A Homeowner’s Guide to the FirstLight Collection

Our Firstlight Collection is made up of categories of lighting fixtures in a variety of styles and designs, mostly modern and classic lighting for any home in the UK. Being a market leader, we take pride in the quality of our lighting products.

To help you shop for the right lighting fixture based on your specific needs, here is our guide to the FirstLight Collection.

Pendant lights

A pendant light got its name because it hangs down from the ceiling, like the pendant on a necklace. It is a light fixture that is attached to the ceiling on a chain or a rod.

Pendant lights are often used in staircases, hallways, kitchens, dining rooms, and bedrooms to highlight photos, paintings, and other decors and to light up narrow hallways.

Flush light fittings

A flush light fitting is mounted on a ceiling to brighten up any room. It is most suitable for homes with a simple, minimalist style because of its attractive design.

Wall lights

A wall light is a decorative lighting fixture that is typically attached to the walls of the hallway and bedroom. This light is considered a functional, space-saving fixture that frees any room of clutter because there is no need to put a lamp on the table or floor with a light installed on the wall.

Bathroom lights

Among the least considered lighting by homeowners, bathroom lighting serves multiple functions aside from illuminating the room. Bathroom lights can serve as ambient lighting, task lighting, vanity lighting, and dimming lighting, depending on the purpose. It comes in a variety of styles, including ceiling lights, sconces or vertical fixtures, wall lights, and spotlights.

LED lights

Compared to other light sources such as fluorescent and incandescent lights, LED (light-emitting diodes) lights are more energy-efficient and longer-lasting. The common misconception about LED lights is that they are white lights. Actually, the common colors of LED lights are red, green, amber, and blue.

5 Good Reasons to Switch to LED Lights

Among the most innovative technology today, LED (light emitting diodes) lights offer more advantages than traditional incandescent bulbs or even the compact fluorescent lights. Here are the various benefits of using LED lights and why it is smart to switch to these light sources.

1. Energy efficiency

This is the main edge of LED lights over other lighting sources. Compared to traditional light bulbs with a low energy efficiency rate of 20%, LEDs have 80% to 90% energy efficiency. If all the lights in your home are LED lights, you will enjoy huge savings on your power bills.

2. Longer service life

Another top benefit of using LED lights is the longevity they provide. A LED light can last up to 11 years of non-stop operation. Its lifespan can be twice as long if you use it for 8 hours per day. LED lights last more than a hundred times longer than incandescent bulbs and 10 times as long as fluorescent lamps.

3. Durability

Because LED lights are made of very durable parts, they can endure even the toughest conditions. These lights can resist external impacts, vibrations, and shocks. They can also withstand different weather conditions such as rains and winds, making LED lights ideal to use as outdoor lighting.

4. Environment-friendly

LED lights don’t contain toxic materials, unlike fluorescent and neon lamps that have mercury, a chemical that is damaging to the environment. Bring 100% recyclable, these eco-friendly lights help reduce your carbon footprint by as much as 30%.

5. No UV emissions

LED lighting does not produce much infrared light and UV emissions. This is why LED lights are perfect to use for lighting up sensitive materials such as paintings, art pieces, and relics in a museum.

Are you still using traditional light bulbs in your home? With these LED light benefits, you can save a lot when you switch your lighting source now!

Home Lighting Guide: Lighting Ideas that You Must Know

Choosing the right lighting for every area in your home can be very tricky because you have to consider not just the function and design of the room where you will mount your new lights. To help you make the right choices for your home lighting, here are some tips and ideas for starters.

Consider the room’s size.

This is the first important consideration when lighting any room. The size of the area will dictate the wattage you need. For example, a room that measures 15 square metres will need lighting with 375 watts.

Use at least two layers of light.

Just by adding a layer of light can significantly improve the light quality and functionality in any room. Generally, three layers of light are used:

  1. Ambient/general lighting – It makes up a majority or 75% of the room’s light.
  2. Accent/mood lighting – It is used for decorative purposes, like highlighting details such as decorative trims, paintings, and coves. Accent lights are also used to enhance ambient lighting in a room, especially in the areas that ambient lighting cannot reach.
  3. Task lighting – It provides the direct light necessary for tasks such as cooking, reading, and grooming, as well as areas such as the bathroom and kitchen.

Choose the right fixture style.

Your home lighting should match the décor style of your home. If you have a modern home, then your light should be in modern style as well. If you want to add a touch of industrial or rustic theme in your home, then you can do so with your choice of lighting fixture style.

Keep your bulb lighting colors consistent

While it seems interesting to have lighting in different colors at home, you don’t want to feel as though you are entering a different home when you transfer from one room to another.