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Buying Guides

  • Understanding IP Rating for Bathroom Lights: A Comprehensive Guide

    The IP rating for bathroom lights indicates how well a light fixture is protected against water and dust. 'IP' stands for 'Ingress Protection,' and the accompanying numbers specify the level of protection against solid objects and liquids. In a bathroom setting, an IP rating helps you choose lights that are both safe and functional, depending on their placement in different zones of the bathroom.

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  • How to light a low ceiling room

    There’s no reason to feel confused or worried about how you are going to illuminate your modern home or any room with low ceilings. This expert lighting guide shows you how to light a low ceiling room and transform it into a bright, airy and attractive space on budget.

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  • Art Deco Lighting History

    Art Deco roots can be traced back to La Societe des Artistes Decorateurs (society of decorator artists) in Paris. They were founded in 1901 to encourage higher design and production standards.

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  • Chandeliers Guide

    This chandeliers guide is for anyone who is considering buying a chandelier or just looking for more information. It will take you through a brief history of their development to the different styles available. It includes tips on how large it should be and how low it should hang. If you are looking to buy a chandelier in the near future, it could be the best 15-minutes you spend today. You may learn something new or have your questions answered.

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  • Room Lighting Ideas

    This home lighting design guide, including “room lighting ideas”, sets out considerations and tips on what to look for and the benefits of different lighting types. I can’t give specific advice without visiting the room or home in question.

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  • Fantasia Ceiling Fan Buying & Selection Guide

    Fantasia are a British company and have pioneered the UK ceiling fans market since 1985. They have built a reputation for exceptional quality, value for money and an unrivalled 10-year guarantee. Here at Universal Lighting Services, we stock and supply the complete Fantasia range of ceiling and desk fans and are able to supply spare parts, accessories and technical advice. So, are they suitable for every room?

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  • What are Lumens and do they matter?

    Lumens are a unit of light that is becoming more widely used in describing the output of LED light fittings. They are not something new and Lumens and Lux have been used for some time within the lighting industry to ensure that levels of illumination were sufficient in the workplace.

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  • Choosing The Right Ceiling Light For Your Home

    Choosing the right ceiling light for your home from a catalogue or online can make many people nervous. They are unsure of the finishes, the correct size, or are just unsure what type to choose.

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  • The Ultimate Tiffany Lamp Buying Guide

    This article is a complete buyers’ guide to Tiffany lamps, their history, manufacture, types, how to keep them looking their best and how they can add a wow factor to any room in which they are installed.

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  • Recessed Downlights Explained

    If chosen carefully and installed in the correct numbers, downlights are capable of giving a gentle, even and shadow free light.

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