Indoor Lighting Ideas

Discover great, energy efficient lighting solutions for your home or workplace

Whether you have moved into a new home or workplace, or are simply looking to freshen up your current home or office, lighting is an important ingredient in helping set the right feel and tone. Different areas have different lighting requirements, so we've taken a look at some rooms in more detail to help guide you to finding the right light.

Kitchen and Under Cabinet

Kitchen & Under Cabinet

When choosing under cabinet lighting it's wise to look for a cool colour temperature to help add brightness – around 4500K or higher should work great. Always consider the type of work surface too; a matte finish on your worktop will produce less glare from lights; meanwhile, lamps and lighting with a lower lumen value are recommended for granite and other stone tops in order to reduce the risk of reflections. Pendant lights are ideal for over the kitchen table.

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Living and Dining Room

Living & Dining Room

Lighting in your living room plays a pivotal role in defining your home. Whether it's a centrepiece you're looking for or pendants over the dining table, our modern range of industrial design light pendants offer an on-trend solution. Alternatively, add depth to the room with flexible LED strip lights behind cabinets or underneath furniture, where you can adjust colours, modes and speeds to suit the occasion.

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Bathroom

Bathroom

Whether you're shaving, showering or relaxing in the bath after a hard day's work, stylish and practical illuminations such as LED bathroom mirror lights and recessed ceiling downlights will help create the perfect ambience. Always check out the IP rating to avoid damage from splashes of water and condensation. For more information on IP ratings, check out our "Interesting Questions" section below

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Office

Office

Lighting is one of the most important aspects of any office. Whether you work from home or at the office, a well-lit work area can elevate your mood, reduce the strain on your eyes, improve productivity and enhance creativity. Whatever your occupation, be sure to use a combination of ambient lighting, task lighting, and wall lighting to create a clear and bright desk that will help concentration and aid organisation.

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Hallway and Stairs

Hallway & Stairs

Recessed wall lights help create a welcoming entrance to your home without compromising space, maintaining an even flow of light throughout. Alternatively, a pendant light or chandelier can add boldness to the entrance of your house as well as providing plenty of light. If you've got lower ceilings, it may be best to opt for the refined, yet sleek option of spotlights.

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Be Smart!

Be Smart!

Still a relatively new phenomenon, smart lighting is becoming more and more popular by the day. Control your lights wirelessly, adjust the colour temperature and alter the brightness all from the comfort of your sofa via your smart device.

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Some interesting questions…

LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) have become the popular choice for many homeowners as they use very small amounts of energy and last much longer than regular energy saving light bulbs. LED lights use a semi-conductor, compared to traditional incandescent bulbs which use a wire filament, which produces light energy when an electrical current passes through the fitting. Although LED lights are usually more expensive, they often recoup their cost after a few months through energy savings. To find out more on LED lighting visit our LED Lighting Guide.

As the LED bulb produces very little heat, it is able to last much longer than its incandescent and halogen counterparts, as the LED light deteriorates at a much slower rate. Make sure you check out the product information on specific products for estimated lifetimes.

LED lights can be used in various locations and environments. When selecting your LED lights for outdoors, check out the IP (Ingress protection) rating first. The IP rating shows how resistant the lights are to solid dirt or dust, and water. A light with a rating of IP68 would be the most resistant to both dirt and water. The number '6' means it is dust tight with no ingress of dust, while the number '8' means it is protected against continuous submersion for long periods at a depth of 3 metres. The lower the numbers, the less resistant it would be.

Due to the increase in energy saving LED bulbs, the wattage of a bulb no longer indicates how bright a bulb is. The wattage only measures the power the lightbulb needs to produce the light, whereas lumens indicate how bright the bulb is and its light output. The higher the lumen value, the brighter the light output.

Due to water and condensation, precautions need to be taken when selecting your bathroom lights. Bathrooms are split up into 4 zones; zone 0, zone 1, zone 2 and outside zones.

Zone 0 - lights are positioned inside the bath or shower. Lights that are fitted in this area must be low voltage and have a rating of at least IP67.

Zone 1 - the area directly above the bath or shower. The zone is 2.25 metres from the floor, and lights in this area must have a rating of IP45 or above, plus residual current device (RCD) protection if the fitting is 240V.

Zone 2 - the area 0.6m away from the bath, shower, or wash basin. The minimum IP rating is IP44.

Outside zones – All areas that fall outside the scope of zones 0, 1 and 2 and are far away from any contact with water.

An IP rating is used to define the level of sealing effectiveness against dust/dirt and water. In terms of lighting, especially in the bathroom, the effectiveness of the light against water is most important. IP67 is recommended in any area where the light may be temporarily immersed in water but a much lower rating of IP44 would be acceptable in areas where there will be minimal contact with water, through condensation or light splashes.

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