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19/05/2020
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Transforming Your Interior Design With Chic Elstead Lighting

Arrow Electrical offers high-end lighting brands from around the world. One of our flagship brands is Elstead, who bring their own unique style to every design, from traditional fixtures to striking contemporary pieces. Founded in 1967 in the English village from which the brand takes its name, Elstead went on to become one of the UK’s leading lighting manufacturers. To this day, they continue to produce the highest quality handcrafted fixtures from their new, larger premises in Alton. In this article, we introduce some of our favourite pieces from Elstead’s... Read More

19/05/2020

How does light affect your sleep routine?

H Light has a significant effect on your sleep pattern. Light pouring through your window early in the morning sends a natural signal to the brain that it’s time to wake up, be alert, and start the day. Conversely, exposure to bright light at night can stimulate the same sensations, presenting a barrier to a good night’s sleep. Therefore, light plays an integral role in easing your body in and out of refreshing rest. The importance of darkness Just as light is essential to wakefulness, darkness is important to sleep.... Read More

19/05/2020

5 Luxurious Lighting Fixture Finishes To Utilise In Your Home

Whether your interior design concept is modern or traditional, lighting will play a key role. Often, lighting fixtures will be the focal point of a room; the eye is naturally drawn up towards light, so choosing the right fixture is essential. There’s a whole host of finishes and options, whether you’re looking for a glamourous centrepiece or a subtle, contemporary accent. Here, explore these 5 luxurious lighting fixture finishes and make the ubiquitous Ikea paper lamp shade a thing of the past. 1. Copper lighting Brushed copper lighting is a... Read More

19/05/2020

How To Update Any Type Of Bar Area With Stylish Bar Lighting

If you run a bar or restaurant, or if indeed you have your own bar area at home, lighting is essential for setting the mood. Good lighting design can transform a space, making your bar seem lively, fun, inviting, cosy or chic, depending on your vision. Whatever the brand of your establishment or your personal taste, lighting should play an integral role in the interior design. Here, we suggest 5 ways to update your bar area with contemporary lighting. 1. Accentuate focal points with track lights Track lights are fixtures... Read More

19/05/2020

Creating stylish focal points with statement lighting

Creating stylish focal points in your home is all about drawing the eye to exciting pieces whilst still achieving harmony through placement, colour, reflection and textures. One of the easiest ways to create designer spaces in your home is by introducing statement lighting in each room. Creating gentle visual links through the clever use of lamps, chandeliers, shades and mirror lights will give each room eye-catching form for every occasion. So how do you know which type of lights to choose for each different room? Whether you’re looking for drama... Read More

19/03/2020
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Why Should Your Property Install Exterior Security Lights?

Installing exterior security lights for your home or business is one of the wisest decisions you can make. Here are just some of the many benefits external security lights can bring. Deter burglars The fact is, burglars don’t like to be seen when committing their crimes, so security lights are the enemy as far as intruders are concerned. Installing security lights gives you peace of mind that you’re preventing a break-in to your property, whether the building is vacant or not. In particular, motion sensor floodlights are especially useful for... Read More

19/03/2020
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What is the perfect home lighting for reading?

When you have got your head buried in a good book, or you’re sketching, writing, or even doing a fun crossword, it’s easy to disregard the time of day steadily drifting by. Without you noticing, the light in your room gradually diminishes, leading to your eyes straining as you pore over the small text. Lights for reading may pan out to be a sound investment. Why should you get reading lights? A reading light trains the light into your line of vision, furnishing you with a brilliant ambience to read... Read More

19/03/2020

Bedside table lights vs pendant lights

When it comes to designing the perfect bedroom, lighting is key to making sure that the ambience in your room is balanced. From sleek and modern to oak-furnished and traditional, the mood is never quite right until you get the lighting down to a tee. Bedroom lighting is particularly important as you don’t always want to light up the whole room, and you need the convenience of being able to switch the lights off when you’re in bed. So how do you choose the right lighting? What’s going to look... Read More

19/03/2020
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LED strip lights for your kitchen cabinets

At Arrow Electricals, we offer a huge range of LED strip lights for both indoor and outdoor use, and we want to help you find the product that best fits your needs! How you can make the most of LED strip lighting Using LED strip lighting in your kitchen offers a host of benefits. By installing lighting under your kitchen cabinets, you can ensure that your work areas are sufficiently lit when you are completing tasks like food prep. LED lights are a perfect choice for this job since the... Read More

19/03/2020
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The Best Lights to Use In Loft Conversions

Lights for a low ceiling A loft conversion is an ideal extra space in your home that could work as an additional bedroom, a study space or even another bathroom. Great lighting will make all the difference to the aesthetics of the new space, whether it’s used to brighten up any darker corners or highlight unique angles. Not sure where to start with your lighting? Read on. Unless your property has an unusually high pitched roof, it’s likely to be just above standard head height. In this scenario, select lights... Read More