Commercial Lighting, Decorative Lighting, Home Lighting, LED Lighting

Don’t leave me in the shade!

Don't leave me in the shade!

Lighting can be one of the most ignored and neglected features in your home or business. Something that we take for granted but is not only vital for us to carry out our daily tasks but also something that can affect the look and feel of the area we are trying to illuminate it of the shade. Lighting can be used to create a fabulous feature when used correctly.

A common bugbear of anyone that works in the lighting industry is to see a beautiful light fitting, paired with a drab unsightly lightbulb. Why spend money on a decorative fitting which is supposed to be eye catching without taking the time to select the perfect lightbulb to showcase it. It is like wearing a smart, slick suit with a pair of dirty old plimsolls or decorating a room to perfection and then leaving an old worn-out rug as the centrepiece of the room, the overall effect would be ruined, and your efforts would be in vain.

Don't leave me in the shade!

For fittings where the lightbulb is exposed, choosing a lightbulb that is aesthetically pleasing is particularly important and can really enhance the overall appearance. An LED Filament bulb is an ideal choice, with a range of colour temperatures, finishes and striking designs they can be as much of a feature as the fitting itself. Check out our range of Filament bulbs and find the perfect partner for your fixture. Another tip for exposed bulbs is to ensure that they are dusted, as well as the fitting itself.

Don't leave me in the shade!

For coloured lampshades, consider the colour temperature of the lightbulb. Gold, bronze, red and yellow can be accentuated by warmer tones, whereas green and blue may find a cooler colour temperature more complimentary. Gone are the days where a lightbulb only came in one colour, with LED you can choose the most suitable tone for the effect you desire.

If you do have attractive ornamental fittings which draw the eye to them, make sure your lightbulbs are all in working order. I often see impressive fittings with lamps out, this draws the eye to them for all the wrong reasons.

Don't leave me in the shade!

If you require any assistance to illuminate your area from the shade, please contact one of our helpful team who will be happy to assist you. Call 01869 362222 or email us at [email protected].


About Sonja Dean

Sonja is a lighting expert at The Lightbulb Company with a background in hospitality and a keen awareness of the important role lighting plays in our everyday lives. She has worn many hats with us over the years, developing an extensive knowledge of lighting and the lighting industry. She is passionate about working with customers, understanding their needs, and providing them with the best solutions.