How to choose a ceiling fan points out – in a recent article – that choosing a ceiling fan instead of an aircon is a smart choice! According to their experts, a single 1500 Watt aircon, running 6 hours a day, will cost you approximately R500 a month, while a ceiling fan will typically cost about R50 a month to run.

Are you ready to ditch your aircon for a ceiling fan? Well, the article goes on to provide 5 tips for choosing the right…


Keep Cool This Summer

Summer is just about here which means you’ll soon be looking for ways to keep your cool when it’s hot, hot, hot. Eurolux has a fantastic selection of ceiling fans to choose from this season – all available via Selective Lighting. Why not incorporate one or two into your home’s design?
A ceiling fan helps you do so much more than keep cool!

Add a decorative touch
There’s such a variety of styles, sizes and finishes these days. You can look beyond…


5 Things To Think About When Choosing A Chandelier


Where will you hang your chandelier?
The good news is chandeliers can go anywhere in your house. All you’ll need to consider is the size of your room and what you’re trying to achieve. Big spaces can accommodate large, elaborate chandeliers; smaller spaces, mini chandeliers.

How big is the space?
Do a little arithmetic to figure out the best size for the space. Here’s a quick and easy formula to use:

(Room width in metres + height in metres) x 10


Choosing a Desk Lamp

How to select the best desk lamp for your workspace
Desk lamps can provide you with so much more than task lighting. Yes! You need a desk lamp to help you see comfortably and clearly, but – depending on your choice – a desk lamp can fulfil this practical need AND, at the same time, contribute a lighting layer to your room’s lighting design and make a strong decor statement.
Here’s a list of 5 things to think about when choosing…

Winter Lighting Tips - Selective Lighting

Inspiring Bedroom Lighting Solutions

Finding the right bedroom lighting solution means balancing a wide range of needs for a result that is both practical and beautiful.

Where you put your lights, what kind of lighting you choose, the intensity and colour of your lighting … these will all be determined by your lifestyle choices. Do you prefer a bright and cheerful bedroom, or something mysterious or moody? Do you read physical books or prefer watching movies on a bright screen?

We’ve collected a few diverse…


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…


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…


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…

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…


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….