Dusk Lighting | Blog

19/03/2020
,

Who Invented The Lightbulb?

The lightbulb is often the first thing we look for as we wake up in the morning,  it assists us with our daily tasks and brightens even the dullest of days… but where did this idea come from?  While the famous American inventor Thomas Edison is usually credited with inventing the lightbulb, he wasn’t the only person involved in the development of the revolutionary life-changing technology. There are several other significant individuals who deserve credit for their work with lamps, electric batteries, lamps, and the first incandescent bulbs. Early research... Read More

12/02/2020
,

Reading lights: The Ultimate Guide For Bookworms And Interior Lovers

Lighting, as we all know, plays an essential role in both the functionality and overall interior appeal of our home. While ambient lighting sets a tone and gives our interior a decorative edge, functional lighting offers the illumination required for running daily activities. Many of us, after a long stressful day, enjoy settling down to a book in bed. While ambient lighting does not offer enough illumination, task lighting is often too harsh before bedtime. Reading lights illuminate a small area over a close distance,  so you can get a... Read More

24/01/2020
, ,

New Year, New Kitchen

The start of a brand new year can often bring thoughts of change, and if a new kitchen is on your to-do list for 2020,  then you’re starting in the right place. Here at Dusk Lighting, we are at hand to take you through everything you need to know about creating an illuminated kitchen environment that is completely on-trend. If you’re remodelling, you should ideally start thinking about your kitchen lighting right at the beginning of the planning stage. By taking kitchen lighting into consideration at this stage of the... Read More

16/12/2019
, ,

Kitchen Lighting Trends for 2020

The kitchen is the soul of the house, whether you’re cooking for the family, enjoying a glass of wine with friends, or simply relaxing at the end of the day, the kitchen is at the centre of your family’s day to day living. It’s the place of family breakfast mayhem, meal preparation, completing homework and socialising, therefore it is essential that you get your kitchen light layering right in order to make the most of your space.  A practical, yet aesthetically pleasing kitchen has the ability to pull your family... Read More

07/11/2019
, ,

How To Lighten A Dark Hallway

The hallway is the first place to greet us as we return home, so it should be filled with welcoming light. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case  as our entrances are often narrow passages with little light and inadequate room. While you may be inclined to focus on how to light key rooms in your home, your hallway is the space of the house that gives a first impression to visitors, so you should focus on making it as vibrant as possible. Not only that, your hallway is a functional... Read More

09/10/2019

Plastic pollution: Our Commitment To Supplying Plastic-Free Packaging

Why is plastic a problem? Plastic pollution has created a global crisis, and this problem is continuing to grow.  As plastic doesn’t biodegrade (i.e it doesn’t rot) larger pieces of plastic take at least 400 years to break down into fragments, commonly known as microplastics. These and other small pieces of plastic litter our oceans with an estimated 50 trillion pieces currently in the ocean; birds,  fish and other small animals often mistake these microplastics for food. Unfortunately, 100,000 animals a year are being killed by plastic, whether this is... Read More

12/09/2019
, ,

How To Brighten Your Kitchen With Breakfast Bar Lighting

The kitchen is at the heart of a home, whether you’re entertaining guests, catching up with friends, or simply relaxing with your family, the right lighting can make all the difference in creating the desired ambience. The growing popularity of open plan living, kitchen islands, and breakfast bars have transformed the way we use our kitchens. They are now on a much more multi-functional level and our lighting plans must evolve too. Let us take you through ways to uplift your kitchen space, compensate for lack of natural light and... Read More

12/09/2019
, ,

Lighting Trends For A Cosy Autumn Feel

The time has come; we are starting to feel crisp temperatures in the air,  before long the trees will be turning blazing colours of red and copper. If, like us, you absolutely love autumn and are ready for pumpkin, spice and everything nice, autumn’s key colour trends can warm up your home with the incorporation of some innovative lighting solutions.  We love nothing more than cosying up on the sofa with a warm toasty mug of hot chocolate on blustery day and with the darkest times of the year on... Read More

Best Hallway Lighting Ideas 04/09/2019

Our Best Hallway Lighting Ideas

While many choose to focus on how to light key rooms in your home, the truth is that your hallway lighting can have the biggest impact on how your home looks and functions. The hallway is an area that needs good lighting in order to function properly (think about how you’d find your keys, put your shoes and coat on and check your appearance in the mirror without any light in your hallway!) but also to give the best possible first impression of your home to visitors. Regardless of what... Read More

Kitchen Under Cabinet Lighting 02/09/2019
,

How to Choose Kitchen Under Cabinet Lighting

One of the most popular kinds of lighting at the moment is under cabinet lighting. Offering benefits such as additional practicality and ambience, cabinet lighting is appearing in all kinds of places in the home from living room fireplaces to shelving units and, most often, the kitchen. Under cabinet lighting has always been a popular choice for kitchens as the immediate value is lighting the worktops beneath cabinets; this makes it easier for your prepare food safely without casting a shadow from ceiling lighting. However, in the modern home, under... Read More