Lighting Trends

Now the days are getting shorter again, light becomes more important when it comes to home décor! It provides atmospheric light throughout the day, but especially in the evenings, its and indispensable item of our homes. We have looked at the latest trends to show you what will look good in 2019! Simple Naturalness Many of the latest lighting trends are normally quite simple and straightforward that then puts the clever functionality in the foreground. If you want to achieve this natural look then use materials like concrete, marble and wood. Retro Style Retro style has been in for a while, but lights are now getting an elegant and opulent twist. Some lights now look like they are meant to b

How to Change an Electrical Socket

Sockets are either surface or flush-mounted. It is easier to surface-mount electrical fittings, but the flush-mounted versions do look better and don’t get damaged easily. Before you add a socket, you need to make sure that it is compliant with IEE electrical regulations and establish whether the circuit will need RCD protection, it must also be installed in accordance with local Building Regulations. You should never take risks with electrical safety so before you start… Switch off the main power at the consumer unit or fuse box, remove the circuit fuse and put it away or in your pocket so you don’t accidentally put that one in instead of the new one. If you can, switch off the break and lo

Lighting your House the Right Way

Good lighting is truly everything in your home! Lighting will affect the ambiance and mood of a space, if you get it right then the whole room will look improved. Here are some tips on how to create a well-lighted home. Ceiling Height It is important to know your ceiling height when selecting hanging light fixtures as some lights come with adjustable cables or rods and then others done. You don’t want to get stuck with a light that hangs too high or too low. The bottom of a light should hang 12 to 20 inches below a standard 8-foot ceiling, for each additional foot of ceiling height you want to add on 3 inches. Table Lighting If you’re hanging a light over a table or a kitchen, then it is rec

Home Lighting Ideas

We have a wealth of experience in home lighting, we are always here if you ever need any help with ideas for lighting your home or business. The first thing you need to know about home lighting is that there are no rules, everyone has different ideas about what type of lights they like! The Size of the Room Before anything, you need to consider the size of the room, which goes without saying. Years ago, people would just have a hanging bulb but now we expect a bit more from our lighting, the light fitting is now part of the decoration in the room so it’s not just there to give us light. However, part of a light fittings job is to provide light, so how much light is needed in the room? Here’s

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