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10/06/2020
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Outdoor Lights: The Ultimate Guide To Illuminating Your Garden

Outdoor gardens are now seen as an extension of indoor living space, with help from modern exterior lighting, outdoor enjoyment doesn’t have to end when the sun goes in. Outdoor lighting has transformed the way we use our gardens, with both functional and attractive lighting available.  Thoughtfully placed lighting can provide ambiance, create a mood, draw attention away from problem spots while highlighting special garden features. Choosing outdoor lights can be overwhelming, especially when it’s new territory for you. Here at Dusk Lighting,  we’ve put together a guide exploring the... Read More

11/05/2020
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How To Light Pictures & Wall Art

Artwork is what showcases the personality of the homeowner and their space. It has a wonderful way of tying all of your interior elements together, whether it’s a focal point or an additional decorative element, it injects some well-needed character onto bare walls. While the pictures and wall art you choose is truly personal to you, the tips on how to light these beautiful pieces are completely universal. Lighting for artwork requires a little more thought and extra attention to detail than simply putting a downlight near it. Here at... Read More

23/04/2020
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Lighting Your Home Office

Hundreds of companies around the globe have rolled out mandatory remote work amid the spread of COVID-19. Whether you’re familiar with flexible working or a WFH newbie, you’ll find this guide useful, from staying productive to creating the right working environment, here’s everything you need to know.  At this point, it is fair to assume that our home offices will become the new normal for many of us. If you find yourself working from home for the first time, it will take time to adjust, especially while you work out... Read More

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