Too many people position their downlights in a linear, ‘runway’ fashion if this will provide adequate lighting then that’s great,
however, for most situations, this will leave the home owner with dark spots, particularly over work areas. lt is important to plan the positioning of the lights exactly where you’ll need them, over the sink, over the counters and in the walkways. Even better, put these three lighting groups onto separate switches so you only end up using what you need to, when you need it.
Create a statement in your kitchen by fitting suspended lighting over your breal<fast bar or dining table. Don’t limit your space ro just one light, if the sPace can accommodate multiple fittings then using multiples of three and five are more aesthetically pleasing,
Living room lighting
ln a living room the lighting should only be noticed as part of the d6cor, not because it is overpowering. Lighting the whole room is not essential, layers of light will make your guests feel relaxed so use a mix of table and floor lamps along with ceiling and wall lights to create the mood you desire. Placing Floor lamps in the corner of a room will help to widen a small space.
Lighting can turn an ordinary space into an extraordinary space. Statement lighting will always add a wow factor to any room, hung low over your dining table, or in a tall stairwell. Lighting is one ol if not the most important, factors in an interior design scheme. Consider all the different levels of lighting in the room from the ceiling pendants,wall lights and table/floor lamps.
lf you need a larger fitting but you still want full control of the light level, why not look at the ‘switchable’ fittings by tp24. These fittings have a built-in tiered switching system and worl< with greater efficiency than traditional dimming,yet they do not require a dimmer switch as the switching is in-built and controlled by a regular 2-way on/off switch.
When lighting an open plan roorn it’s best to let the lighting flow, continue through with similar or matching fittings, especially in a lounge-diner. Consider complementing your fixed lighting with matching floor and table lamps to pull off your look.
Look at the size of your room(s) before choosing your light fittlng(s). One of the biggest mistakes people make is not getting the size or quantity right. Consider the positions of the fittings, the number of arms required and the brightness of the lamps (bulbs). Many older houses had ceiling fittings positioned close to the windows does it need moving to a central point or do you need two lights instead of one for the size of the room?
A special quick-fit system has been designed and patented by tp24 that enables the installer to screw the special HSR ring straight )nto the existing threaded ceiling rose. lf you don’t have a ceiling rose, not to worry, flip it over and you can screw the HSR ;traight in. After wiring up, three secure grub screws then affix the light fitting to the HSR ring. Many of our customers are able 😮 install light fittings themselves simply by following the instructions supplied with each fitting. lf you are not confident with rlectrics then always hire an electrician.