Choosing Your Perfect Conservatory Lighting
When you build a conservatory, you have a whole new room in your home ready to be filled with beautiful natural lighting. During the daylight hours how it's illuminated isn’t a key concern, but when the sun goes down and the dark nights get longer especially in winter, you'll need to install some form of conservatory lighting to enable you to make the most possible use of the space.
The lighting choice for your conservatory will be very much dependent on how you intend to use the room after dark. If it's an area to relax and read in like a second lounge, some mid-level wall lights may be the answer to provide a gentle amount of light.
Another subtle conservatory lighting option which uses the shapes and angles of a conservatory is LED strip tape lighting. These flexible strips subtly illuminate the conservatory beams, walls and anywhere else you want around the glass panes or even any artwork that you might choose to display.
A Wide Choice of Conservatory Lighting
Here are some of the most popular conservatory lighting solutions from Downlights Direct:
LED Downlights - Subject to the size and shape of your conservatory, a series of recessed downlights could provide a practical and clean looking solution. Recessed or surface downlights can provide you with adequate lux levels for functions like working or dining.
Pendant light - A hanging light fitting that is installed in the middle of the conservatory if height allows, emitting a warm glowing light from the central space. Available in modern or contemporary designs, a hanging pendant light can really compliment the look of any room.
Spotlights - Spotlights can be used to create a focused lighting effect in your conservatory. By contrast a directional variety could be used to highlight key features in the room such as a piece of art, an impressive plant or other ornamental feature.
Wall Lights - Wall lights at low levels can be installed on their own when a ceiling light is not practical, or alongside one to compliment the room and offer more subtle lighting to relax by and produce a warm, homely glow.
LED Tape Light - This versatile tape can be used anywhere and is ideal for conservatory roofs and beams and everywhere in between. Available in low, medium and high output luminosities, LED can provide a subtle background lighting effect, be the main source of light for your conservatory, or both by dimming it.
LED tape is a popular bright and energy-saving option that provides good, consistent light coverage, either for the entire room, or in dedicated areas.
Dimmable Lights - When installed with a compatible dimmer switch, dimmable light bulbs can be added to a wall light or pendant light. Giving you the added option to go from a full power bright light for everyday use to a gentle radiance depending on your needs and preferences.
There are a lot of possibilities to consider when it comes to choosing your perfect conservatory lighting. The decision should consider the room’s main functions, if you are playing board games you may want a brighter lighting effect, coupled with dimmable warmer tones for winding down to. Space may be limited with less ceiling area available to install recessed downlights. The size and shape of the room, as well as your own personal style and preferences.
Here at Downlights Direct we are passionate about lighting and are always on hand to help our customers with any queries they have about choosing the most practical lighting solutions for their conservatory. Browse our extensive range and order online today in just a few clicks.