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Lighting Bedrooms for Children

Lighting Bedrooms for Children

Many years ago when our son was young there was a huge Pokemon craze and Charlie and his friends were obsessed.  Not so for many parents – my husband and I would draw straws as to who would have the task of accompanying the kids to the cinema.  Normally we...

How to Light a Hallway

How to Light a Hallway

How do I light my Hallway? A question that is often asked when planning lighting for the renovation of a home or a new-build project.  For a relatively small percentage of a house this area will have a great impact on the feel and flow of a building. I start by...

Designer Lighting Over Exposure

Designer Lighting Over Exposure

Scenario: You’ve just spent £600 on a designer pendant light for your new-build home and then you walk into your local McDonalds and see it hanging just near the stand for the ketchup and straws. How do you feel?  Luckily I hadn’t just bought such a designer...

Light and Mood – The Connection

Light and Mood – The Connection

How Lighting Affects Our Mood and Productivity Lighting Affects Mood and Productivity according to a survey of 1000 adults carried out in the UK by LED Hut. But do we really need to have a survey tell us what we already know? According to the survey 77% felt that...

New Build Lighting Costs

New Build Lighting Costs

How much will it cost to light my new build? ask self-build owners. How do I budget for my lighting? There’s not an easy answer to this but you, as the instigator of the project, probably hold more answers than you know. Here are a few personal observations from my...

How to Choose Downlights

How to Choose Downlights

How do I choose downlights for my self-build project? “What type of downlights should I use in my new-build?" This a question which raises its head in the early stages of a building project. “Should I go for dedicated LED downlights or use fittings that will take...

How to Light Open Plan Spaces

How to Light Open Plan Spaces

Planning your Lighting for Open Plan Living Planning the lighting for your new-build may seem daunting to self-build enthusiasts but with careful thought you can enjoy the benefits of a lighting layout that is not only atmospheric, but functional and energy-efficient...

How to Stop LEDs from Flickering

How to Stop LEDs from Flickering

If only life were simple! If only we could buy an LED fitting, or retro-fit LED lamp, wire it in, connect it to a dimmer and hey presto – a perfectly dimming light.  Unfortunately, as so many of you will have experienced, this is not always the case and...

Goodbye to Grey Light

Goodbye to Grey Light

It’s not unusual, in general conversation, to hear people moan about the terrible light that energy efficient lamps give out but luckily the days of having to wait several minutes for the lamps to warm up and actually give out some form of decent light are rapidly...

Lighting Bedrooms for Children

Lighting Bedrooms for Children

Many years ago when our son was young there was a huge Pokemon craze and Charlie and his friends were obsessed.  Not so for many parents – my husband and I would draw straws as to who would have the task of accompanying the kids to the cinema.  Normally we...

How to Light a Hallway

How to Light a Hallway

How do I light my Hallway? A question that is often asked when planning lighting for the renovation of a home or a new-build project.  For a relatively small percentage of a house this area will have a great impact on the feel and flow of a building. I start by...

Designer Lighting Over Exposure

Designer Lighting Over Exposure

Scenario: You’ve just spent £600 on a designer pendant light for your new-build home and then you walk into your local McDonalds and see it hanging just near the stand for the ketchup and straws. How do you feel?  Luckily I hadn’t just bought such a designer...

Light and Mood – The Connection

Light and Mood – The Connection

How Lighting Affects Our Mood and Productivity Lighting Affects Mood and Productivity according to a survey of 1000 adults carried out in the UK by LED Hut. But do we really need to have a survey tell us what we already know? According to the survey 77% felt that...

New Build Lighting Costs

New Build Lighting Costs

How much will it cost to light my new build? ask self-build owners. How do I budget for my lighting? There’s not an easy answer to this but you, as the instigator of the project, probably hold more answers than you know. Here are a few personal observations from my...

How to Choose Downlights

How to Choose Downlights

How do I choose downlights for my self-build project? “What type of downlights should I use in my new-build?" This a question which raises its head in the early stages of a building project. “Should I go for dedicated LED downlights or use fittings that will take...

How to Light Open Plan Spaces

How to Light Open Plan Spaces

Planning your Lighting for Open Plan Living Planning the lighting for your new-build may seem daunting to self-build enthusiasts but with careful thought you can enjoy the benefits of a lighting layout that is not only atmospheric, but functional and energy-efficient...

How to Stop LEDs from Flickering

How to Stop LEDs from Flickering

If only life were simple! If only we could buy an LED fitting, or retro-fit LED lamp, wire it in, connect it to a dimmer and hey presto – a perfectly dimming light.  Unfortunately, as so many of you will have experienced, this is not always the case and...

Goodbye to Grey Light

Goodbye to Grey Light

It’s not unusual, in general conversation, to hear people moan about the terrible light that energy efficient lamps give out but luckily the days of having to wait several minutes for the lamps to warm up and actually give out some form of decent light are rapidly...

Lighting Bedrooms for Children

Lighting Bedrooms for Children

Many years ago when our son was young there was a huge Pokemon craze and Charlie and his friends were obsessed.  Not so for many parents – my husband and I would draw straws as to who would have the task of accompanying the kids to the cinema.  Normally we...

How to Light a Hallway

How to Light a Hallway

How do I light my Hallway? A question that is often asked when planning lighting for the renovation of a home or a new-build project.  For a relatively small percentage of a house this area will have a great impact on the feel and flow of a building. I start by...

Designer Lighting Over Exposure

Designer Lighting Over Exposure

Scenario: You’ve just spent £600 on a designer pendant light for your new-build home and then you walk into your local McDonalds and see it hanging just near the stand for the ketchup and straws. How do you feel?  Luckily I hadn’t just bought such a designer...

Light and Mood – The Connection

Light and Mood – The Connection

How Lighting Affects Our Mood and Productivity Lighting Affects Mood and Productivity according to a survey of 1000 adults carried out in the UK by LED Hut. But do we really need to have a survey tell us what we already know? According to the survey 77% felt that...

New Build Lighting Costs

New Build Lighting Costs

How much will it cost to light my new build? ask self-build owners. How do I budget for my lighting? There’s not an easy answer to this but you, as the instigator of the project, probably hold more answers than you know. Here are a few personal observations from my...

How to Choose Downlights

How to Choose Downlights

How do I choose downlights for my self-build project? “What type of downlights should I use in my new-build?" This a question which raises its head in the early stages of a building project. “Should I go for dedicated LED downlights or use fittings that will take...

How to Light Open Plan Spaces

How to Light Open Plan Spaces

Planning your Lighting for Open Plan Living Planning the lighting for your new-build may seem daunting to self-build enthusiasts but with careful thought you can enjoy the benefits of a lighting layout that is not only atmospheric, but functional and energy-efficient...

How to Stop LEDs from Flickering

How to Stop LEDs from Flickering

If only life were simple! If only we could buy an LED fitting, or retro-fit LED lamp, wire it in, connect it to a dimmer and hey presto – a perfectly dimming light.  Unfortunately, as so many of you will have experienced, this is not always the case and...

Goodbye to Grey Light

Goodbye to Grey Light

It’s not unusual, in general conversation, to hear people moan about the terrible light that energy efficient lamps give out but luckily the days of having to wait several minutes for the lamps to warm up and actually give out some form of decent light are rapidly...

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