and indoor light fixtures. Good lighting can both improve your decor and increasing the value of your home. To ensure you get the best in quality light fittings for your home, visit our website again soon, and choose from our extensive range of lighting.
The importance of good indoor lighting in your home should not be understated. A good indoor lighting scheme can make a massive difference to the mood of your home. A carefully selected combination of indoor ceiling lights, indoor wall lights and indoor floor lights lets you transform the feel of the area depending whether you are at work, rest or play. If you have a modern room with low ceilings it is possible to purchase indoor ceiling light fittings which can be adapted to remove hanging chains to fit your room.
The majority of living rooms use one central indoor ceiling light which can create shadows and glare in the room. However, choosing several different sources of indoor lighting creates a much better indoor lighting effect and can be changed to suit the indoor lighting needs of the room at the time.
Table lamps are best situated around the outskirts of a room as the light shines in toward the centre of the room. Placing table lamps on tables or shelves gives the illusion of more space in a room.
Indoor spot lights are often used to throw light on areas of interest, for example, pictures, ornaments, etc. The light from indoor spot lights is used to enhance the look of features in the room.
Using dimmer switches with indoor wall lights and ceiling lights, you can change the level of light in a room.
Wall washers are light fittings which are fitted to light the wall and ceiling, giving an impressive effect, and can make small rooms look bigger.
Floor lamps are available in many styles and are most useful in areas where other indoor lighting is not appropriate. They provide excellent general lighting to areas which may otherwise be dark or dull.
Dimmer switches give you the control you need to change the feel of any room for any occasion. Although dimmer switches are usually fitted on the main central lighting or wall lighting, many new lighting products including table lamps and floor lamps now come complete with their own dimmer switches.
As this is the main room for eating and socialising, the main lighting fixture is likely to be above the dining table. Using a dimmer switch gives the option to change the mood of your lighting to accommodate a romantic meal for two, or a family meal.
Indoor lighting pendants are the most popular option in dining rooms, with a number of styles of light fittings, from modern pendants to traditional ascending and falling pendants.
Pendants are often large light fittings and a suitable alternative may be the use of downlights over the dining table. These should be positioned so they bathe light on the centre of the dining table. Dining room pendant lighting should be used in addition to other background lighting, such as wall lights, table lamps or floor lamps.
If at all possible, try to install your different types of indoor lighting on separate circuits. This allows you to control lights individually, and fitting dimmer switches also gives you control over the mood of the room.
For the environmentally conscious, low energy light fittings should be the choice for you. Although a low energy light fitting may cost slightly more than other fittings the long-term benefits are substantial. Good quality low energy lighting only requires approximately one fifth of the energy used by a halogen bulb. There are many different varieties of modern energy saving light fittings on the market and these are highly recommended in the age of environmental awareness.
HALLWAYS AND STAIRS
Hallways, stairs and foyers should certainly not be forgotten when lighting your home. The obvious lack of floor space means that ceiling or wall lights are the best alternative in these areas.
In order to light hallways and stairs, ceiling fittings or recessed lights are the most popular options. It is recommended that hallways are lit approximately every ten feet, for safety reasons. Although stairs can be lit by hallway or foyer lighting, if you need to use further indoor lighting for your stairs, placing a ceiling light fitting at the top of the stairs will illuminate the whole staircase. The use of floor level lighting is common stairs to light the way as you go up and down.
The foyer is the area where we usually welcome guests, and general lighting is important in this area. The area needs to be well lit, safe and welcoming. The most appropriate light fitting for this area is therefore an attractive ceiling fixture. If further light is needed, wall lights can provide more light as required, and spotlights can be pointed to dim areas that ceiling pendants do not light. Spotlights in the foyer can also be pointed at features such as a mirror or picture.
When considering lighting for an adults’ bedroom, it is important to choose the indoor lighting carefully, because the correct indoor lighting can help you to unwind at the end of a day. However, for those dark winter mornings, we also need to brightly light the bedroom, so all things should be considered.
The indoor lighting choices available for an adult’s bedroom are vast, but some basic indoor lighting requirements should be addressed. A ceiling pendant is a standard indoor light fitting for a bedroom, and gives effective lighting on those dark mornings. Bedside lighting, in the form of either wall lights, wall mounted downlighters or bedside table lamps, is an essential light in the bedroom, ideal for reading or watching TV. If you need to switch a light on at night, it also means that you can activate the light without getting out of bed. One wall light fitting on either side of the bed is the standard. Wardrobe lights are available which switch on when the door is opened. An alternative to wall lights are the indoor wall-mounted downlighters which can be pointed in the direction you require. A cheap table lamp placed on a bedside unit or is a no hassle alternative to using indoor wall lights.
Where possible, we recommend fitting dimmer switches to all central indoor lights, which allows you to change the atmosphere in a room instantly.
The indoor lighting needs of a children’s room changes according to the child’s age. However, when it comes to indoor lighting in a child’s room, the first consideration should be safety.
When lighting a baby’s room, low level indoor lighting is essential, and night lights especially for a baby’s room are available. A suitable alternative is a bedside lamp with a lampshade.
As babies become toddlers, for safety reasons, it is important to change the indoor lighting scheme. For example, any floor lamps will need to be moved out, and may be replaced with wall-mounted indoor lights. Dimmer switches work very well in letting a child know it is time for bed.
As children become older, they often have a TV or PC in their room, and this needs some low-level lighting, for example, a table lamp or a dimmer switch on the main light.
We are proud to offer such a wide range of table lamps. We stock hundreds of table lamps and believe we have a table lamp for everyone.
As our table lamps are offered in so many styles and with so many colours and materials, table lamps easily form part of the room’s decor and give off good light. Table lamps are an excellent alternative to wall lights, and give great low-level lighting, and are very versatile in their use. We use excellent suppliers and guarantee our table lamps are well made and we are always adding to our stock.
Not only are our contemporary table lamps available in hundreds of colours and materials, but other table lamp finishes including chrome, brass, wood, glass and many others.
Contemporary table lamps can decorate a dim table or bedroom cabinet, whilst illuminating a room with warm light.
The range of modern table lamps we stock are carefully chosen to be both stylish table lamps, but also blend into a room. These modern table lamps are ideal fopr use on any table or as a bedside lamp. Offered in finishes including chrome, brass, and in hundreds of colours and materials.
The range of traditional table lamps gives a long-established feel but is blended with bright styles. Traditional table lamps come in finishes including brass, bronze and chrome. The variety of traditional table lamps we offer will guarantee we have one to suit you.
Floor lamps are freestanding and usually sit in corners of rooms. Ideal for brightening up dull corners, floor lamps are suitable for almost any room. The range we offer includes contemporary floor lamps, modern floor lamps and traditional floor lamps. The floor lamps we stock are sourced from excellent floor lamp and table lamp manufacturers and you are assured the best quality floor lamps and table lamps.
The finish on our floor lamps is always excellent, top quality workmanship. There is a wide choice of floor lamps and table lamps for our customers to browse through, before choosing the floor lamp or table lamp that is perfect.
We understand that kitchen lighting is a very important aspect of your kitchen and that kitchen lighting must be practical and attractive at the same time. We have chosen our range of kitchen lighting very carefully to meet these requirements.
The kitchen is quite often the place where we eat, talk, and generally spend a lot of time when we are at home. However, we also cook in the kitchen and the kitchen lighting scheme needs to be versatile enough for cooking, to cater for a crowd or for a romantic meal. Good kitchen lighting can help make the kitchen an enjoyable place to be.
The differing uses for the kitchen should be taken into account when choosing kitchen light fittings. For example, sometimes when cooking, you need more light than usual. There is a large variety of kitchen lighting styles, kitchen light fittings and kitchen light fixtures, whatever your kitchen lighting scheme.
With the current trend leaning toward energy efficiency in homes, take this into account when planning your kitchen lighting scheme. Kitchens are usually lit by a main fluorescent tube, which is excellent for giving good broad light in the kitchen, and these are also energy efficient.
For areas around the sink, on worktops or by the cooker, kitchen task lighting (task lighting is used to bathe light on specific parts of a room) is a perfect way of lighting these spots. The main light provided by the fluorescent tube will cast shadows on these areas and so it is sensible to install kitchen task lighting. Appropriate kitchen task lighting for this purpose is track lighting installed to the underside of kitchen wall cabinets or installed above the cooker. The light from these kitchen track lights is bright and clean. With the current trend toward energy saving, if you can, always choose energy saving fixtures for your kitchen lighting, and save money on your energy bills.
Kitchen lighting is also available for glass fronted kitchen cabinets for a nice effect. As an alternative to one central kitchen ceiling light fitting, several kitchen downlights achieve a nice illumination. This is perfect for those kitchens with low ceilings.
Kitchen lighting fixtures are offered in a variety of styles, including modern kitchen lighting and traditional kitchen lighting. Browse through our kitchen light fixtures, with products including ceiling lights, wall lights, surface spotlights and recessed spotlights.
The range of spotlights and ceiling lights we offer are versatile enough for use around the house, and this includes in the kitchen lighting scheme. Kitchen spotlight fixtures give a modern lighting look to your kitchen lighting. The kitchen wall lights we offer can also give your kitchen a softer lighting feel.
Using the same principle as wardrobe lights, indoor lighting for kitchen cupboards, which switch on when the kitchen cupboard is opened, is good practical lighting solutions. Most modern kitchens also have cooker hoods above the hob with built in kitchen lights to bathe the cooker in light.
Visit www.energybulbs.co.uk for a very extensive range of light bulbs.
GENERAL TIPS ON YOUR KITCHEN LIGHTING SCHEME
A central kitchen ceiling pendant provides excellent general light, but that isn’t usually enough kitchen lighting, because you will end up working in shadows on your worktops and cooker. To combat this problem, use kitchen task lighting to bathe your worktops, stove and cooker in light. The colour of your kitchen lighting should be like normal light of day so food hygiene and cleanliness can be properly achieved.
If you happen to have a long kitchen, a central ceiling pendant may not be wholly appropriate. In this situation you could opt for several ceiling kitchen light fittings set apart which bathes light throughout the whole kitchen area.
Under kitchen cabinet lighting extend good light over work tops and cookers. A low wattage warm white coloured bulb will give adequate light for food preparation.
Another alternative to a central ceiling pendant in the kitchen is a track kitchen light fitting. These types of kitchen light fittings are usually complete with directional lights which you can point over the cooker or worktop. If you have any features to highlight, or want to spread light over a certain part, recessed kitchen spotlights and kitchen downlighters are the perfect choice. Wall mounted kitchen uplighters bathe your kitchen ceiling with light for a dramatic effect.
As with most rooms, dimmer switches are also perfect for kitchen light fittings, more in a kitchen which doubles up as a place to eat. You could raise the level of lighting for cooking and lower it for meal time.
We have a commitment to excellence in kitchen lighting, kitchen light fittings and kitchen light fixtures, and we are always looking to increase the products we offer for sale. In regard to kitchen lighting we are a leading supplier of all kitchen lighting products including kitchen wall lighting, kitchen downlights, kitchen ceiling lighting, kitchen task lighting, kitchen recessed lighting, kitchen uplighters and all other kitchen light fittings.
A good lighting scheme can really make a kitchen stand out, and when planning your kitchen lighting scheme, please opt for energy efficient light fittings and energy efficient light bulbs.
Outdoor lighting on the approach to the front door of your home and at the entrance itself is required to supply a good amount of light for your family and for your visitors. Outdoor lighting at the front of the house also gives a sense of security so no more rushing and fumbling for keys at the front door.
Installing outdoor wall lights is a good way of illuminating the front door, and motion sensors ensure that the outdoor wall light is only activated when it is triggered.
There are a massive number of different ways and different outdoor lighting schemes you could employ around your home. If you have a dark drive or a dimly lit path leading up to your home, use outdoor lighting to maker it a more welcoming and safe place to be. You could use simple spike lights which dig into the ground and can be solar powered, so they do not need any leads.
As far as your garden is concerned, outdoor lighting permits you to have a barbecue after dark, or have friends around and socialise in the garden on those warm summer evenings.
Nowadays, there is a huge variety of outdoor lighting available, from stylish outdoor wall lights to outdoor hanging lights and motion sensor floodlights to light up the outside of your home when they are triggered. There are almost as many styles, colours and materials available for outdoor lighting as there are for indoor lighting, which means that whatever area you have outside your home which needs lighting, we will have outdoor light fittings to suit your needs.
Solar powered lights are some of the most popular outdoor lighting products. The advantage of solar powered lighting is that it needs no wires to work. The solar panels absorb sunlight in the daytime and work throughout the night. These solar lights are also cheaper compared to most other outdoor light fittings.
When choosing outdoor lighting, be sure to choose the correct colour of bulbs. Warm white and cold white lights look good outdoors. Multi coloured lighting could be appropriate around the garden, but be careful with multi coloured outdoor lighting, as it may take away from the rest of the garden’s effect.
There is an enormous range of garden lights available including spotlights, outdoor wall light fixtures, motion sensor lighting, lamp post lighting and LED lights, amongst others.
Outdoor light fittings and outdoor light fixtures can form an integral part of any garden’s decor. Lamp post light fixtures are wonderful to emphasise individual areas of the garden. Lamp post light fixtures can look very ornamental and can shine light from above onto your garden.
Pathways should be lit with low level outdoor lighting, eg small spike lights or bollard lighting along the edges of a pathway. However, for a more earthy look, use garden rock lights randomly spaced along the path to enable you to see where you are walking. Garden rock lights are appropriate for use near the base of favourite plants, to show the plant at its best. Garden rock lights give a shadowy outline of the plants, and can be hidden amongst undergrowth.
If your garden has any features such as a favourite plant or a water feature, you could use outdoor spotlights to draw attention to these. Outdoor spot lights can also be used to illuminate driveways at the front of the house, or put outdoor spot lights around the perimeter of your garden, sunk into the ground. For this purpose, choose recessed uplighters sunk into the ground, flush with the ground, angled upward, but with low wattage light bulbs.
The mistake often made when choosing outdoor lighting and particularly garden lighting, is illuminating the whole of the garden. Instead, pay attention to certain areas and create pockets of light in different areas. This will direct attractive shadows around your garden.
Although outdoor lighting is made to look very attractive, we should never forget the safety reasons for having outdoor lighting. Around steps or pathways, low level lighting is the answer. Either spike lighting or spotlights create the perfect solution, so the pathways or stairs are lit well enough. There is no need for any wiring if solar powered lighting is used. This also applies to the front garden, and any stairs or pathways need to be illuminated.
Outdoor lighting also forms part of your home’s security. Outdoor motion sensor lights are perfect to discourage burglars. The light is triggered when the movement sensor is activated, so you will never again have trouble finding your house keys.
Water features and outdoor lighting make a very good combination. Outdoor lights around the perimeter of a pond or water feature will shine beautifully off the surface of the water. There are also outdoor waterproof fittings which are put underwater and give a very nice effect. Obviously, ensure that the correct outdoor waterproof light fittings are used for these purposes. Don’t forget that cheaper waterproof solar powered lights are available which need no wiring.
Basically, whatever outdoor lighting scheme you want to employ, we are sure we’ve got outdoor light fittings to suit you.
There are strict regulations governing the installation of outdoor lights. You should always consult a qualified electrician to ensure the highest safety standards are adhered to.
Wall lights are ideal for almost any room in the house; they disperse light softly into the room and provide excellent general lighting. The adaptability of wall lighting ensures they are also perfect for stairs and hallways. Use wall lighting to brighten a dimly lit room or on an empty wall, bathing light either up towards the ceiling or outwards into the room.
Fitting a dimmer switch to control your wall lighting can give a more subtle illumination to your room. Our range of wall lights includes both traditional and modern wall lighting, encompassing everything from energy saving wall lights to surface spotlights. Our extensive variety of wall lighting is certain to have wall lights for everyone, whether it be for attractive interior lighting or exterior garden lighting, our wall lights will cover it all.
We sell wall lights in many different designs, materials and colours, and our wall lights often look good installed two per wall. It is important to plan where to install wall lights carefully before installing wall lights. Remember furniture changes, so be careful planning wall lights around furniture, because you may want to change the furniture one day. It is best if you install wall lights around permanent features.
Wall washers are a specific type of wall lighting. A wall washer light fitting is placed so that it directs light at a wall and emits a soft light. The light fitting itself is usually a downlight which is installed in the ceiling and points to bathe a wall directly with light.
Whatever wall lights you’re searching for, whether traditional wall lights or modern wall lights, our range of materials, colours and finishes, ensures we have something to meet your requirements. Choose the right wall light for your home or office, browse our selection.
We have an excellent collection of modern wall lights. Our modern wall lights come in a variety of finishes. We offer for sale brass wall lighting, polished chrome wall lighting, satin chrome wall lighting and many other wall lights.
Our polished chrome wall lights the epitome of excellent wall lights. Our chrome wall lights are well made from excellent manufacturers. Satin chrome wall lights come in many different designs. Any of our excellent satin chrome wall lights will add to the feel of a room.
The modern wall lights we sell are exceptional, elegant and smart.
For the energy savers amongst us, we offer energy saving wall lights for sale and if you are looking for cheap and cheerful, our budget price wall lights will almost certainly meet your needs.
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