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Scandinavian

Scandinavian

Wooden pendant lights in light blond woods, think pale birch and teamed with natural colours that's the essence of Scandinavian interior design trend. The Scandinavian look also includes some great statement lamps such as floor lamp in unusual shapes, sturdy tripod lamps, and even floor lamps with tables integrated.

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Sconce

Sconce

A sconce is a candle holder wall light or torch style wall light. Usually one that is modelled on something that holds a flame.

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Security Lights

Security Lights

Lights which incorporate a sensor to prevent intruders from remaining undetected. Often placed at the front or rear of the house.

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Semi Flush

Semi Flush

A semi flush ceiling light is a fitting with a shallow depth which is ideal for low ceilings but is not a flush fit. They have a small gap between the ceiling and fitting. 

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Sensor Lights

Sensor Lights

Often used as outdoor and porch lighting, lights are fitted with a sensor to come on when they sense movement or after sunset.

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Shabby Chic

Shabby Chic

This interior design trend showcases distresses painted effects, quirky wire lampshades, french cream and birdcage chandeliers. This sums up the characterful shabby chic trend.

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Shade

Shade

This can refer to a traditional shade, glass or diffuser. 

Smart Lighting

Smart Lighting

Smart lighting is a term given to lights which can be operated by a means other than a standard switch and can do things which other lighting can't. Such as changing colour or being operated via remote control, smart phone or even voice.

Smart Lighting

Social Media Links

Social Media Links

These refer to links or buttons to our social media sites including Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Houzz, YouTube and Pinterest. 

Twitter       Houzz

Facebook    Youtube

Google+     Pinterest

Solar Powered Lighting

Solar Powered Lighting

Features LED bulbs and a light sensitive panel to create energy from the daytime sun - consumes no other energy so there’s no mains wires.

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Spot Lights

Spot Lights

Light fittings which can be mounted to the walls or ceilings to provide extra lighting - often adjustable to control the direction of light. Recessed spot lights can be installed within a ceiling to provide a flush finish.

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Steampunk

Steampunk

This interior trend is best described as a blend of modern technology with a vintage and quirky appearance, think modern day robotics with an appearance of brass cogs and clockwork. Vintage style bulbs are a focal point here with repeated materials of brass, wood, leather, glass and copper.

For more information on Steampunk see our blog here

View our collection of Steampunk lights here

Surface Mount

Surface Mount

This means the fitting is attached to a surface and not recessed into it like many downlights. These are ideal for those who do not wish to create cut outs. 

Swimming Pool Lights

Swimming Pool Lights

Fully waterproof and submersible to be used to provide light under the water in swimming pools.

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Switched

Switched

We use the term switched when a light fitting or lamp is individually switched by a supplied switch rather than wired to a mains wall switch. 

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