Ceiling spotlights, recessed down lights, wall spotlighting, surface mounted spotlights, spotlight cluster and spotlight bars are all versatile lights that can be used to create a variety of lighting options around the home. Although spotlights are generally considered to be a modern lighting trend, here at Bespoke Lights we believe that some of our more traditional spotlights would not be out of place in older period homes.
Spotlights provide great directional light and for this reason are often used for lighting in kitchens and utility areas. But spots are not just for kitchen lighting they can, in fact, be used for lighting anywhere around the home. There are special spotlights and downlights suitable for lighting in bathrooms.
Ceiling spotlights can be surface mounted or recessed into the ceiling. Recessed spotlights or downlights which fit into the ceiling seem to be either loved or hated in equal measure, but used correctly can be very effective in providing different lighting effects. If you are unable to fit recessed spotlights there are a whole host of surface mounted spotlights to choose from. LED spotlights are great where good directional light is needed in kitchens and bathrooms or for highlighting art work or lighting specific architectural or period features. More subtle spotlighting can be used to create soft ambient background light in the evening for lighting in reception areas and dining room. Spotlights are best if they are switched separately from the other lights in the room and even better if they can be controlled by a dimmer switch as this will allow you the freedom to control the level of light effectively.
Spotlights or down lights are ideal for lighting in any dark, awkward corners of a room or for lighting in corridors or passageways where light is often lacking. They are frequently used for hotel lighting in en-suite bathrooms and bedrooms too. Wall spotlights can be attached to the wall behind the bed and used as book reading lights.
We would recommend choosing low energy or LED bulbs for your spotlights as these have low running costs as well as being long lasting and energy efficient. To check out our range of energy efficient light bulbs use the link below.