Author Archives: Selective Lighting

4 Ways to Warm Your Home With Light

Winter has arrived!

While you’re adding blankets, throws and rugs, and hauling out your heaters; why not think about these quick and easy lighting ideas to create warmth and a cosy ambience in your home.

Here are the 4 lighting tips to get your home lighting winter-ready:
 

Dimmer Switches
If you don’t have dimmer switches installed, the time is now. Dimming your overhead lights is the easiest way to add visual warmth to a room. With just a quick adjustment of the…

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Dining Room Lighting – A Few Handy Hints

The right dining room lighting solution can make all the difference and the best dining room lighting ideas are thoughtfully planned, taking eating habits, furniture proportions, and budget into consideration.

Pendant lights, chandeliers, flush mounts, sconces, floor lamps … these could all be part of your ideal lighting solution. Here are a few tips to help you choose.
Tips for Dining Room Lighting:

1. Layer lighting using multiple sources of light.

 

2. Install dimmer switches to set the mood in an instant.

 

3. Hang…

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LED Lighting: All You Need To Know

LEDs are small, very effective solid bulbs. New LED bulbs are grouped in clusters with diffuser lenses which have broadened the applications for LED use in the home. LED technology is advancing rapidly, with many new bulb styles available. Initially more expensive than CFLs, LEDs bring more value since they last longer. Also, the price of LED bulbs is going down each year as the manufacturing technology continues to improve.

 
LED Lighting
LEDs are solid light bulbs which are extremely energy…

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Paola Novane’s Pinecone Suspension Lamp
The artistry of the Mirage Suspended Lamp by David Dolcini for Karboxx (below) is unequivocal!
Look at the elegant Curling LED Suspension Lamp by Serien (below). It’s available in a variety of finishes and sizes, which means it can be customised to complement your space.
Then there’s the Margaret Table Lamp by Fontana Arte (below). It has a support bag that holds it steady so that it can be placed on the back of an armchair or anywhere! How luxurious! Also available in a range of colours: elegant black or brown, and more playful yellow, blue or red.

Four Important Considerations For Lighting Your Home

Now is as good a time as any to rethink the lighting in your home.

What’s right?
What’s wrong? (The problems will be glaring.)
What mood are you after?
What kind of lights do you like?
What do you need?
What do you want?

A good place to start is by considering the overall lighting in a room; and these key points will help you put your home in just the right light.
1. Practicality
First and foremost, your lights should – at the very least – illuminate your…

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3 Steps to Installing a Ceiling Fan Successfully

Gearing up for summer? A ceiling fan will help you keep your cool AND keep the mosquitoes at bay. But! There’s nothing worse than a wonky ceiling fan, rattling away through the night, to make you lose sleep. Luckily, installing a ceiling fan properly is a breeze! Just follow these steps:
Ask for a ceiling fan with silicone bearings, not bush bearings.
Engage a qualified electrician to install the ceiling fan in adherence with the wiring diagram supplied….

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