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Clifton College Bristol

Clifton College Bristol

The main dining hall at Bristol’s Clifton College is Lightmaster’s latest completed project. We were initially approached by Nichols Brown Webber Architects, who we had been involved with a few years ago while working on the retail space at Blenheim Palace- they felt...

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...

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...

Bedroom Lighting Top Tips

Bedroom Lighting Top Tips

Bedroom lighing is very important in lighting design.  It’s the first thing you see in the morning and the last thing you see at night. Soft, warm lights are perfect just before you go to sleep.  There's nothing worse than blue over-stimulating lights when you’re...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Fire Rated Down Lights: What They Are and Whether You Need Them

Fire Rated Down Lights: What They Are and Whether You Need Them

In any building, a ceiling helps slow the spread of fire. The ceiling will have a fire rating depending on how well it slows the spread of fire. If you install a recessed down light into a ceiling, chances are you are reducing that fire rating. The hole you cut for...

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...

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, make sure your...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...