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A Blog from First Choice Lighting


​Spotlights: Everything you ever need to know

Spotlights come in a variety of styles and finishes and are perfect for highlighting your home’s finest features. Offering highly versatile lighting they can be used to enhance every room. Follow our guide and choose the perfect spotlights for each room in your home.

​Kids’ Lighting Ideas

Remember the 80s film ‘Big’ with Tom Hanks? The one where he gets to decorate a luxury New York apartment with the imagination and...

Perfect Picture Lighting

Selecting the perfect picture lighting for the artwork and photography in your home is an important but all too often ignored interior...

​Inspirational Recessed Lighting

There are countless advantages to using recessed lighting. Modest little fixtures that don’t draw attention to themselves, they’re the...

​Places to use Pull Cord Lights

Pull cord lights are all about practicality. They’re used for example — in instances where wall switches aren’t an option, or to enable...

​Perfect Bathroom Lighting

Choosing bathroom lighting can be a little tricker than other rooms in your home as they must be waterproof and integrated into the...

8 Stylish Tripod Floor Lamps

The tripod lamp has a story to tell. There’s something about this unique style of floor lighting which attracts new, avid fans of its form...

​Ideas for effective plinth lighting

Plinth lighting is often overlooked but it's soft and unobtrusive glow is fantastic for adding dimension and depth to a room. Providing a...

Inspirational Outdoor Lighting Ideas

Outdoor lighting can completely transform your garden after dark into a space for relaxing with family, having fun with the kids and...

BHS Lighting - The Legacy Lives On!

There aren’t many of us past a certain age who don’t remember BHS. Once a high street titan among department stores, in latter years it was...

Complete Garden Lighting Guide

Your garden deserves to be enjoyed at any time of the day or night, so make sure you light it right with beautiful garden lighting. With so...

Where to use bollard lights

When it comes to outdoor lighting, few fittings are as versatile as the humble bollard light. These sturdy fittings are typically made with...

​Decking lights - everything you need to know

Decks are there to be enjoyed, and with good deck lighting you can keep on using your deck even after dark. Done right, decking lights can...

5 funky floor lamps

When it comes to cutting edge lighting, your first thought might not be of the humble floor lamp - but think again. This staple of home...

Flush Ceiling Lights Guide

Many of us dream of filling our homes with waterfall pendant lights and elaborate chandeliers, but we probably don’t have the high ceilings...

Lighting Trends: Copper

Copper lighting is a design trend that isn’t going away any time soon, and for good reason - this gorgeous metal is sophisticated, without...

Guide To Double Insulated Lighting

Q: What are double insulated lights? Double insulated lights are lights that do not require an earth wire. These are typically required in...

IP Rating Guide

An IP rating determines the level of protection that a product has been designed to withstand in terms of protection against physical...

Technical Corner: Bathroom Lighting and IP Ratings

As safety regulations have developed over the years to help keep us safe and sound in our homes, so to has the variety of light fittings...

Technical Corner: Double Insulated Light Fittings

What are double insulated lights? Double insulated lights are light fittings that don’t have an earth wire in them, and normally have two...