Great Lighting Tips

Tips and design ideas on using lights and lighting around the home, office or workplace.

We all need light for all types of installations, in and around the home, the office or workplace, your business or your clients business, so it is important to select the right type of light source for the given application. That is where Great Lighting can help, why choose plain when you can have something interesting and be a focal point as well as a source of illumination.

We are well placed to offer advice and help when needed for choosing lighting around the home with a resident designer to help with your choice if help is needed. Our expertise does not end there, we also supply lighting to a number of architects, designers and electrical contractors for projects in offices, cafe's and restaurants, shops, pubs and commercial premises. Our resident designer will be able to assist in selecting a style and finish suitable for your needs whether that is a single light for the hall, through to a complete automated lighting layout in your home.

Bespoke and quirky pendants and chandeliers for large open spaces, stylish retro pendants for kitchens, interesting hanging lights for bedrooms as well as wall lights and sconces for around the walls. On the outside of the home we supply traditional or period style lights, nautical and fisherman's wall lights for country or coastal cottages. 

If you want some starting pointers then these lighting news articles should start those imaginative juices flowing as let you see what you could achieve with your space.

Tuesday, 24 March 2020  |  Graham

Effects of COVID-19 on Supplies

Currently we are still able to ship orders as we get them in from the factories, although deliveries to us are slower than usual as short time working or reductions in staff take effect.

We have reduced our staff to the absolute minimum so no telephone support is available and emails might take a little longer to be answered, but will be.

We are still taking orders and they will be put into production as and when we can, all orders will be in strict rotation to remain fair.

Updated 30.3.20  Mullan Lighting Factory has had to close production, with a review on 12th April, this is in line with the Irish Government request. Items in production will therefore be delayed, new orders can be placed but will take longer.

Saturday, 1 September 2018  |  Graham
Time to Light Outside

DARKER NIGHTS NEED OUTDOOR LIGHTS - TIME TO CHECK OR REPLACE YOUR OUTSIDE LIGHTS

Outdoor lighting can work as part of your design in the day and at night light your way... see how to choose your outside lights 

Thursday, 1 March 2018  |  Graham
Coastal Cottage Lighting

If you are lucky enough to actually have a seaside cottage you will understand the importance of the colours and feel that make it such a relaxing place to be. So if you want to re-create this in a design theme away from the coast then you need to look at incorporating the colours of the seas, sky and sand into that room or rooms.

1 CommentTuesday, 30 January 2018  |  Graham

Your bathroom can be a busy place, with the family all rushing to school and work, but at other times it can be a place of sanctuary so the way you light your bathroom needs to take this into account.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018  |  Karen
Restyle Your Kitchen Lighting

Choosing lights for the kitchen is every bit as important as choosing the cupboards and worksurfaces, kitchen lighting should be seen as part of the overall design and you should consider the following points before completing the project

Tuesday, 31 October 2017  |  Karen
3 Dont's When Lighting Your Hallway

The entrance hallway in your home: it is the first part of your home that visitors will see, it is a place of change where the outside world is invited into your home.  Let's start with what not to do ....

Monday, 24 April 2017  |  Graham
Choosing Your Design Style

When you are setting about redesigning a room or even the whole house, start with the style you are trying to create.

Monday, 13 February 2017  |  Graham
Add Colour to Your Walls

Industrial look and Urban style buildings can look a little bland, with brick or concrete walls the space can be a little too utilitarian for some, so why not think about adding some colour into the mix? The design does not have to be compromised as you can add industrial or factory style lighting to the walls, but instead of black why not go for a colour?

Monday, 16 January 2017  |  Graham
6 Things to Consider in Lighting Your Bathroom

The fundamentals of lighting design still apply to your bathroom and should be considered before you rush off to buy your lights.

Monday, 2 January 2017  |  Karen

Part Two of Developing Your Lighting Plan. Are the lights to be decorative or simply functional? Enjoy the process and you will be happy with the result.

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Saturday, 1 September 2018  |  Graham
Time to Light Outside

DARKER NIGHTS NEED OUTDOOR LIGHTS - TIME TO CHECK OR REPLACE YOUR OUTSIDE LIGHTS

Outdoor lighting can work as part of your design in the day and at night light your way... see how to choose your outside lights 

Read more...
Thursday, 1 March 2018  |  Graham
Coastal Cottage Lighting

If you are lucky enough to actually have a seaside cottage you will understand the importance of the colours and feel that make it such a relaxing place to be. So if you want to re-create this in a design theme away from the coast then you need to look at incorporating the colours of the seas, sky and sand into that room or rooms.

Read more...
1 CommentTuesday, 30 January 2018  |  Graham

Your bathroom can be a busy place, with the family all rushing to school and work, but at other times it can be a place of sanctuary so the way you light your bathroom needs to take this into account.

Read more...
Wednesday, 17 January 2018  |  Karen
Restyle Your Kitchen Lighting

Choosing lights for the kitchen is every bit as important as choosing the cupboards and worksurfaces, kitchen lighting should be seen as part of the overall design and you should consider the following points before completing the project

Read more...
Tuesday, 31 October 2017  |  Karen
3 Dont's When Lighting Your Hallway

The entrance hallway in your home: it is the first part of your home that visitors will see, it is a place of change where the outside world is invited into your home.  Let's start with what not to do ....

Read more...
Monday, 24 April 2017  |  Graham
Choosing Your Design Style

When you are setting about redesigning a room or even the whole house, start with the style you are trying to create.

Read more...
Monday, 13 February 2017  |  Graham
Add Colour to Your Walls

Industrial look and Urban style buildings can look a little bland, with brick or concrete walls the space can be a little too utilitarian for some, so why not think about adding some colour into the mix? The design does not have to be compromised as you can add industrial or factory style lighting to the walls, but instead of black why not go for a colour?

Read more...
Monday, 16 January 2017  |  Graham
6 Things to Consider in Lighting Your Bathroom

The fundamentals of lighting design still apply to your bathroom and should be considered before you rush off to buy your lights.

Read more...
Monday, 2 January 2017  |  Karen

Part Two of Developing Your Lighting Plan. Are the lights to be decorative or simply functional? Enjoy the process and you will be happy with the result.

Read more...
Sunday, 1 January 2017  |  Karen

Lighting Your Home Needs Planning before you go out to buy your lights. To make the most of your home the lighting needs to be as flexible and functional as the space you want to illuminate

Read more...

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