Many of you will be hitting the bar to celebrate entering year 2016 and it’s our job to supply the lights which make these bars look so great, in particular Collingwood Lighting lights. Collingwood are a favoured lighting brand for a whole host of hospitality venues including bars, nightclubs and hotels. There are a number of qualities to why people are attracted to using Collingwood Lighting – they boast strong and stylish fittings, the latest LED technology, a variety of beam colours and easy instalment.
In this blog we’ve compiled a number of lifestyle shots to demonstrate what can be achieved when you use Collingwood Lighting. If any of the bars and clubs you are going to on NYE look anything like these, then you’re sure to have the perfect setting to see in the new year. Bottoms up and cheers! (more…)
There was a time where security lighting offered little else but a bulky unattractive unit. Since then designers have clubbed together to focus on aesthetics as well as performance, resulting in a handsome batch of security lights that share the ability to complement the home. Security lighting poses great benefits, especially in the dark winter months. They can aid visibility outside, save energy compared to conventional lighting and act as a deterrent to would-be thieves.
Here at Direct Trade Supplies we stock some of the latest and greatest models to hit the security lighting market. Brands include the likes of Timeguard, Steinel, Saxby Lighting, ESP and BG Electrical, all of which are household names within domestic lighting and security. To give you a greater understanding about what we can offer, here’s a little run down of some of our most popular and state-of-the-art models.
ESP Nighthawk Security Lights
There’s nothing better than hurrying into a warm home when the weather is freezing, but don’t leave the outdoors behind, illuminating your space outside using winter garden lighting can create a beautiful scene on dark mornings and nights. Although your pretty summer flowers may have died it doesn’t mean that your entire garden has to suffer from neglection. There’s one way that you can still include the garden into your wintery life and that’s by dressing it up with some gorgeous glowing lights. (more…)
The fast paced nature of modern living along with the advancements of technology has made smart home controls a viable attraction. Smart home technology offers households as well as businesses a convenient solution to powering some of the most important electrical commodities inside of the property. Automated lighting and heating controls currently dominate the smart home sector, with other offshoots such as energy monitoring also making headway. When all combined the current smart home market provides an exciting glimpse into what the future may hold. (more…)
One of the best ways to add a dramatic focal point in a room is by using pendant lighting. Our Firstlight pendant lights consist of many styles catering for many tastes; some fixtures are pretty, delicate and the epitome of elegance, whereas others are larger, stronger and hang proud as domineering features.
Pendant lights are very much unique compared to other types of lighting, this is because unlike recessed downlights and other conventional fixtures pendants don’t need a constellation of fittings to provide a wealth of light, pendants can go it alone.
What’s more pendant lighting gives great opportunity for designers to flex their creative ideas. Pendants, also known as suspenders or drop lights, are all about showing off the light fixture rather than hiding it away in a wall or ceiling.
Pendants are mainly used for two aesthetic reasons, to either stand out as a show stopping feature or used to help tie in existing interior themes. Pendant lighting also provides practical benefits to the homeowner, these include increasing the size and height of a room as well as distributing light beams lower down, therefore creating brighter results than lighting installed high up in the ceiling. (more…)