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  • How Our West Midlands Lighting Specialists Can Transform Your Home

    As the nights start to grow longer and darker, now is the ideal time to rejuvenate your home and garden with some stylish new lighting. Your lighting plays a huge part in creating an inviting and appealing atmosphere. Our West Midlands lighting specialists offer a vast range of lighting to suit the unique function of every part of the home; from the living room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom to the outside and garden.

    As well as illuminating your home during the darker months of the year, lighting fulfils many more functions. As each room in your house has a different role to play in your life, this must be taken into account when choosing lighting. For example, very precise lighting such as spotlights are ideal for the kitchen so you can see clearly when performing daily tasks such as cooking and cleaning, whilst also highlighting key features such as work surfaces, fixtures and fittings. For a hallway or lounge, a more ambient lighting is more appropriate to promote a relaxing area.

    When selecting new lighting, it is important to remember that finding the right balance between functionality and your own unique personality. The extensive array of lighting fixtures we offer mean that there is something to suit all individual tastes and styles, whether traditional, contemporary or something a little different. Lighting can be the key to creating the right atmosphere in a room. For example, in a living room, the right lighting helps to give a sense of a warm and inviting interior, so that you, and guests can feel comfortable.

    One of the advantages of consulting our lighting specialists is that if you are unsure of the style of lighting that would best suit your functional and personal needs, our lighting experts can help you make the right choice with practical and helpful advice without deterring you with a pushy sales pitch. We can help you find what you need to create the right interior for your home, helping you to utilise the natural light in each room and stamp it with your own style.

  • Make a Statement With Our Range Of Dar Lighting

    We have recently expanded the range of lighting we offer to include innovative and creative items from lighting supplier där. This lighting collection offers a modern twist on the old favourites, with items such as antique chrome pendant ceiling lighting and stylish and unusual floor lamps amongst the popular favourites.

    As well as light fittings we also offer a number of coloured lamp shades in this collection to help you co-ordinate your interiors. Shades are available for both ceiling lights and lamps in a range of colours including green, red, orange and blue and if you are not sure about whether they will fit you only have to ask.

    där designs cover a broad spectrum from traditional chandeliers and large statement-piece fittings that would look fantastic in high-ceilinged period homes to a full range of portable table and floor lamps, ideal for the modern apartment and here at GBS we stock an impressive range of their most sought after products.

    So what is so great about där lighting, well in their own words:

    “World-wide sourcing and our own in-house design team ensures that we bring together the very latest techniques and design ideas from across the globe to ensure that our product offering continues to push the boundaries in this quickly evolving fashion-forward industry.”

    Whether you are looking to brighten up your living room or smarten up your personal space in bedrooms and studies, this lighting collection offers something for all types of interiors. To find out more please check out our dar lighting range.

  • LED Vs Standard Light Bulbs

    We’ve all heard the old joke about how many people it takes to change a light bulb and whilst the variations of these witticisms are amusing, what is less amusing is being faced with having to frequently replace a bulb in your ceiling or wall lighting. That is the dilemma encountered by many when using standard light bulbs, which is why we are promoting our LED light bulbs as they last a lot longer than normal bulbs.

    A standard incandescent light bulb will deliver around 1200 hours of light, whereas an LED bulb could give you up to 50,000 hours – lasting over 41 times as long!

    Eventually, LED bulbs will probably become the standard and the only reason they are not already is down to the fact they have a narrower and more focussed light beam. However advances in technology mean that LED bulbs are getting better and better and with prices now much more reasonable than when these items first came on the market, they are a very viable solution for the customer.

    LED bulbs are now being designed for even more applications, meaning that their use is becoming more widespread. We stock a wide range of LED light bulbs, including dimmable bulbs, spotlights and globe bulbs, which can help you save money on running costs without the bother of frequent replacement.

    Please click here to view our full range

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