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In this section you'll find 'How To' guides, covering all aspects of lighting, ideas to inspire your next project and all the latest news from Sherwood Lighting. If you would like us to cover a particular topic please give us a call or complete our contact form with your suggestion. 
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Enhance Your Home With Mid-Century Modern Lighting

The mid-century interior style looks like it’s not going away any time soon. The style is predominantly known to link back to the 50’s and 60’s and designers such as Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen.

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Buyers Guide - 6 Kitchen Lighting Ideas

The modern kitchen is at the heart of every home and is a multi-functional room that requires a selection of lighting solutions. As food trends encourage us to get more adventurous in the kitchen it’s more important than ever to design an easy to use space that is well lit.

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Lighting and its Use in Interior Design

When it comes to designing a room the colour of the walls, the furniture and its placement and the soft furnishing and accessories take priority. However, when your room is finished it’s the lighting, or lack of it, that can have the biggest impact on the space and whether the room works for the purposes it’s intended.

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New Lighting App available

Quality lighting has just got easier to find. The new Sherwood Lighting app makes searching for your perfect light quick and easy.

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Bathroom Lighting Zones & Regulations

One of the areas of the house we get asked the most questions about is the bathroom or wet room. Around the vast majority of your home you’re free to add which ever light fittings take your fancy. However in the bathroom things become a little more complex as there are specific regulations that govern what type of lights can and can’t be used.

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Garden Lighting Ideas

Let’s be honest if you live in Britain then the chance to make the most of your outdoor living space can be a bit limited. However, there is nothing quite like a little alfresco living and with the right furniture and lighting you can turn the outdoors into somewhere you’ll be keen to spend more time.

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Crystal Lighting – A Buyers Guide

Crystal lighting covers a fairly diverse range of products from large and ornate chandeliers to much smaller but equally beautiful table lamps. It is little wonder therefore that we get asked a lot of questions from our customers regarding this product area.

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LED Lighting – Your questions answered

LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) are still relatively new on the market and as Halogen lamps are gradually phased out we can expect to see LEDs used far more extensively across a wide range of lighting applications.

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Hallogen Bulbs Update

You may or may not be aware new legislation came into effect on 1st September 2016 which prohibits the importing of light fittings with halogen lamps included.

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Things you may not know about LED

An LED, which stands for Light Emitting Diode, is a semiconductor that converts electricity into light. They are different to incandescent lamps because a traditional light uses a filament that glows when electricity is applied, however LED’s create light using a cold process where power is applied to the silicon strip.

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What is a Pendant Light?

Sometimes called a drop or suspender, the pendant light is a lone light fixture which hangs from the ceiling and is usually suspended by a cord, chain or metal rod.

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Ways to light your bathroom

We love our bathrooms here at Sherwood Lighting. There’s really nothing quite like a long relaxing bath after a stressful day is there?

When it comes to bathroom lighting many people think – electricity and water! – better play it safe! And opt for safe, reliable spot lights. Unfortunately as safe and reliable as they are, spotlights really aren’t the most imaginative of bathroom lighting solutions, are they?

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Lighting for your home office

Have you recently, or are planning on, starting to work from home? If so, you will know how difficult it can be to remain focused, and to keep your mind on the job! Well, want to know the first step to a job well done? Being able to see the task at hand!

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What is low energy lighting and why should I use it?

Whether it’s because you want to be more energy conscious and lead a greener life style, or you just want to save yourself some money, low energy light fittings and bulbs are great.

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Embrace the comeback of Brass

The interior design industry is enjoying a huge revival of brass in home lighting! And with so many sleek, modern products being produced in this ancient metal, we wanted to share our favourites with you...

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Bedroom Lighting Ideas

At Sherwood Lighting we believe you’re never too old for a night light! Bedroom lighting may not seem like a big deal but we think differently - your bedroom isn't just a place for sleeping. We think that a bedroom should be ambient, comforting and tranquil, and one way to achieve this atmosphere is through your choice of bedroom lighting.

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Floor Lamp Options

Here at Sherwood Lighting we love floor lamps. Sleek, elegant and practical, floor lamps are (in our opinion) a living room essential. Lamps are the best way to tackle lighting requirements whilst adding a decorative aspect to a space. They come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colours, and themes, and at Sherwood lighting we have it all.

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Kitchen Lights for your Home

Here at Sherwood Lighting we provide our customers with all sorts of different kitchen lights, but which style suits you? Have a quick look at some of the different styles available here.

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Gifts in time for Christmas

December has finally arrived which means that time left to buy presents is swiftly disappearing. Buying a gift for a close loved one is sometimes very difficult, however if you know somebody who is house proud and like to make their home look as stunning as possible then a light is a good idea.

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Adding that Christmas Sparkle to your Living Room

It’s November which means that there really isn’t long to wait now until Christmas so if you want your home to look its very best for when the family and friends visit, here are some of our special crystal lights that can add the sparkle that your home is missing.

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The Nobel Prize in physics goes to the inventors of the low-energy LED light

The Nobel Prize in physics has gone to the inventors of the low-energy LED light for its practical use and the advantages that it has provided in terms of energy efficiency across the world.

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Outdoor lighting for domestic homes

Adding lighting to the outside of your home makes it look more attractive to visitors, potential buyers, and most importantly of all to you, the homeowner. Outdoor lights are welcoming, look attractive, and can also deter burglars.
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Kitchen lights as celebrity chefs

Designing a kitchen that suits you is imperative because you will probably spend more time there than you realize. At Sherwood Lighting we have a vast range of kitchen lights for you to choose from. In this tongue-in-cheek blog we have matched famous chefs with the lights that we think would be most appropriate for them.

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The Most Iconic Chandeliers in the World

Throughout history, chandeliers have been associated with glamour and status. They are symbolic of wealth and fine taste and for many represent something tangible to aspire to. This is a collection of the most famous chandeliers in the world.

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A Quick History of Lighting

There are all sorts of lights available today but where did artificial lighting itself actually start?

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Maximise Space In Your Bathroom

The bathroom is an important space in any home. It should look spacious, clear, and clean. However if you live in a flat or if you have an en suite then you might find that space in the bathroom is quite limited. There are a few things you can do to make it feel less claustrophobic and more organised.

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