With U.K winter crime covering everything from property damage to stock thefts, we believe lighting can play a huge role in both deterring and accosting criminals. Both domestic and commercial lighting solutions can provide effective, budget-friendly lighting that ideally complements an alarm system or CCTV devices.
• Although CCTV is increasingly popular in the U.K, most households rely on security lighting and alarm systems to protect their property. Security energy efficient lighting is designed to provide the most effective illumination at the lowest power expense. Placing wall lights in vulnerable spots can deter criminals from attempting a break-in or theft. • Install LED garden lights to provide guidance and a low glow that can illuminate any intruders. • Motion activated security lighting is an effective weapon against crime. Be sure to position the lights in spots where they are both effective and don’t impair neighbouring properties.
• Energy efficient lighting can provide a low glow around heavily used or vulnerable spots. As with domestic lighting, a glow around a heavily used door or courtyard can be reassuring to both you and any clients arriving in the dark. • Bright motion activated flood lighting is very off-putting to criminals, especially when a clear CCTV system is also visible. • In rural areas it’s important to create the appearance of someone being home. Rural estates and farms are incredibly vulnerable to crime when no-one is in residence. Install timers that turn both external and internal lights on and off to give the appearance of someone being on the site.
Seasonal lighting solutions don’t necessarily come in the form of fairy lights and flashing Santas. There are plenty of great trade lighting tips and tricks to make your lighting systems relevant throughout the entire year.
Interesting recessed wall lights like the SKYE 12x40W G9 CHROME can offer incredible mood setting and style dexterity in the trade lighting retail environment. The creative pendant swirl design works fantastically as a standalone lighting concept or as part of a wider festive decor scheme (e.g. Christmas, Diwali or New Year) LED strip lights are another seasonal tool that can be utilised throughout the year. We carry LED lamps and Micro Flex in various colours and effects for use as top adaptable lighting solutions. With a few careful considerations – investment, energy efficiency etc – choosing trade lighting solutions that can be applied throughout the year could have an exceptionally beneficial effect on your lighting needs and commercial environment.
Making the most of an external lighting system in the seasonal trade environment could be as simple as changing the bulb colour to fit with the relevant season. For example, ice blue outdoor wall lights or spots can present a gloriously magic winter wonderland setting. We carry numerous products that can be adapted in terms of bulb colour, so take a look through our extensive online collection to find the ideal solutions for your lighting environment. Seasonal lighting can, when carefully planned, see your business right throughout the year.
Today’s blog entry is about how clever lighting and sensible domestic or commercial lighting can thriftily create an astonishing effect in your space. For example, harsh overhead lighting can be a rather unfriendly in what should be a cosy family living room. Or dull lighting in a clothing store can put off customers by not thoroughly illuminating prospective purchases. Taking steps to install the RIGHT lighting concept for your environment is essential.
For many of our clients, clever lighting needs to fit to a budget. We live in times of economic uncertainty, so making sure our lighting solutions are effective, well-explained and budget-friendly is a big part of what we do.
Track lighting systems can be a real frugal friend in both domestic and commercial environments. They are, of course, very useful in large open plan shop layouts where displays, products etc. frequently alter (lots of high street clothing stores and department stores in particular employ track lighting systems) Track lighting can allow incredible dexterity when it comes to directional lighting, highlight lighting, wall lighting etc.
In terms of clients looking for a more subtle lighting solution, adjustable recessed downlights – the MARIT – 12v AR111 75w in brushed aluminium, for example – can provide the same excellent interior lighting freedom. We stock numerous adjustable recessed lighting products suitable for both the commercial and domestic lighting environments.
Making the best decisions about lighting can be tough for a layman, particularly when budget and long-term investment are on the table. For more information and advice, head over to our online “Help” area.