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Lighting Guides & Ideas

6 Ways to Mimic Natural Light in a Windowless Room

Mirrors are more than just a decorative element; they reflect light back into the room. This creates the illusion of space, making a room feel brighter and more open. To achieve this, place a mirror directly in front of a light source. 

Colour Temperature and Mood: Choosing the Right Light

Colour temperature exists on a spectrum, ranging from cool to warm tones. Despite its name, a bulb's colour temperature relates to the quality of the light rather than its physical temperature. 

5 Spring Decor Ideas With Lights

Does your kitchen feel dull and empty? If so, under-cabinet lighting can make a world of difference. These offer a sleek and stylish look and can be placed to illuminate worktops or spring decor such as vases, Easter ornaments, and floral displays. 

A Simple Guide to Connect LED Strip Lights Without a Connector

LED lighting strips offer an array of opportunities for placement and design in the home. These lights are traditionally powered by a connecter. However, that can sometimes limit creativity or seem daunting for DIYers. 

A Simple Guide to Installing LED Spotlights

For spaces such as kitchens and offices, spotlights should be positioned over worktops to enhance visibility and reduce shadows during important tasks. The lights should be spaced around 1.2 to 1.5 meters apart for a neat appearance and widespread lighting.

5 DIY Light Ideas for Your Bed Headboard

Have you ever dreamed of having a room similar to the ones in fairy books? If so, a bed canopy can make this dream come true. Whether you want to uplift your children’s bedroom or do something for your inner child, this is the perfect choice.

5 Ways to Decorate Your Fireplace With LED Lights

LED lighting doesn’t always have to be obvious. Place your LED strips behind the mantel or hearth for a subtle, ambient glow. Ensure the strip isn’t visible to guests. This will add a unique feature without taking away from the fireplace. 

Patio Lighting: 5 Ways to Enhance your Patio

If you have a canopy over your patio, why not add some strip lights? These can be placed along the top edge of the canopy for a cascading glow or wired around the legs for a unique touch. Warm bulbs will create a relaxing environment, whilst coloured lights can add a playful element to your garden.

How to Highlight a Roof Lantern with Lights

If you prefer a sleek, unobtrusive look, recessed spotlights are the perfect choice. Position spotlights around the edge of your roof lantern to accentuate the architectural details. Spotlights provide a direct line of illumination to certain areas, ideal for task lighting for cooking, reading, and various hobbies. 

A Guide to Attaching Outdoor Lights to a Brick Wall

Turn off the power before starting. Then, select a spot where you want to place the fixture. Place it somewhere that requires direct lighting, such as above a security camera or over a garage. 

What colour light best aids with sleep?

When it comes to our health, sleep plays an important factor. Adults need between 7-8 hours of sleep every night to function properly, and lighting can play a key part in helping us achieve this. Different lights can have various impacts and benefits on our health and sleeping arrangements. 

A simple guide to resetting a motion sensor light

Motion sensor lights offer practical and energy-efficient home lighting. Not only does this act as a source of illumination, but it also alerts to intruders or movement in or around your home. However, if your light isn’t responding to motion as it should be, you quickly lose the safety benefits and the convenience of these lights for your home. 

5 common LED strip light problems and how to fix them

Like many lighting features, LED strip lights can run into certain problems that affect their performance. But don’t fret! Light Supplier is here to guide you through effective ways to overcome them.

What does lux mean in lighting?

Lux is a unit of measurement that quantifies the intensity of light as perceived by the human eye in a specific area. This helps us understand how bright a light source appears in certain areas of the home.

7 gazebo lighting ideas for a magical garden

If your gazebo lacks a bit of magic, Light Supplier has just the thing you need. Our list of lighting ideas with revive your garden and bring your gazebo to life. These are simple and affordable to integrate into your home, making sitting in your garden much more enjoyable and cosy. 

4 lighting fixture ideas to upgrade your shower

Many homeowners opt for cool lighting in their bathrooms to enhance visibility and productivity. We need adequate lighting to complete various tasks and prevent hazards, such as slipping in the shower. 

Cosy lighting ideas for your campervan

Decorating your campervan is the perfect way to create a cosy home on the road. And the key to a welcoming environment is ambient lighting. If your campervan lacks comfort or creativity, Light Supplier is here to help. Read on to discover great lighting ideas to brighten your journey. 

4 ways to illuminate your kitchen island

If you have recently installed an island in this room, pair it with the perfect lighting to get the best use out of it. Without effective lighting solutions, your kitchen will appear cold and dull. 

6 ideas for lighting your loft conversion

Loft conversions can be challenging to light, with their intriguing shapes, low ceilings, and sharp corners. However, with our lighting ideas, your loft will feel light and airy in no time!

6 pendant light ideas for your home

Pendant lights offer a sleek and modern touch to your home, enhancing the space by adding character and dimension. They provide widespread illumination, ideal for living rooms, bedrooms, and kitchens. 

7 home cinema lighting ideas

Whether you have a whole cinema room or a mini setup in your living room, lighting is an important aspect of achieving that movie theatre feel. At Light Supplier, we have compiled a list of seven amazing lighting ideas for a home cinema. 

Lighting ideas for your garden pond

Adding lights in or around your pond will create an enchanting glow during dark hours, enhancing the visual appeal of your garden. Stick with us to find out how to choose the best lighting for your pond, alongside stunning illumination ideas. 

5 driveway lighting ideas for your home

At Light Supplier, we have a range of outdoor lighting, perfect for displaying at the front of your home. Stick with us for 8 smart lighting ideas to upgrade your driveway. 

6 lighting ideas for a home gym

Lighting plays a pivotal role in creating an ideal environment for effective workouts, safety, and overall motivation. Good visibility prevents injuries, tripping, and improper form, leading to more successful sessions in the gym. 

Everything you need to know about lumens

Lumens, also known as ‘luminous flux’, is the total measure of visible light emitted by a source per unit of time. This is weighted according to the ‘luminosity function’ model, which includes the human eye's sensitivity to various wavelengths.

A Simple Guide To Adjusting A PIR Sensor Light

PIR sensor lights are designed to detect motion in the vicinity it is placed, illuminating the area when movement is detected. This works by detecting the infrared technology that is emitted by humans and animals to activate the light for a predetermined amount of time. 

6 ways to use your Christmas fairy lights all year round

If you’re struggling with ideas, then Light Supplier has got you covered. Browse our list of six creative ways to brighten up your home with Christmas fairy lights all year round.

8 mistakes to avoid when ordering LED light fittings

If you order a light too big or small, the room's proportions will be thrown off, and you will be left displeased with the overall aesthetic of your new fixture. 

How to connect LED strip lights to mains in the UK

If you’ve recently purchased strip lights for your home and you’re unsure of how to connect them to the mains, then Light Supplier has your back.

This process may sound challenging, but we know you can get the task done as quickly as possible with our simple guide. 

Is it illegal to have LED lights inside your car?: The do’s and don’ts.

LED lights in a car aren't illegal; however, there are certain regulations you must follow. But don't stress! Light Supplier will run you through the do's and don'ts to prepare you for the road. 

What does IP rating mean for lights?

IP stands for ‘Ingress Protection’ rating, a two-digit grading system applied to the enclosure of an electrical or mechanical item to indicate its resistance to damage. 

LED wardrobe lights: 5 ideas for every closet

Light Supplier can tell you how to use LED wardrobe lights for better organisation and practicality. Browse our five best ideas for illuminating your closet and check out our high-quality LED wardrobe light product recommendations. 

Why do my LED lights flicker?

LED flickering can certainly be annoying, and it may indicate an underlying issue that needs to be addressed. So join Light Supplier as we take you through the causes of LED flickering and what you can do to solve the problem.

How to put led lights in a skirting board

Putting LED lights in skirting boards is all about finding the optimal position. There are plenty of ways to use skirting board lighting to your advantage, whether illuminating coving and cornices, kitchen or bathroom cabinets, drop-down ceilings or even bookshelves. 

Easy lighting DIY you can do without an electrician

If you’re a DIY enthusiast, you understand how rewarding it can be to...

Do LED lights attract bugs? - 10 ways to prevent them

There is an abundance of LED light options on the market, which are...

The best track lights for your home

If you’re looking to improve your home, then look no further. At Light...

The Ultimate Guide for Mixing Knobs and Pulls on Kitchen Cabinets

Choosing the perfect hardware for your kitchen cabinets can impact your space more than you know. Sometimes, it’s the little things that make a huge difference.

How to make your home safer with LED under cabinet lights

Having an efficient lighting source is beneficial for every home. You walk downstairs...

How to Choose the Best Downlights for Your Kitchen: The Ultimate Guide for 2023

  There’s no better time to improve your kitchen lighting than right now....

What is a Pendant Light?

Need to give your home or office that extra boost of style? Statement...

How Many LED Downlights Per Room Calculator

Are you redecorating your ceiling with LED downlights? If so, you might struggle...

Can you cut LED strip lights?

LED strip lights are renowned for being an impactful, no-hassle light source. Their...

How Much Do LED Lights Cost to Run? Saving Energy and Money

Reducing energy consumption is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. With the cost...

How to Light a Room with Low Ceilings

Lighting a room with low ceilings may seem like an impossible task,  but...

5 Best Backyard Garden Lighting Ideas

Introducing Light Supplier’s seven best backyard garden lighting ideas! Creating an outdoor paradise...

How long do LED Strip Lights last?

LEDs, also known as ‘Light-Emitting Diodes’, are one of the most popular light...

6 Best Bedroom LED Light Ideas for 2023

If you need bedroom LED light ideas, you’ve come to the right place. ...

Adding LED Lights Around Your TV? What You Need to Know

Are you looking for a way to upgrade a room in your home? Do you want to have a unique lighting system in your home? Then you should look into adding LED strip lights around your TV for an instant upgrade.

Guide to Choosing Lighting for Makeup Application

Choosing the right type of lighting for applying makeup is very important. Lighting can make a huge difference to the outcome of the makeup look.
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