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19/03/2020
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

12/09/2019
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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

Kitchen Under Cabinet Lighting 02/09/2019
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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

07/08/2019
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Less Is More: A Guide to Minimalist Decor & Lighting

With minimalism rising in popularity in recent years, many people are taking the ‘less is more’ approach when it comes to home decor. Minimalism is all about practicality and intentional living, reducing the need to possess items and valuing the things that bring happiness to your life. The ideology behind minimalism is that every aspect of your life – including the things within your home – should have a purpose and be enriching in some way.  Whether you’re new to minimalism or just looking for some ways to enhance your... Read More

07/08/2019
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How to Host the Perfect Outdoor Summer Party

With the warmer weather finally upon us and the summer holidays swiftly approaching, it’s the perfect time to start organising summer parties. From cocktails with friends to playdates for the kids, you’ll never be short of ideas for a potential soiree. Whether you hope to host a family BBQ or a relaxing outdoor get-together, here at Dusk Lighting we have all the advice you need to wow your guests with the perfect summer party. Food Whatever cuisine you decide to thrill your guests with, you can guarantee that food will... Read More

21/06/2019
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Do I Need Special Lighting for My Bathroom?

Photo by Jose Soriano on Unsplash One of the most satisfying ways to wind down after a long day is to kick off your shoes and take a long bath or shower. The right kind of lighting can help to create a truly relaxing atmosphere and can make all the difference to the ambience of your bathroom. However, it’s safe to say that electricity and water don’t make a good combination. Bathrooms are unique in that they house a great deal of moisture, therefore it is important to consider what... Read More