Downlighting is an excellent tool to use for highlighting features in your home but correct positioning of downlights is key to their success. They should be kept in a minimum, each should have a purpose and they should never placed in a grid.
1.Pin spotting coffee or dining tables
Downlights are an excellent tool to add atmosphere and drama to a room by lighting the centre of a coffee or dining table. Use a narrow beam to either pin spot or use two downlights to cross light.
2.Washing light down curtains
Use downlights to wash light down the front of your curtains so that they can be seen at night. This will provide a soft reflected light back into the room.
3.Highlight flowers or objects
Downlights are an excellent way of showing off flowers or objects which you love. This will give them a sparkle at night.
4.Task lighting over kitchen island
Task lighting is important in the kitchen and downlights provide an excellent way to provide this. Use them over a kitchen island, over your work surfaces or to wash light down the front of cupboards.
Never position downlights in a grid as all you will achieve is a bland wash of light. Also avoid placing them over people’s heads. Instead position the fittings for the light at hand.
6.Get the look
We offer a range of downlights to suit your requirements from smaller fitting such as the Fazer or Polespring 40 to more powerful fittings such as the Polespring 50 or 50+. Alternative versions include IP rated versions, the Aquabeam and Waterspring or Square versions either Trim or Trimless or single or double.