Medieval lighting and rustic black lights, many hand forged wrought iron designs to choose from. Medieval reproduction light fittings that replicate the heavy dark metals use in the candle style pendants and torchieres. Medieval home lighting suitable for cottages or larger manor houses, black lights for high and low ceiling heights. The key is chunky black metal lights, cartwheels lights, heraldic candelabra and simple unfussy wall lights. In some instances our outdoor garden lights have been used to great effect in bathrooms as they are a little more in keeping with Medieval style lighting. To create the best effect, use Medieval style rustic candle lights, forged wrought iron lighting, torches, torchieres, lanterns, cartwheel lights mixed with wooden or metal table lights and lamps to create pools of light. Bespoke Lights are the specialists in period lighting for Medieval homes.
The Medieval period ran from 800 to 1500. Medieval lighting came from large central fireplaces, candles, rush lights, flaming torches or lanterns. Candles, which had been around since Roman times, were made from animal fat, or beeswax if you were wealthy. Rush lights were simply tapers of rush stalks dipped into melted fat whilst the torches would have been made from wood bound in rags and impregnated with fat and set into metal brackets. Medieval lanterns were simply candles in a metal frame. Primitive lamps were also a feature of later Medieval lighting and were either suspended from above on chains or sat on table tops. These oil lamps were simple in design for the poor, or more elaborate lights with heraldic decorations for the wealthy.
Lighting is key to recreating the mood and atmosphere of Medieval times. Consider simple rustic table lamps, torchiers or wall sconces aimed at the ceiling. Overhead lighting such as wrought iron cartwheel style chandeliers or rustic black wrought iron lanterns will add to the look. Consider installing a dimmer switch to control the light levels. These lights look particularly good in rooms with high ceilings or in barn conversions.
Bespoke Lights selection of ready-made Medieval lighting includes lots of forged wrought iron light fittings which have been designed to replicate the rustic metal fittings of the time. Working with our UK manufacturing partners we can offer a bespoke service to our customers to have their own light fitting manufactured in wrought iron.