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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

Hallway Lighting 20/05/2019
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How To Choose Hallway Lighting

The hallway is the first impression that people have of the inside of your home and is also one of the most frequented spaces in your home – so it’s important that you get the lighting right for both practical and aesthetic purposes. Whether you feel that your hallway is suffering from a lack of light all day long or you simply want the lighting to be just right after dark, we’ve got some great recommendations to help you understand how to choose hallway lighting. Ambient Hallway Lighting When we... Read More

Outdoor Bug Lighting 29/04/2019

Are There Outdoor Lights That Don’t Attract Bugs?

If there’s one thing that can ruin your enjoyment of sitting in the garden, it’s bugs. While it’s bad enough that they’re attracted to any food you might be eating, it’s even worse when they’re constantly being attracted to your outdoor lights looking unsightly and spoiling the atmosphere you’ve worked so hard to create. Well, for those of you that are desperate to know if there’s a way to reduce the number of bugs attracted to your garden lighting, we have great news. Only a few years ago, two behavioural... Read More

Flickering Kitchen Lights 26/04/2019

Why Are My Kitchen Lights Flickering? What You Need To Know About Flickering Lightbulbs

Flickering lights can mean only one thing according to the movies…but before you call Ghostbusters, you might want to take a look at some of the less supernatural causes for your flickering lightbulbs. In most rooms or spaces, flickering lights are an annoyance at worst, but in rooms where lighting is important to safety such as the kitchen, flickering lightbulbs and unreliable light sources can cause a real problem – especially when working with potentially dangerous kitchen appliances and implements. The first thing you need to do is to determine…... Read More

Best Makeup Lighting 27/03/2019

What Is The Best Bathroom Lighting for Applying Makeup?

Chances are that you don’t have a purpose built, perfectly lit makeup studio in your home. Like most, you’re more likely to be applying makeup in your bathroom – but this can produce some temperamental results if you don’t have the right bathroom lighting installed to suit makeup application. No matter how great your makeup skills, if you’re faced with the wrong lighting you can’t predict how your makeup will translate when you move into daylight, so it’s important that you create a setup that’s purpose lit for makeup application.... Read More

How To Install Outdoor Lighting 20/03/2019

How To Install Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting comes with a multitude of benefits from both a safety and a style point of view! Whether you’re wanting to install outdoor lighting create a social atmosphere for patio dining or you simply want outdoor lighting to serve a practical purpose such as lighting a clear path or making your garden less of an easy target for burglars, outdoor lighting is a great solution for gardens and outdoor areas. While you can certainly hire a professional electrician to install your outdoor lighting (and if you’re not very experienced,... Read More