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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!

Linear Fabric Shade Cluster Pendant - Melting Pot

Linear Fabric Shade Cluster Pendant - Melting Pot

2 Products
£1,399.00
Available with Brown or Cream Shades
Crystal Prism Drum Chandeliers - Designed for Bathrooms

Crystal Prism Drum Chandeliers - Designed for Bathrooms

3 Products
£867.00
IP44 Rated - Crystal Glass
Elstead Mignon 8 Light Chandelier - Crystal Teardrop Droplets
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  • 30% OFF

Elstead Mignon 8 Light Chandelier - Crystal Teardrop Droplets

 
£399.00
Antique Gold Leaf Bobeches
Fun and Funky Opal Glass Bar Light

Fun and Funky Opal Glass Bar Light

 
£112.50
Alchemy, Science, & Mixology
LED 3 Light Cluster Pendant with Bubble Detail - 1.5m Drop

LED 3 Light Cluster Pendant with Bubble Detail - 1.5m Drop

2 Products
£240.00
Available in Chrome or Gold Finish
Long Drop 8 Shade Light - Black, White or Chrome

Long Drop 8 Shade Light - Black, White or Chrome

3 Products
£525.00
2.8m Suspension - Uses Dimmable Mains Halogen or LED Bulbs
Opal Glass Bauhaus Style Ball Pendant - Four Sizes

Opal Glass Bauhaus Style Ball Pendant - Four Sizes

4 Products
£30.36
Sizes: 150mm, 200mm, 250mm or 300mm
Multi-Coloured Bauble Explosion Chandelier

Multi-Coloured Bauble Explosion Chandelier

 
£216.00
Unique Colourful Lighting
Brushed Steel & Walnut Wood Pendant - 3 Sizes

Brushed Steel & Walnut Wood Pendant - 3 Sizes

3 Products
£74.95
180mm, 270mm, or 390mm
Gold Leaf Double Ring LED Pendant

Gold Leaf Double Ring LED Pendant

 
£247.27
Interwoven Circles Suspended from Tensile Wires
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
Flush Ceiling Light - Barrel-Shaped Smoked Glass with Elongated Crystal Drops

Flush Ceiling Light - Barrel-Shaped Smoked Glass with Elongated Crystal Drops

2 Products
£224.06
Two sizes: Medium 400mm diameter, Large 500mm diameter
Spider Multi-Flex Dimmable Pendant

Spider Multi-Flex Dimmable Pendant

4 Products
£359.20
Dimmable - Max Flex 4000mm - Display & Install as you Desire
Starburst Light For Wall and Ceiling

Starburst Light For Wall and Ceiling

 
£81.89
Produces Interesting Light Pattern
Crystal Blossom Flush LED Light with Chrome Plate D:780mm

Crystal Blossom Flush LED Light with Chrome Plate D:780mm

 
£1,349.10
Large Diameter & 525mm Drop - Great for Lower Ceiling
Mini Glo-Ball by Flos for Ceiling or Wall
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Mini Glo-Ball by Flos for Ceiling or Wall

2 Products
£74.90
Suitable for Wall/Ceiling or Mirror Fixed
Adjustable Antique Brass Traditional Triple Spotlight
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  • 17% OFF

Adjustable Antique Brass Traditional Triple Spotlight

 
£55.75
Fully Adjustable Heads - GU10 Lamps
Low Profile Round LED Suspended Pendant
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  • 42% OFF

Low Profile Round LED Suspended Pendant

2 Products
£450.00
LED Dimmable Remote Control Available
Modern Black and Frosted Glass Bar Pendant Light
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  • 60% OFF

Modern Black and Frosted Glass Bar Pendant Light

 
£59.00
Great for Dining Tables or Breakfast Bars
Elegant Black Light Pendant - Wan S by Flos
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  • 26% OFF

Elegant Black Light Pendant - Wan S by Flos

 
£126.32
Black with 4 metre flex
Schuller Taccia Teardrop Glass Cluster Pendant - Bubble Detail
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  • 20% OFF

Schuller Taccia Teardrop Glass Cluster Pendant - Bubble Detail

 
£265.00
Spanish Designed Taccia from Schuller with LEDs
Hand-Blown Glass Shade Pendant Kit with LED Lamp
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  • 19% OFF

Hand-Blown Glass Shade Pendant Kit with LED Lamp

3 Products
£97.50
Glass Shade, Plumen Lamp Holder & Plumen Bulb Supplied
Coordinates S3 Pendant by Flos
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  • 27% OFF

Coordinates S3 Pendant by Flos

 
£1,590.00
Anodized Champagne Finish - 3850 Lumens
Penant Lightshade- with London Tube Map Design Classic Cog by Blue Marmalade
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  • 50% OFF

Penant Lightshade- with London Tube Map Design Classic Cog by Blue Marmalade

 
£16.25
London Underground Map Printed Inside
Portland Concrete Pendants
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  • 17% OFF

Portland Concrete Pendants

3 Products
£189.00
Stone with White, Aqua or Red Interior
Glycerine Stunning Long Drop LED Glass Ball Pendant - Drop 1100mm
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  • 32% OFF

Glycerine Stunning Long Drop LED Glass Ball Pendant - Drop 1100mm

 
£369.00
Ideal for High Ceilings or Stairwells for Glamour & Illumination
Modern Swirl Multi-Layered Pendant
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  • 20% OFF

Modern Swirl Multi-Layered Pendant

 
£168.76
500mm Diameter - Designer Pendant with Ceiling Flex
Elstead Mignon 8 Light Chandelier - Crystal Teardrop Droplets
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  • 30% OFF

Elstead Mignon 8 Light Chandelier - Crystal Teardrop Droplets

 
£399.00
Antique Gold Leaf Bobeches
Slim & Sleek Suspended LED Linear Module - Easily Linkable For A Continuous Profile.
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  • 33% OFF

Slim & Sleek Suspended LED Linear Module - Easily Linkable For A Continuous Profile.

5 Products
£80.00
Provides direct and indirect lighting without gaps
Tapered Drum Pendant Light Modern Fabric Design - Dimmable
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  • 15% OFF

Tapered Drum Pendant Light Modern Fabric Design - Dimmable

 
£339.99
Stylish Metal and Fabric Combination
Rise & Fall Spun Metal Dome Pendant Light with Counterweight
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Rise & Fall Spun Metal Dome Pendant Light with Counterweight

5 Products
£99.99
French Inspired Design with Spun Aluminium Reflector
Schuller Corona Chrome & Crystal Glitzy Pendant
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  • 46% OFF

Schuller Corona Chrome & Crystal Glitzy Pendant

 
£599.95
Crystallic Style by Schuller - Immediate Dispatch
Polished Chrome LED Slim-Line Rise & Fall Bar
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  • 24% OFF

Polished Chrome LED Slim-Line Rise & Fall Bar

 
£211.10
Maximum drop over 1600mm - but easily adjusted for lower ceilings
Pierced Metal Globe Light Pendant in Pewter Finish
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  • 73% OFF

Pierced Metal Globe Light Pendant in Pewter Finish

 
£42.00
Supplied with 1600mm of flex - Dia 320mm
Mother of Pearl Fixed Spotlight
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  • 33% OFF

Mother of Pearl Fixed Spotlight

 
£39.20
Looks Simply Fabulous When Lit
6 Light Rustic Steel & Antique Copper Silk Shaded Chandelier
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  • 55% OFF

6 Light Rustic Steel & Antique Copper Silk Shaded Chandelier

 
£180.00
Minimum Drop 930mm to Maximum 1580mm Drop
Proiezioni - Laser Cut Light Pendant with Colour Filters
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  • 58% OFF

Proiezioni - Laser Cut Light Pendant with Colour Filters

 
£210.00
Comes with Three Lamp Filters
 Polished Chrome & Opal Flush Ceiling Light
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  • 50% OFF

Polished Chrome & Opal Flush Ceiling Light

 
£117.12
Wall or Ceiling Installation
Schuller Copper Ball Pendant with LED Lamp - Glass Shade
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  • 31% OFF

Schuller Copper Ball Pendant with LED Lamp - Glass Shade

 
£176.45
Reflective and Warm Gleam - Handcrafted
Glass Cluster 7 Light Pendant - Wire Globe Detail
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  • 30% OFF

Glass Cluster 7 Light Pendant - Wire Globe Detail

 
£115.50
Clear Glass with Inner Wire & Polished Chrome
Chrome Single Adjustable Spot Light
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  • 27% OFF

Chrome Single Adjustable Spot Light

 
£24.61
Wall or Ceiling Mountable
Polished Chrome Flush Mounted Rise & Fall Pendant
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  • 20% OFF

Polished Chrome Flush Mounted Rise & Fall Pendant

 
£356.16
4 Hanging Pendant Option

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.