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Trade Lighting Guide

Different Lighting Effects...

Layering is key for great home lighting. This enables you to create an atmosphere within interiors rather than just using it for practicality.
Layer the light in your home by combining different types of lighting to create a certain mood, add versatility and even help bring a room to life.

When it comes to lighting there are four main types. Ambient, Task, Accent and Decorative.

General illumination. ceiling lights are the best way to achieve this as they spread the light around a room.

Create pools of light to help you focus on specific activies such as reading or crafting.

For aesthetic purposes. Great for allowing you to highlight certian areas or features of a room.

Buying a lamp to look stunning and create a statement. Light Ups (also known as string lights, fairy lights or garlands) are another way to add decorative lighting because the product is intended to look beautiful with less focus on their light emitting qualities.

Lighting By Room Type...

Living Room
It's best to use a combination of lighting to suit different activities such as relaxing or socialising.

Dining Room
Ceiling lights shining down onto tables cam make a real impact. Floor and wall lights can be added to create atmosphere.

Consider lighting to help you in the dark if the main ceiling light is off and in areas where you may need additional light. For example, bedside lamps and dressing table lights. Bedrooms are also a perfect place for decorative lighting such as string lights.

Children's Bedroom
Non-electrical ceiling pendant shades are ideal as they can easily be updated as children grow. Children's table lamps should be child safe and have a fully encased light bulb.

Hallway & Stairs
Bright ambient lighting is needed to avoid accidents. Often hallways and staircases are naturally dark due to their location. Ceiling fittings with a higher wattage rating, multiple fittings or ones that require several bulbs along with wall lights for a secondary light are ideal.

Lots of light is needed for this location. Consider more than one ceiling fitting and wall lights. Be aware that lighting directly above a sink must have an IP44 rating.

Lighting in this room requires additional protection from moisture. If a light does not clearly specify that it's suitable for use in a bathroom, assume that it isn't.

Different Lighting Products...

Ceiling & Wall Lights
Ceiling lights are the best way to light up the whole room and provide ambient lighting. Almost every room has some form of ceiling and/or wall light.

Non-Electrical or Easy Fit Pendant Shades
These fit to your existing ceiling fitting. Non-electrical pendant shades are the easiest way to change your ceiling lighting. Easy fit pendant shades allow you to simply fit shades to an existing electrical fitting and attach with a shade ring/skirt in a way you would add a shade to a table or floor lamp. Additional wiring is not needed and you can transform a room in minutes. Shop Pendant Shades

Pendant Ceiling Fittings (Electrical)
Typical ceiling fitting hung from a cable. Wiring is required for all electrical ceiling fittings. Shop Ceiling Fittings

Multi-Arm Fittings & Chandeliers
Featuring a number of lights coming from a single electrical fitting. Shop Ceiling Fittings

Flush & Semi-Flush Lights
These are fitted directly to the ceiling so they are flush / semi-flush. Perfect for low ceilings. Shop Ceiling Fittings

Wall Lights
Fixed to walls, excellent for extra illumination or ambient lighting. Often used as a secondary light source. Shop Wall Lights

Rise & Fall Fittings
The height of these can be easily adjusted. Ideal for task lighting. Shop Rise & Fall

Table and Floor Lamps
These can come in a variety of different sizes, shapes and materials. They are a perfect way to accessorise a room and with so many styles available it's easy to get lost in the endless options. To help narrow your choice, it's important to think of what the purpose of the lamp is (ambient, task, accent or decorative) along with the space you have available and what style would suit your interior.

Desk Lamps
Also known as task lighting. These lights make a perfect task light source due to having adjustable arms to focus the light. Shop Desk Lamps

Table Lamps
Whether large statement peices or smaller bedside lamps, choosing he right one can really make an impact and improve any interior. Shop Table Lamps

Floor Lamps
Floor lamps can provide softer lighting for a more homely glow or focused task lighting. Matching table lamps or desk lamps are often available. Shop Floor Lamps

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We havebroken down our ranges into different categories to make browsing easier, just look in the menu for a category and see what's available.
Still not sure? We've added our best sellers and trending products for table lamps, floorlamps, ceiling fittings and pendant shades. Our best sellers are products that have consistently sold well throughout the year, while our trending products are ones that have spiked in popularity this season. This could be due to current trends or that they are new items.

Bulb Information

Unless otherwise stated, bulbs are not included in our lighting products. Always be sure to use the correct type and wattage of bulb as indicated on the fitting.

Bulb Type & Shape
Our products are generally either a Small Edison Screw (SES/E14), Edison Screw (ES/E27) Bayonet Cap (BC/B22) or G9 Capsule.
Bulb Wattage Information
NEVER exceed the maximum wattage stated on the product. Using a higher rated wattage may cause the product to overheat.

We have a small selection of deorative bulbs available to purhcase online. Please contact us if your chosen bulb currently shows out of stock as we may be able to source for you. Shop Decorative Bulbs

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