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.

Monday, 9 May 2022  |  Graham

The chief executive of the British Retail Consortium (BRC), says shop price inflation nearly double, "driven by a sharp rise in non-food inflation". This is driven by demand in many home products leading to increased prices as the rising oil costs makes shipping more expensive. As our products are manufactured here in the UK and Ireland that you would think softens the blow, but material costs are not immune to the significant rises. We are doing out best to keep costs down...

Tuesday, 1 March 2022  |  Graham

IP Ratings IP20, IP44, IP65 What should You Use.

Light fittings are often given an IP rating, so you can easily select if that light is suitable for use in a given area and use. What do they mean, and what can be used where?

Here is a brief explanation to help you.

Wednesday, 5 January 2022  |  Graham
How to Make Light Work in Your Home

Lighting Your Home or Workspace

With more of us working from home, using lighting to make your space more attractive has become even more important. See how to make use of light and lighting to brighten your home and lift your mood. We will explain how Lights can transform the dullest of rooms into a place where you want to be. None of which has to be expensive.

Monday, 8 November 2021  |  Graham
Buy British for Quality

Here at Great Lighting we prefer to source our lights from manufacturers based and producing lighting here in the United Kingdom or in Ireland where we know the quality is checked and we can get parts when needed.

Wednesday, 20 January 2021  |  Graham
New Organic Ceramic Pendant Lights

New Organic Ceramic Pendant Lights from Mullan Lighting
We are pleased to offer a new range of Lights from Mullan Lighting, made in Ireland by traditional craftspeople.

Friday, 1 January 2021  |  Graham

Brexit - New Customs Charges may apply

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Monday, 9 May 2022  |  Graham

The chief executive of the British Retail Consortium (BRC), says shop price inflation nearly double, "driven by a sharp rise in non-food inflation". This is driven by demand in many home products leading to increased prices as the rising oil costs makes shipping more expensive. As our products are manufactured here in the UK and Ireland that you would think softens the blow, but material costs are not immune to the significant rises. We are doing out best to keep costs down...

Read more...
Tuesday, 1 March 2022  |  Graham

IP Ratings IP20, IP44, IP65 What should You Use.

Light fittings are often given an IP rating, so you can easily select if that light is suitable for use in a given area and use. What do they mean, and what can be used where?

Here is a brief explanation to help you.

Read more...
Wednesday, 5 January 2022  |  Graham
How to Make Light Work in Your Home

Lighting Your Home or Workspace

With more of us working from home, using lighting to make your space more attractive has become even more important. See how to make use of light and lighting to brighten your home and lift your mood. We will explain how Lights can transform the dullest of rooms into a place where you want to be. None of which has to be expensive.

Read more...
Tuesday, 1 December 2020  |  Graham
What PIR to use for Outdoor Lighting for Security

What PIR's for Outdoor Lighting

Passive Infrared Motion Detector or PIR for short can be used for a number of reasons, obviously here we are looking for them to trigger a light or lights around a property. Although they are also used as motion detectors in security systems. We look at ways they can be used...

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3 CommentsFriday, 30 October 2020  |  Graham
What Bathroom Lighting

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.

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Thursday, 1 October 2020  |  Graham
Creating Drama with a Chandelier

If you have a good sized reception or living room, you may want to add an interesting talking point - a quirky chandelier perhaps? See these amazing and unusual design that will set your friends talking...

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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 

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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.

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018  |  Graham
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

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017  |  Graham
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 ....

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