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A Blog from First Choice Lighting


Opulent Lighting: White Chandeliers

Chandeliers were first adopted as a practical way to light a space, and consisted of a simple wooden cross supporting a candle. Mainly used in grand, stately homes, the first chandeliers served a functional purpose and it wasn’t until much later on that they became the opulent pieces we would recognise today.


​New Arrivals: Eye Catching Ceiling Lights

With the new year now well underway, many of us are turning our attention to updating our homes before springtime arrives and draws us back...

Pull Cord Lighting: Get the Look

Wall Lights are a great addition to your home and are perfect for a softer layered lighting feel. Often an overlooked room when considering...

​Wall Lights: The Contemporary Lighting Choice

Step into the 21st Century and update your home with a contemporary wall light. Often thought of as old fashioned, modern wall lights are...

Bring your home to life with plinth lighting

Plinth lighting. It doesn't sound very exciting, does it? I'm also guessing many of you don't even know what it is. Plinth lights are...

​Mix and Match Lighting: Table Lamp Bases

We have a huge selection of table and floor lamps here at First Choice Lighting, from little to large, chrome to copper, narrow to wide,...

Handpicked for Style & Value: A Selection of Clearance Ceiling Lights

We often think that stunning chandeliers or trend setting pendant lights might break the bank, but that doesn’t need to be the case. Here...

Touch Lamps: ​You Can Touch This

What’s on trend in 2019 in the world of touch lamps? We’ve rounded up some ideas based on value and style, starting with the ultra-modern,...

​Tiny Lights with Big Impact: Decking and Plinth Lighting

Spring is here and it’s that time of the year when everyone starts to think about changes in the home and garden. For the garden, this...

​Bathroom Lights - Luxury Finish at Affordable Costs

The humble bathroom. Often one of the first and last rooms you will visit in a day, the bathroom is one of the key rooms in your home. ...

Effective Porch Lighting to Brighten Dark Nights

As winter gets cold and snowy, we begin to more keenly feel the long dark winter days, dark when we leave the house and dark upon our...

Reading Lights - Everything You Need to Know

There’s nothing quite like curling up with a good book on a cold winter’s day. The problem is that the natural light levels are so low that...

​Winter Warmers: Interior Ideas for a Cosy Winter Home

Winter, the season of goodwill, good tidings and a good number of visitors coming and going. There is however, still plenty time before...

Ceramic Wall Lights – Get the Look

Creating a home style that is uniquely yours isn’t that easy to do these days. Unless you’ve been lucky enough to be able to design it...

​Double Insulated Lights - The Complete Guide

Double insulated lights, also known as class 1 or class 2 light fittings can be installed where no earth wire is present. Since 1998 it's...

​Modernise your Bathroom with Functional Spot Lighting

A sure fire way to add value to any home is to modernise the kitchen or the bathroom. With a new bathroom costing upwards of £3,000 for...

​Cosy Floor Lamps for Embracing all the Autumn Feels

With the long days of summer behind us, it’s time to welcome in the pumpkin season and all which that entails. As the leaves begin to...

Cheap Ceiling Lighting - Make A Little Go Far

Ceiling lights like chandeliers and pendants can prove very costly, but that doesn’t have to be the case. You can still make a statement...

BHS Lighting at Discounted Prices – Our Top Picks

Before the recent demise of the high street chain, BHS was known to offer top quality, well-crafted and beautifully designed lighting to...

​Geometric Lighting – Retro Lighting for your Home

Keep anything long enough and it’s sure to come back into style! Geometric patterns had been off our radar for such a long time, that its...

​Create your Ideal Gallery Wall

Gallery walls are a design feature that is popping up in homes and businesses all over the place at the moment, and it looks like they are...

​Shades, Bases & Bulbs: How to Create Your Perfect Lamp

Choosing a lamp shade and base that perfectly complements each other and your home isn’t the easiest of tasks. There are so many styles,...
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