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Choosing the Perfect Lighting for your Home

By Lights&Co. Team
on August 09, 2015

Lightings would typically be the second thing that comes to mind after getting your home and settling all the renovation stuff. Lights set the ambience, aesthetics and help you to perform tasks. Hanging lights, ceiling lights, recessed lights, track lights, what do you choose? 

1.: Determine the theme and end result you want to achieve.

You should have a clear idea of the mood you want to set in every space of your home. For example if you want to showcase a modern living room with ample light, get a lighting fixture that fits the size and look. Explore having multiple light sources like recessed lightings if you have a high ceiling, this would also help you to perform a variety of activities and functions better. 

STEYDA Molecular Pendant Light
Photo: STEYDA Molecular Pendant Light

 KYRUS Spidey Hanging Light
Photo: KYRUS Spidey Hanging Light

 

2.: Use multiple light fixtures or focussed lightings for functionality and activity

Do not be afraid of using a few of the same light fixtures to better illuminate your space. It would be odder if you use different light fixtures together. Say if you do spend a lot of time in your kitchen, consider multiple light sources or focused lightings. In the past, many homes simply affix a ceiling light in the centre of the kitchen deeming it sufficient. However when you turn your back to work at the kitchen counter, the light gets blocked and the poor lighting can affect your eyesight and activity. Take a look at how the couple of kitchens stand out with their choice of lightings. 

Multiple Light Fixtures
Photo: Use of multiple light fixtures to illuminate the kitchen

Track lights provide focussed lightings
Photo: Track lights provide focussed lightings and a modern look

 

3.: Provide night lighting along walkways

This is essential if you have young kids or elderly people living with you. Consider using dim night lights or fixtures attached to dimmer switches. It will help children and senior folks to navigate around the house especially when visiting the washroom or getting some water from the kitchen. Leaving a dim night light on in your children's room give them a sense of security and comfort as well.

 

4.: Use recessed lightings for high ceilings and modern decor. 

Downlights are used to create a "flushed" look when fixed into the ceiling. With 3 different light colours to choose from, they set the mood in your space. You can also opt for dimmer switches to be attached or get those that can change different light colours with the touch of a remote control. These fixtures are affordable, subtle, modern and never seem to go out of style. 

Recessed lightings
Photo: Recessed lightings are modern looking and provide functionality

 

5.: Research your lights carefully

Lastly, do research your lights and the light up area carefully. This is especially important if you plan to use a chandelier for your dining or living area. Consider the height of the ceiling and the space the chandelier might take up. A chandelier could look oversized and inappropriate in a small space or it might not fit into the overall decor of your home. Minimalist lightings can be easily fit in most decors and reduces the possibility of getting it wrong. 

REXAM Hanging Glass Lamp
Photo: REXAM Hanging Glass Lamp

Ceiling Chandelier
Photo: Ceiling Chandelier

 


Lighting Promotion

By Lights&Co. Team
on July 29, 2015

Lights&Co. is currently offering 15% off all purchases of our LED downlights with no minimum order required. Complement your home with modern and quality bath faucets and get 10% off!

To wrap up this awesome deal, there is a 1 year limited warranty on these products. Get them while stocks last and get free delivery when you purchase $200 or more!

 


CLERMONT Caged Pendant Light

By Lights&Co. Team
on July 24, 2015

We are excited to add something new to our online lighting shop. The CLERMONT Pendant Light is a jet back industrial looking light that warrants immediate attention. It is suitable for any space in your home, be it your living room, bedroom or even the kitchen. Having them in clusters of 4 or 5 will add a rich industrial look or they can simply be used as a nice contrast in a modern or minimalist theme home.

Expected availability for this lighting is 24 August 2015. Check out our products page regularly for the latest additions. 

CLERMONT Caged Pendant Light

 


Basic Lighting Parameters

By Lights&Co. Team
on July 18, 2015

Now that you decided on your light fixtures, another important consideration is of course the light source, depending if you like your house to be daylight bright or if you prefer to set a warmer tone. Let's take a look at some of the basic considerations. 

1. Wattage - This is the power that the bulb or light source is going to consume (it does not translate directly to brightness unlike the incandescent bulbs). With newer light bulbs (ie: LED) designed to use less energy, wattage is no longer a reliable way to gauge a light bulb's brightness. Lumen measures brightness. A standard 60-watt incandescent bulb, for example, produces about 800 lumens of light.

2. Lumen or Luminous Flux - Lumen (as denoted by LM) is the measure of the amount of light emitted from the light source visible to the human eye. The higher the lumen rating, the brighter the light source is.

3. Colour Temperature - Colour Temperature is measured in KELVINS, It denotes what colour is your light. Colour temperatures over 5,000K are called cool colours (day white), while lower colour temperatures (2,700–3,000 K) are called warm colours (yellowish white / warm white). A light source with cooler colours is generally brighter than a warmer light source. 

4. Colour Rendering Index - A colour rendering index (CRI) is a quantitative measure of the ability of a light source to reveal the colours of various objects faithfully in comparison with an ideal or natural light source. Light sources with a higher CRI are critical when viewing photography and art pieces.

 


DIY: Can I install a mixer faucet when I have only cold water input?

By Lights&Co. Team
on July 07, 2015

The answer to that is yes you can. A lot of people tend to get hot and cold water mixer faucets because there will be a wider range of designs to choose from and the designs are usually better than the single output faucet. 

So when fixing your mixer faucet to just a single input, you would need to get a Y joint to complete the connections. As illustrated in the photo below, simply connect the input source of the water to the Y joint (as indicated by the blue arrow) and connect the pipes from the two outputs of the joint to your faucet (as indicated by the green arrows). Now you will get a constant flow of water no matter which direction you turn on your faucet from. 

bath, kitchen faucet or tap installation

 


Lighting Feature: Durham Pendant Lights

By Lights&Co. Team
on July 06, 2015

Lighting Singapore | Durham Pendant Lights

We love how multiple Durham Pendant Lights were used to blend an industrial feel in the woody cottage dining area.

Shop for these lights at www.lightsandco.com and like our Facebook page  to receive regular lighting ideas!

 


Positive feedback on lightings and installation on 1 July 2015!

By Lights&Co. Team
on July 02, 2015

"Got this 3pcs set today. A great accommodative seller with great customer service. Very satisfied with the items.. Ah lun the electrian/installer was recommended to me by seller and he did a great job too.. Thumbs up to both. Im a happy customer today." - Installation of 3 Terranium Pendant Lights with Allure Edison LED Bulbs for Customer @ Jurong West on 1 July 2015.

 


Where can I find the best lighting shop in Singapore ?

By Lights&Co. Team
on June 19, 2015

Balestier Lighting Shop

Lightings are the most essential in a home as without them, you won't get to see anything at all. But that's not all, lightings set the ambience, mood and theme in your living space as well. In Singapore, the most common go to places for lights are often stretches along Balestier, Jalan Besar or Geylang. However more often than not, you find yourself perspiring while trying to cover as many lighting shops as possible to find creative and innovative lighting inspirations. All the shops sell similar lightings although some carry a wider range of designs. But the question is how do you know you got the best deal for yourself? The answer is you won't get to know it unless you have been to all the shops to compare the prices. 

Pushy sales persons

Chances are when you enter a lighting shop, you might end up buying a way overpriced item. Competition is strife in these areas as most sales persons get a commission for selling you a product. They tend to give you a "good" discount on their heavily marked up prices and you do feel compelled to get something afterwards.

Shop around 

Yup we know there are so many lighting shops to choose from so how do you narrow down your selection? The answer is to do your homework online, research and sieve out those shops that have the most complaints. Some shops give commissions to the interior designers and contractors and such costs are passed on to the consumers. Of course the IDs and contractors are the ones who are ultimately responsible for the outcome of your place hence there is a lingering obligation to go along with their suggestions. 

Warranty

Most lights come with no warranty or limited warranty. Make sure you check with the shops before you commit to the purchase. You usually get 6 months warranty on LED track lights and down lights. 

Price

If you walk into a lighting shop, you will find prices attached to their products but do take note that the prices stated are before you enquire further or ask for discounts. Hence if you do not bargain hard, be prepared to pay a high price for your lights. If possible, narrow down your selections early so you can compare the prices easily. Right here at Lights&Co., we not only offer transparent pricing but also the best value on our products. As we operate online, there are no hefty rental costs or sales commissions to pay, hence the savings are passed on directly to you. Notwithstanding that, most of our products are backed with warranty to assure you that you are getting a quality product from us. Shop our entire range of collections at www.lightsandco.com/collections/all-lightings-collection 

 


Positive review on our lightings!

By Lights&Co. Team
on June 16, 2015

"Thank you so much for the lovely experience! You were very patient and helpful with my many questions. I bought 5 lights and they were excellent! Delivery was super prompt too! Thank you so much!" - Customer @ Hillview on 16 June 2015

 


Essential Lighting Tips - Home Foyer Area

By Lights&Co. Team
on June 10, 2015

The foyer area is usually the first space you see when you enter. As the saying goes, the first impression counts. Brighten up the space with a light that draws people in, you could go fancy with a chandelier or keep things simple with a well-design pendant light. Additionally, remember to keep it within the theme of your entire space (ie: scandinavian, industrial or minimalist) to avoid giving the whole place a confused look.

If you have pictures or a collection, we recommend you to install track lights to showcase them else our beautiful pendant lightings can be the centrepiece and equally own that space. 

Speak to us for more ideas, simply email the team at support@lightsandco.com or shop our lighting collection at www.lightsandco.com/collections/all-lightings-collection  


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