Lighting Articles And Advice

How to Size a Pendant or Chandelier

Posted by Benjamin

One of the biggest parts of choosing lighting is making sure you have the right size fitting for the space. Whether you are planning a pendant for a dining room table, living room or kitchen island this comprehensive article will make the whole process easy.
So grab a tape measure and click here for all the details

How much light is a lumen

5 great points to help you find the right LED lighting

Posted by Benjamin

We find many customers that are confused about selecting the right lumens and the lights for their home, here is a handy guide with easy to read charts to help you select the right LED lights and LED light bulbs for your home
Click here to get all the information to make the right choice

Top Ceiling Fans for 2020

Posted by Benjamin

Selecting a fan can be confusing stuff, here are our tops pick from our range of fans for the most common areas of you home.
Click here to see our curated selection

ceiling fans

Posted by Benjamin

In recent years ceiling fans have evolved to compliment everyone's taste in design with a wide variety of colours, blade styles and finishes. The ceiling fan is no longer relegated to being an ugly but functional part of your home decor and can now be a feature in itself.
Click here to select the perfect ceiling fan for your home

What are Bathroom Wet Zones?

Posted by Benjamin

Bathroom Wet Zones are 3 special areas in your bathroom where any electrical fitting needs to be more water resistant, lets take a look at these zones and some other important things to look at with your Bathroom Lighting...

new designs - Hinkley

Posted by Benjamin

In our third in the series of articles covering off the new selections from our American suppliers we take a peek at the new Retro and Industrial designs Hinkley Lighting has to offer
Click here to jump in see Hinkley's new ranges...

new designs - Kichler

Posted by Benjamin

Kichler Organique Bedroom

In our second week of covering the many new designs from our American lighting suppliers. we present the new years designs for Kichler Lighting.
Click here to jump in and find what our second supplier Kichler has to offer...

switch LED Lighting

Posted by Nial

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When clients want the best in quality and options in our range of downlights you cant go past the range from New Zealand’s leading manufacturer of LED downlights, Switch Lighting. With recent additions to their range its well worth reading on to keep up to date with this high quality suppliers range...

new designs - hubbardton forge

Posted by Benjamin

Hubbardton Forge Corona Pendant

To complete our articles on this years new releases from our USA suppliers this week we go over some of the gorgeous new hand-forged ranges from Hubbardton Forge.

It is very worth your time clicking the read article link below to see what amazing products these new-age blacksmiths have come up with for 2014...

new designs - feiss

Posted by Benjamin

Feiss Urban Renewal Collection

The new year brings the Dallas Lighting Fair and many new designs from our American lighting suppliers. We will be presenting their new ranges over the next few weeks.
Click here to jump in and find what our first supplier Feiss has to offer...

led upgrade kit sets

Posted by Benjamin

More and more we are getting asked what the best products are to upgrade existing halogen downlights to LED, you can get great energy saving and the convenience of not needing to change your lamps any more. Click here to jump in and find out more...

New led lighting products

Posted by Benjamin

We have some exciting new products this month to add to our LED range. All these products are surface they compliment the new trend away from recessed lighting and LED technology is very energy efficient, instant on and has an insanely long life.

Click the read now button to learn more about these great eco-friendly options.

New Recessed Downlight Standard

Posted by Benjamin

May 10th brings a wealth of changes to the wiring rules in particular for the new standards of recessed downlights AS/NZS 60598.2.2

There are 5 new classifications that override the current classifications. The good news is this only improves the safety of the products we have available as the standards take into account insulation AND the light fixtures.

If you want recessed downlights in your home the is an absolute must read with helpful tips to ensure your installation is safe and hassle free.

Hardy Island - Landscape Lighting

Posted by Benjamin

We are very pleased to bring a very exciting new range of Landscape lights from our American supplier, Hinkley Lighting this month. This very hard wearing range is designed to withstand the harshest environments and still look great! Click the link below to read more…

a change in thinking...

Posted by Benjamin

A conversation we often have instore is what sort of ceiling lights a customer should use to light a room. There are misconceptions that recessed lighting is cheaper to install, cheaper to run and more modern, in this article we talk about some of the install and ongoing costing misconceptions, click the link below to read more…

lighting makeover - as seen on tv!

Posted by Benjamin

This Thursday the Wattyl Interior Design Show aired on the Living Channel. Interior Designer Hamish Dodd along with Alex Breingan from the Radio Live Design and Build Show gave one lucky (and very deserving) family a makeover of their living room, and I must say it certainly was in dire need of extra TLC.

Feeling inspired this evening, here is some helpful hints on the design process that led to picking the lights we used for the show.

Click the link below for the full article...

Hunza - garden design

Posted by Benjamin

To continue our October celebration of Hunza, here is a description of lighting design options to inspire and help you with your exterior lighting project.

We have matched Hunza fittings to the design application to make selecting your fitting easy, simply click on the photos of the fittings to see more colour, sizing and pricing options.

Click the link below for the full article...

Hunza - pure new zealand light

Posted by Benjamin

October is here and we begin the garden lighting season at The Lighting Centre. To kick this month off with a bang we are giving you a month of Hunza! Read on to hear more about why we love using New Zealand made Hunza garden lights so much, and then head along to our online store for 20% off Hunza Lighting this month.

Click the link below for the full article...

Bedroom Lighting design

Posted by Benjamin

A recent episode of the Design and Build show on radio live about bedrooms got me thinking about how you go about lighting one of the overlooked areas of your home. Read on for some inspiration on lighting your own sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of life...