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5 Key Steps When Creating a Lighting Plan

5 Key Steps When Creating a Lighting Plan

The right lighting has the ability to transform an atmosphere, enhance wellbeing and influence behaviours. That is why it is worthwhile investing in the creation of a carefully crafted lighting plan.  There are several factors influencing our lighting plans, but we...

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How Lighting Improves the Quality of Your Sleep

How Lighting Improves the Quality of Your Sleep

Good quality sleep is not just a period of rest, it is a fundamental human necessity which influences both our mental and physical wellbeing. Achieving regular, higher-quality sleep unlocks numerous benefits, such as reduced stress, increased energy and improved...

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Elevate Your Space with Lighting Controls

Elevate Your Space with Lighting Controls

Lighting is a transformative element, shaping the ambience and functionality of a space. However, the true magic lies in the ability to control and manipulate that lighting to suit your different needs and moods. Lighting control is the technology and systems used to...

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3 Key Things to Consider with Kitchen Lighting

3 Key Things to Consider with Kitchen Lighting

Kitchen lighting is crucial within your home.  The reason is because the kitchen is, typically, the heart of the home. It's your very own Michelin starred restaurant if you're so inclined, or even just where you keep the microwave. Most guests entering your home will...

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The 5 Objectives of Lighting Designers

The 5 Objectives of Lighting Designers

Lighting Design Creates and Improves Functionality: The most important thing about a lighting design is that it is functional. Our lighting design team spend a lot of time with our customers to learn how they use their spaces so we can light them correctly. Things...

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Our Cotswolds Lighting Showroom

Our Cotswolds Lighting Showroom

Why not come and visit our Cotswolds Lighting Showroom?  Lightmaster Direct is based in the village of Blackwell, right on the edge of the Cotswolds.  From here we are able to take on work in Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Devon and Oxfordshire. We also do a lot of...

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What is Lighting Control?

What is Lighting Control?

What is Lighting Control?  Well, with the move from halogen lighting to LED, there is a much larger focus on how to control natural and artificial light. Our technical team here at Lightmaster are trained to specify and program the correct control system for any job...

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How Lighting Affects Your Mood and Wellbeing

How Lighting Affects Your Mood and Wellbeing

Until now it's not been well known how lighting affects your mood and well-being. Dimmed lights can create a relaxed atmosphere while bright sunlight is supposed to brighten our mood.  Sometimes we can go for days, if not weeks in the UK without seeing any sunshine...

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7 Tips for Great Bathroom Lighting

7 Tips for Great Bathroom Lighting

Bathroom lighting is a beautiful thing when done right. It all depends on your specific requirements. For example, do you want to make a feature of your bath using uplights behind it? Or are you after a simple lighting scheme that can be dimmed to create a relaxing...

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Lighting Specialist Guide To Colour Temperature

Lighting Specialist Guide To Colour Temperature

In this article we focus on what a lighting specialist guide to colour temperature would be and what this means for when you’re lighting your home or workplace, the chances are that you never paid too much attention to colour temperature, yet as lighting specialists...

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Lighting Design Advice

Lighting Design Advice

We hope that we can offer some lighting design advice for those that wish to have a go themselves at home.  Here at Lightmaster we love to share our lighting know-how and lighting design advice. We do this through open days, seminars and client meetings. We like...

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Lighting Trends: Light and Build Frankfurt

Lighting Trends: Light and Build Frankfurt

Lighting trends and the lighting industry continues to evolve at speed.  At the start of October, our Technical and Design team visited the Light+Building exhibition in Frankfurt for a few days. While there they had the opportunity to see all of the latest design and...

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Lighting Dimming Protocols

Lighting Dimming Protocols

Lighting dimming protocols can be difficult to understand and follow. There’s so many different ways, each of which are suited to different lamp types. This is why it is important to understand the different ways to dim an LED to ensure that a smooth and consistent...

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Lightmaster Product – IP Ratings Explained

Lightmaster Product – IP Ratings Explained

IP rating stands for ‘Ingress Protection' and is always followed by two numbers. The first of these two numbers refers to the level of protection from foreign bodies entering the fitting. The second of the two numbers is the protection against water ingress, the...

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Our Commitment to the Environment

Our Commitment to the Environment

At Lightmaster Lighting it is our aim to develop our business sustainably, ensuring we meet the needs of our customers, employees, and environment, now and in the future. Small and considerate steps can reach further and pave the way for future generations. At...

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The House with Two Names

The House with Two Names

The Old Dairy or the Old Farmhouse? Renovating This Former Workshop Wasn't a Simple Project Written by Victoria Jenkins Photos by Lisa Lodwig Back in the 1880s, a small red brick building was built as a dairy for an old farmhouse in Stratford-on-Avon.  “At least we...

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The Exterior Wanotoobee Range from Lightmaster

The Exterior Wanotoobee Range from Lightmaster

In this article we discuss the Wanotoobee Range from Lightmaster.  When designing your home, it is all too easy to overlook the outdoor lighting scheme. As well as increasing the feeling of safety and security, exterior lighting can enhance the attractiveness,...

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The Faltu Range from Lightmaster

The Faltu Range from Lightmaster

Lightmaster is a lighting specialist with a holistic approach. We cover everything from lighting creation to maintenance, including product design, lighting design, lighting controls and after-design lighting support services. We have used LEDs in our design for over...

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Your Top 5 Questions About Lighting Designers Answered

Your Top 5 Questions About Lighting Designers Answered

Perhaps you’ve never heard the term “lighting designers” before. Or maybe you have, but aren’t sure what they are or what they do. If you have questions on the subject, we’re ready to answer them here. Below, you’ll find the top five questions that our team are...

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Why a Lighting Specialist Makes All the Difference

Why a Lighting Specialist Makes All the Difference

A lighting specialist can make all the difference to your home and property.  Are you building a brand-new home from scratch? Perhaps you’re renovating your existing property and need to give it a complete overhaul? Far too often, lighting and lighting design is not...

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Replace Halogen Lighting with LED Alternatives

Replace Halogen Lighting with LED Alternatives

The time has come to replace halogen lighting. Although it may be perceived that the considerable lower wattage of an LED may mean that it will not be as bright as a halogen bulb, this is not the case. Most of the power consumed by a halogen bulb is released as heat,...

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Is Lighting Design Important?

Is Lighting Design Important?

Is lighting design important when decorating a home or giving a property a makeover?   The simple answer is yes.  Lighting design is something that should never be overlooked. Many people fail to realise the importance of professional lighting design and often ask why...

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What is Lighting Design? All You Need to Know

What is Lighting Design? All You Need to Know

Lighting design is the key feature of any home, commercial premise or historical building that can change its atmosphere and appearance dramatically. With intelligent planning and the right choice of light for every room or space in the property, it becomes possible...

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A Guide to Lighting Control

A Guide to Lighting Control

This article will provide you a quick guide to lighting control.  These days, there has been a shift away from halogen lighting towards LEDs, and that means there’s a greater focus on ways of controlling both artificial and natural light. Unfortunately LED dimming is...

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A Guide To Lighting Design

A Guide To Lighting Design

In this guide to lighting design we will show you some of the pitfalls that happen often when a lighting specialist isn't used on the project.  There isn’t much that the Lightmaster team doesn’t know about lighting design, and we love to share that knowledge and guide...

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The Control of Natural and Artificial Light

The Control of Natural and Artificial Light

The control of natural and articificial light requires a multi-disciplinary and holistic in approach.  At Lightmaster, we are specialists in the control of natural and artificial light and are able to create different moods and ambience based on our vast experience...

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Lighting Design Team on Working from Home

Lighting Design Team on Working from Home

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to ongoing disruption among businesses everywhere. Up and down the country, companies have been adapting to working from home. This is no different for our lighting design team.  Employees have had to make changes to their lifestyles as...

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Professional LED Specialists

Professional LED Specialists

Professional LED specialists, Lightmaster Direct is a consultative lighting design and supply company for residential, historical and commercial projects. We are experts in both natural and artificial light, with specific expertise in LED. We’re split into two...

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Modular Lighting Instruments

Modular Lighting Instruments

Modular lighting instruments is architectural lighting with an attitude (find out more). Modular is one of Lightmaster’s most innovative partners. We first visited their headquarters in Belgium at the end of 2017 to see their showroom and get a better understanding of...

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Why Lighting Design Can Make Or Break Your Home

Why Lighting Design Can Make Or Break Your Home

At Lightmaster, clients often wonder why lighting design is so dificult and think why can’t my architect or electrician just do it? Well, they can if you want. However, eight out of ten* electricians will design most rooms with a grid of downlights or with one central...

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Why Church Lighting Consultants Are Important

Why Church Lighting Consultants Are Important

Lightmaster church lighting consultants, have had many amazing opportunities to work on some incredibly diverse projects. One of the areas we’ve really enjoyed is our work with church lighting. The different types of lighting required give us a real challenge when it...

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What is Lumen?  Lumen and Lux Explained

What is Lumen? Lumen and Lux Explained

What is Lumen? The official definition is: “a unit of luminous flux in the International System of Units, that is equal to the amount of light given out through a solid angle by a source of one candela intensity radiating equally in all directions.” But even we...

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Lightmaster Product Names Explained

Lightmaster Product Names Explained

We get a lot of questions about our Lightmaster product names and how we come up with them so in this article 'Lightmaster Product Names Explained', we do just that!  The names themselves can be quite tricky to say but the meaning behind them is very simple! The...

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How do you turn on your Christmas lights?

How do you turn on your Christmas lights?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And this comes with reams and reams of twinkling Christmas lighting that somehow have to be turned on when it gets dark (somewhere around 3.30pm if you’re in the Cotswolds!). The first thing to say here is, to make sure your...

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IP Ratings Explained

IP Ratings Explained

IP ratings explained in plain english.  IP rating stands for ‘Ingress Protection’ and is always followed by two numbers. The first of these two numbers refer to the level of protection from foreign bodies entering the fitting. The second of the two numbers is the...

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LED Control Kit

LED Control Kit

The LED control kit supplied to our LED lighting design projects is not installed my our lighting control gurus here at Lightmaster.  They are trained engineers, not electricians.  Howeever, they can look at a project and discuss what kind of control options the...

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Exterior Lighting Tips for Your Garden

Exterior Lighting Tips for Your Garden

Exterior lighting is often forgotten but then what would be the point of a conservatory or big windows if all you can see at night is darkness? Light beyond the window to bring the outside in. This is especially important in the winter months- your garden shouldn't...

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Lighting Consultants

Lighting Consultants

When you make an initial enquiry to Lightmaster lighting consultants, the first person you'll meet is one of our sales consultants. It’s their job to take a look at your project, assess your requirements and briefly discuss your budget before helping you decide what...

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Christmas Lighting

Christmas Lighting

Christmas lighting is something which can make or break Christmas.  This is the one area of lighting where LED has been superior for years. No more  searching though miles of cable for the one bulb that's broken and no more flickery dimming on the tree!  LED...

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