Although lanterns can be used anywhere around the home, they have been used to light entrance halls for hundreds of years. Hall lanterns are often thought of as a traditional choice, but they now come in a wide choice of styles, finishes and sizes – there are lanterns that suit modern and contemporary interiors as well as period homes.
Pendant light fittings hang down from the ceiling and direct light in a downward direction. They are usually suspended on a chain, rod or cord cable and hang like pendants on a necklace – not surprisingly, this is where they get their name. By bringing the light down from the ceiling they put illumination where it is needed. There are many different types of ceiling pendants to choose from and it is not hard to see why they are so popular. Pendant lighting can be used in all rooms of the home, for hospitality lighting too and even in certain outdoor situations.
This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing on 20th July 1969. As this historic event is celebrated, we would like to pay our tribute to the brave astronauts aboard the Apollo 11 spacecraft and showcase some of our space age lighting ranges. Lighting that is truly out of this world!
Our Jaipur Lighting Collection features a selection of handcrafted ceiling pendants, table lamps and light shades made in India. These light fittings champion the local artisan techniques of small-scale producers located across India. No two lights are exactly the same – each one represents the work of an individual craftsman and the minor differences give an authentic ethnic character to the lights.
For many years we have been accustomed to hiding our bulbs inside our light fittings. This was perfectly understandable as, until quite recently, light bulbs were not overly attractive and some were even downright ugly. With the introduction of the latest generation of LED decorative filament bulbs a whole new creative way of lighting has opened up. These bulbs are definitely designed to be shown off!
David Hunt Lighting is a well-respected name in the lighting world. If you have been looking for lighting you will almost certainly have come across this brand or you may have seen some David Hunt light fittings in hotels and restaurants. They are one of the oldest lighting manufacturers in Britain and have been based in the Cotswolds for the last 100 years. Nowadays many light fittings are made in China, or other overseas countries, but the majority of David Hunt lights are made right here in the UK.
Translucent lighting provides a clean, uncluttered look where nothing is hidden. You are able to see through and beyond to view what is all around you with no barrier. This is not a new idea when it comes to lighting in the home but with the recent introduction of more attractive vintage light bulbs, this is one of the emerging trends in both lighting and interior design. In this blog we will be taking a look at both translucent see through lighting and some of the latest amazing LED light bulbs.
In today’s blog we will be looking at how to light a dining room. With the festive season nearly upon us the chances are your dining room may well be taking centre stage as family and friends come together to celebrate. By choosing the right lighting you can make your dining room both visually attractive and practical, not only for Christmas but all year round too. Dining room lighting should not be taken for granted as it is important that the room is lit appropriately so your guests can sit, relax and enjoy the food, drink and conversation. Whether you are quickly re-decorating your dining room before Christmas or are simply looking to upgrade your existing lighting there are a few things to bear in when choosing light fittings.
Diwali or Deepavali is the 5 day Festival of Lights which is celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. It is a seen as a new spiritual beginning, a celebration of good over evil and light over darkness and is illustrated by various stories from ancient literature and mythology. The festival happens in October or November every year – the date varies according to the lunar calendar. In 2017 Diwali takes place between 18 October and 22 October.