Integrated lighting encompasses a huge range of light fixtures, perhaps easier to identify by looks rather than its use or the area you might find it in; seamless plaster fittings that run seamlessly through walls and ceilings, built-in to the fabric of the building, creating a unique appearance that you won’t see anywhere else.
While popular in modern buildings, integrated lighting has a rich history that proves it’s a style that is here to stay. The most noticeable of these are extravagant architectural domes, loaded with opulent details carved into the plaster, lit with high output lighting to create a remarkable centrepiece, think St Pauls Cathedral. And while this may look out of place overlooking the lounge, it’s a great example of what is possible with integrated lighting.
The versatility of integrated lighting is perhaps its greatest benefit, whether you are looking for something minimalist and understated or ornate and grandiose there is a product suitable for you. Everything from linear channels of light running up and down walls and ceilings, seamless downlights without the obtrusive bezel, even neat little plaster slots for washing steps and floors with an opulent light, drawing the viewer to it.
Installation may seem complex at first glance, but is actually pretty simple, and doesn’t necessarily require them to be fitted during the initial building process. Many fittings, downlights included, can be fitted after the plaster skim coat, so if you’re looking for an integrated fitting for installation post-plaster this is a great option.
You can find an expertly curated selection of integrated lighting products in our dedicated product category. Our specialist customer service team are always on hand if you require any advice on adding these beautiful lights to your home.