Lighting Styles

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Modern & Traditional Ceiling, Track & Downlights Lighting

Lighting Styles offers an exciting range of ceiling lights to compliment a wide variety of room settings from the traditional to the contemporary. To make it easier to find the right ceiling light for your home we have broken the complete range of ceiling lighting into a number of categories. 

Below you should find the right ceiling light to suit your needs from downlights for your corridors, glass pendants for higher ceilings or rise and fall fittings to go over your table. Ceiling lights for the living room, ceiling lights for the dining room, bedrooms or study areas - all categories have tips and advice to help you choose your lighting.  We have also included lighting advice at the bottom of this page, simply scroll down to find out more.

Ceiling lights are they necessary?

Ceiling lights are they necessary?

So, you move into a new home and you inherit the previous occupants lighting or you have little money and so put up a white globe paper lantern which will do for the time being... 

This is fine, much better than a bare light bulb but don’t let the months turn into years without changing that lantern! I'm a big fan of 'Love it or List It', 'Location Location Location' and many other television home shows but so often you see cheap lighting with little thought to the actual lights function and it really detracts from the aesthetics of a place. 

Ceiling lighting is really important and just as much as the ambient lighting of table lamps and floor lamps.  An overhead light will allow you to see the full room without any hidden dark corners, this is especially important if you want to do some cleaning (or if you’re lucky someone else does it for you!) and if it’s too bright, just install a dimmer.  Think about the room’s decor; is it modern, trendy or rustic and traditional? There are so many options for lighting and not all of it costs a fortune, you can choose a ceiling light for under £25 and if you’re feeling brave have an electrician install a few in a cluster – what a great design feature that would be!

If you have a low ceiling you needn’t be worried about hitting your head, there are lots of products with a shallow depth that allow you to fix a pretty light without needing to constantly duck around it. Many are decorative to so you don’t have to be concerned about a utility light in your painstakingly sought glitzy living room or bedroom.

Buying a new home is a big investment and there are many financial commitments but choose wisely and a ceiling light will last you for many years or outlive your boredom of home make-over shows that’s for sure!

 

 

Spring Forward, Fall Back – The Changing of the Clock and How it Came to Be

Spring Forward, Fall Back – The Changing of the Clock and How it Came to Be

For the lighting industry, this is the busiest time of the year when people realise their home is too dark and illumination is needed to lighten not just the home but also their mood.

When the clocks changed this weekend (remember the adage Spring forward, Fall back) we gained a lovely extra hour in bed. This ‘extra’ time however means we are gradually missing out on light evenings when we return from work – the winter time is now drawing in meaning we will have fewer daylight hours.

The idea of British Summer Time (or Daylight Saving Time as it is also known) was introduced by the Edwardian builder William Willett in 1907. A true lover of the outdoors he saw on early morning trips out that too many people had their curtains drawn against the sunlight and were wasting what daylight hours. It was from this belief that he campaigned for the clocks to be changed from what was at that time, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), as it would be light by 3am and dark at 9pm midsummer.

Willett published a leaflet called 'The Waste of Daylight' in an attempt to get people out of bed earlier by changing the nation’s clocks. He argued that not only would this improve health and happiness but it would save the country £2.5 million.
For those who dislike winter and relish the clocks changing again, there is a wait ahead as they do not change until Sunday March 25th 2018. This is the official date the clocks wind forward and British Summer Time begins.

Bill Watterson, the famous American cartoonist, cited: “It's a cruel season that makes you get ready for bed while it's light out.”

We're all the same but different

We're all the same but different

Oh the irony, we're all busy trying to be different and yet we all want to have what someone else has.  If you're a trend setter or a follower you will still want pleasure from the things you buy in life and so why not choose something a little different? A trend setter may spot the next upcoming thing but you could choose the slightly different and make it something extra ordinary.

Your space is your castle and your castle is your keep so opt for items that will set you apart from the crowds.  Just because you're in a castle it doesn't mean you need a medieval light - choose Bare Bulb Pendants, Decanters, Buckets, Bottles or Asteroids! Yes, these are available to everyone and they are lighting but who would think to add them in groups or install coloured bulbs? A palace doesn't need a chandelier it requires individuality and FUN! Choose Curly Glass or a Cocoon - mix it up and make it YOUR space!

Imagine if we were all the same - what a boring world it would be!

Three Spot Lightbar - Adjustable LED Heads

Three Spot Lightbar - Adjustable LED Heads

2 Products
£95.97
White or Black Finish
LED Light Pendants with 1.5m Drop

LED Light Pendants with 1.5m Drop

6 Products
£301.09
3, 5 or 7 Light Option & Chrome or Gold Finish
Crystal Teardrop Chandelier with Droplets

Crystal Teardrop Chandelier with Droplets

 
£475.00
Antique Gold Leaf Bobeches
Modern Bare Bulb Multi Flex Chandelier - 7 Arm

Modern Bare Bulb Multi Flex Chandelier - 7 Arm

3 Products
£178.69
Available with 3 Colours of Flex
Triple Adjustable Spotlight in White

Triple Adjustable Spotlight in White

 
£79.38
Adjustable Lamp Heads
Modern Spiral Adjustable Eyeball LED Spot Light

Modern Spiral Adjustable Eyeball LED Spot Light

2 Products
£131.52
Two Finish Options Available
Linear Fabric Shade Cluster Pendant - Melting Pot

Linear Fabric Shade Cluster Pendant - Melting Pot

2 Products
£1,269.00
Available in 2 Finishes
Taraxacum 88 S1 Suspension Light by Flos

Taraxacum 88 S1 Suspension Light by Flos

 
£1,679.90
The 800mm Ball of Light - 60 Lamps
Chic & Modern Bare Lamp Chandelier - 5 Arm

Chic & Modern Bare Lamp Chandelier - 5 Arm

4 Products
£570.00
Available in Three Finishes with Optional Shades
LED Jogg Chandelier - 5 Sizes

LED Jogg Chandelier - 5 Sizes

6 Products
£447.55
12, 19, 30, 40, and 60 Arm Options
Reflective 6 Light Chandelier with Shades & LED

Reflective 6 Light Chandelier with Shades & LED

 
£1,108.08
Shades & Body can be Indepently Switched
Large Classic Bullet Pendant inc Suspension

Large Classic Bullet Pendant inc Suspension

5 Products
£89.04
Shade Dia 200mm - Available in 5 Finishes
4 Light Square Ceiling Spotlight - Glass & Nickel
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  • 20% OFF

4 Light Square Ceiling Spotlight - Glass & Nickel

 
£59.52
Supplied Complete with Lamps
Dome Metal Pendant - Shattered Mirror Mosaic
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  • 48% OFF

Dome Metal Pendant - Shattered Mirror Mosaic

2 Products
£130.69
Black or Red Colour
Modern Pendant - Overlapping Wave Design
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  • 50% OFF

Modern Pendant - Overlapping Wave Design

 
£290.00
Wall Light Also Available
Corona Chrome & Crystal Glitzy Pendants
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  • 31% OFF

Corona Chrome & Crystal Glitzy Pendants

2 Products
£364.00
Choose Diameters 360mm or 610mm
Flared Single Spotlight for GU10 lamps in Brushed Aluminium
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  • 26% OFF

Flared Single Spotlight for GU10 lamps in Brushed Aluminium

 
£35.00
Complete with switch and adjustable head
Rise and Fall Chrome Light Bar with Four Opal Glass Shades
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  • 20% OFF

Rise and Fall Chrome Light Bar with Four Opal Glass Shades

 
£309.12
Adjust Height While In-situ
Rise & Fall Three Light - Alabaster Glass
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  • 20% OFF

Rise & Fall Three Light - Alabaster Glass

 
£306.24
Individually Adjustable Pendants
Polished Chrome Flush Mounted Rise & Fall Pendant
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  • 20% OFF

Polished Chrome Flush Mounted Rise & Fall Pendant

2 Products
£295.68
3 or 4 Hanging Pendant Option
Long 3 Light Rise and Fall Ceiling Fixture - Opal Glass
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  • 20% OFF

Long 3 Light Rise and Fall Ceiling Fixture - Opal Glass

 
£219.84
Uses LED lamps - 1380 Lumens
Tatou S1 Pendants by Flos
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  • 22% OFF

Tatou S1 Pendants by Flos

3 Products
£198.00
Three Colours - Diameter 280mm
Uber Modern Double Circle LED Pendant
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  • 31% OFF

Uber Modern Double Circle LED Pendant

 
£586.00
Hidden LED Strips
Chrome Rise and Fall Four Light Pendant Bar
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  • 20% OFF

Chrome Rise and Fall Four Light Pendant Bar

 
£257.28
Adjustable Suspension Height
Polished Chrome Pendant with Crystals Rise & Fall Mechanism
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  • 20% OFF

Polished Chrome Pendant with Crystals Rise & Fall Mechanism

 
£330.24
Touch Dimmable - Perfect for Dining Tables or Breakfast Bars
Ruby - Ornate 7 Arm Chandelier
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  • 58% OFF

Ruby - Ornate 7 Arm Chandelier

 
£90.00
Clearance Whilst Stock Lasts
White Tubular LED Multi Light
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White Tubular LED Multi Light

 
£222.12
Opal Acrylic Bars
Adjustable Chrome & Black LED Spot Bar - 1800mm
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  • 33% OFF

Adjustable Chrome & Black LED Spot Bar - 1800mm

 
£199.95
Bar & Spots Adjustable - 6 Lampheads
Tatou S2 Pendants by Flos
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  • 20% OFF

Tatou S2 Pendants by Flos

3 Products
£305.00
Three Colours - Diameter 500mm
Romeo Babe S - Miniature Designer Light Pendants by Flos
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  • 33% OFF

Romeo Babe S - Miniature Designer Light Pendants by Flos

2 Products
£110.00
Glass or Soft Shade - 2800mm Flex
Mini Glo-Ball S Pendant by Flos
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  • 5% OFF

Mini Glo-Ball S Pendant by Flos

 
£110.00
Diameter 112mm - Larger Sizes Available
Portland Concrete Pendants - Two Sizes
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  • 22% OFF

Portland Concrete Pendants - Two Sizes

6 Products
£169.00
White, Aqua or Red Interiors
Fransden Ball Hanging Pendant - 3 Colours
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Fransden Ball Hanging Pendant - 3 Colours

3 Products
£68.00
Available in Black, Red or Satin Steel
Bag A Light Eco Pendant
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  • 50% OFF

Bag A Light Eco Pendant

2 Products
£18.50
Two Unusual Designs
QLD Claudine 3 Light Spot Plate
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  • 50% OFF

QLD Claudine 3 Light Spot Plate

 
£110.00
Antique Brass Finish QLD 3203EA
Bulb Fiction Pendant by Lightyears
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Bulb Fiction Pendant by Lightyears

2 Products
£146.00
3 or 6 Metre Flex Options
Ornate Rusty Finish 5 Arm Chandelier
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  • 62% OFF

Ornate Rusty Finish 5 Arm Chandelier

 
£70.00
Good Design and Detailed Fitting
Chic Blue Metal Pendant - Tilt Option
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Chic Blue Metal Pendant - Tilt Option

 
£175.00
Beautifully Simple Sophistication
Energy Saving Adjustable Spotlight
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  • 52% OFF

Energy Saving Adjustable Spotlight

 
£15.00
Antique Brass Finish
Art Deco Reeded Glass & Chrome Pendant
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  • 32% OFF

Art Deco Reeded Glass & Chrome Pendant

 
£199.95
Attractive for Living Spaces - Dia 450mm
Ceiling Tubular IP44 Bathroom Light
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  • 27% OFF

Ceiling Tubular IP44 Bathroom Light

 
£95.00
Brushed Steel & Opal Glass
Retro Metal Teardrop Pendant
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  • 40% OFF

Retro Metal Teardrop Pendant

2 Products
£77.50
Available in Chrome or White

Ceiling Lighting Ideas - Design

Lighting the rooms of your home is not just about providing illumination – it is also about expressing yourself and bringing out your interior designer! Be bold, be brash but for goodness sake not boring! There is such a vast array of lighting available to the home owner today and many at exceptionally good prices but retaining high quality.

Ceiling lighting is an important part of any lighting scheme and when lit will help you see clearly all areas of a room. There are so many options available to make your house a home showcasing your style and ingenuity, do not think that money stops you from achieving your goal – these pages have something for every budget. 

Chandelier ceiling lighting: includes beautiful Murano glass fittings, crystal, flock and ironwork lights. 

Fun and Funky: just as the name states, take a look and break the trend of boring lighting. 

Pendant lighting: many single glass pendants each unique and unusual many in various colours and finishes.

Hand built artisan: just as the name suggests, great lighting that deserves showcasing!

Ultra modern: the beautiful and sublime for the larger budget or those who want the very best there is on offer.

Remember ceiling lighting is exciting! There are a huge range of ceiling lights available for the home and never before has there been so much choice of style, finish and material. Our range of ceiling lights can transform a dull, lifeless room into a vibrant space brimming with character and style. To choose the correct ceiling light for your chosen room we recommend you first decide whether you require a flush ceiling light or if the ceiling height can accommodate a drop fitting ceiling light.

Remember also the height of the people using the room can affect what fitting you choose! You may also want to consider the style of your room – is it contemporary or traditional? Are you happy to choose a more contemporary fitting if your room is traditional? There are no true design rules regarding lighting styles – you may well wish to mix and match a look to suit your personal taste and desires. Next, consider the finish – brass, satin nickel, chrome, glass, crystal, flock… The list is long but remember to consider your switch plates and door handles if you want a “uniformed” look.

Finally, decide if the ceiling fitting is going to be your only source of light (Lighting Styles would recommend using a selection of lighting, e.g. task, ambient, mood) in which case you will need to think about the wattage.

We are confident you will find something within this section to inspire and delight which will solve your lighting requirements. These functional and chic ceiling lights should create a functional addition to your lighting scheme, however if you are still looking for that elusive ceiling light please contact us we will be happy to discuss your needs.