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A Blog from First Choice Lighting


​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...

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...
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