Installing the right ceiling light fixture can have a dramatic effect on the look and feel of your rooms as they are one of the few light fixtures that can be both decorative as well as functional at the same time.
Ceiling lights come in all shapes, sizes and styles. We offer a huge range at Downlights Direct from the UK's leading brands. You're sure to find a light that matches the style you and look for your room.
A light that not only matches the theme, but enhances it; a light that not only produces light, but generates the perfect ambiance for your space.
Furthermore, because we only stock the most premium lights from the leading brands, you can be sure that every light for your ceiling meets your highest expectations.
The Ultimate Guide To Ceiling Lights
Ceiling lights are generally surface mounted as opposed to downlights which are recessed.
No matter whether you’re looking for something simple just to provide a bit of light or if you’re looking for a centerpiece light fitting for all of your guests to marvel at, Downlights Direct has it all!
A spotlight is a surface mounted, directional light fixture that is available in a single, double, triple quad design and many more variations. Some spotlights are now available with fully integrated LEDs but the most popular type remains the GU10 spotlight.
Chandelier lights are used in entrances like hallways and foyers or they can be used in dining rooms to add a touch of class and elegance to a room.
Generally used as feature light rather than for illumination purposes, our range chandelier lights can add a real touch of class to any room.
Hanging Pendant Lighting
The main application for hanging pendant lights is over kitchen islands or seating areas. They are also used in dining rooms as well.
LED Ceiling Lights
An LED ceiling light can either contain a fully integrated LED light source or it can be fitted with a retrofit LED that has a cap, like an E14 or E27 for example. These surface mounted fitted are available in modern looking finishes or as commercial style bulkhead lights.
If you’re fitting an LED ceiling light inside a bathroom make sure it’s rated to at least IP44 or even higher like IP65.
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If you need to illuminate a long area of your room, then our range of LED track lighting is the best option to go for. Track lighting can be easily designed around your very own room space. Lengths of track and accessories can be connected together or track lengths can be cut down.
If you have a wall with picture frames on, track lighting allows you to place light fittings wherever you like. Track light fittings are available with integrated LEDs or with traditional GU10 caps or with the larger AR111 GU10 caps.
Modern Ceiling Lights
We’ve gathered together a collection of the UK’s best lighting brands who offer a great selection of modern ceiling lights. Choosing the perfect light for your room will not only compliment the rooms décor but the light itself will illuminate will have a major impact. The right brightness and colour temperature plays an important role and should meet the demands of the functions of the room.
If you're looking for living room lighting and the main intended function of the room is for relaxing and watching TV, a warmer colour tone would be recommended along with dimmable light bulbs or integrated LED fittings. If you want your living room to feel less cosy and more vibrant then a cooler colour temperature should be considered. If your room has multiple functions and you don't want to be limited to just one colour temperature, then consider CCT (Correlated Colour Temperature) adjustable lighting. CCT lights feature multiple colour temperatures in one, which are changeable either by a remote control or switch located on the fitting itself.
LED Perimeter Lighting
An increasingly popular form of ceiling lighting is fitting LED strip tape around the ceilings perimeter. This produces superb, bright, yet minimal lighting results. LED strip tape is a versatile lighting solution that doesn't really have any boundaries. Its available in different colour temperatures and colour changing versions. It can be easily dimmed by using a mains dimmable LED driver and LED compatible dimmer switch.
If you're interested in LED perimeter lighting, get in touch with us with your dimensions and we'll provide advice and a quotation that includes all of the components you need. We also provide a bespoke LED tape cutting and soldering service. You can then have all of the LED strips supplied in the exact lengths you need without any wastage and without having to measure, cut and solder input cables yourself.
You don't need to be limited to just one light fixture. Mixing different types of light fitting within the same space creates a layered lighting effect. With LED tape, recessed downlights or surface ceiling lights providing the main source of light, combined with indirect fixtures like wall lights and table lamps will produce outstanding lighting results.
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