If you’re planning to have a conservatory, orangery or house extension installed, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of choosing the style or design of your home improvement and not give lighting a second thought. However, lighting can prove to be an essential feature in capturing your perfect feel.
Conservatories are wonderful spaces, infused with natural light during the day and somewhere to relax and enjoy that feeling of outside living. They are also great spaces to use in the evening when the sun is sinking, at night when the moon is out, or when the night sky is ablaze with stars. But that doesn’t mean you have to sit in total darkness to enjoy the sunset or rising moon.
Installing the Right Kind of Lighting
By installing the right kind of lighting inside your conservatory you can create the perfect atmosphere to enjoy the changing light on the outside. Of course, lights will also allow you to use your conservatory or orangery in the evening, for entertaining, or for just relaxing with a book and a glass of your favourite tipple. Whatever you want to use your conservatory for, getting the right lighting is very important.
During the daytime, it is often their plentiful natural light that gives conservatories their unique charm. As the day progresses, the changing intensity and direction of the sun’s light means that the character of the conservatory is constantly changing in subtle ways and, whatever the season, you can enjoy these natural changes without sacrificing indoor comfort. However, after the sun has set, a careful choice of lighting can add warmth and drama to evenings in your conservatory.
A key practical consideration when lighting your conservatory – and what makes it different from lighting other spaces within your home – is the amount of glass. The size and number of windows in the typical conservatory mean that there are a lot of reflective surfaces. It is important to keep this in mind when deciding on the type and position of the lighting, so as not to create glare from lights catching the windows.
Many conservatories feature irregular ceilings and this can affect the choice of primary lighting. Many conservatory owners opt for wire lighting systems, which have the twin advantages of adapting to an irregular ceiling and having lights which can be re-positioned along the wire to suit the needs of the room and the tastes of its owner.
Another popular option is LED spotlighting, which, as well as offering a primary lighting solution, also provides a clever way of highlighting selected areas of your conservatory. As with any room in your home, there is a huge opportunity for creative expression in the lighting you choose for your conservatory.
You can create striking and beautiful effects by placing lamps so that they spotlight key areas of the space, such as potted plants or ornaments. Up-lighting is a popular method used to open up a space and create the impression that it is larger than it really is. It can be used to good effect in the conservatory.
However, if you are lucky enough to live somewhere where the light pollution is so low that you can enjoy a night-time view of the stars from your conservatory, you may wish to avoid too much up-lighting so as not to reduce your stargazing opportunities. Your nearest Approved Ultra Installer will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
A Choice of High Quality Lighting
At Ultraframe, we’re delighted to offer a wide range of high quality conservatory lighting across our conservatory range, you’ll be able to browse through a wide selection to find your perfect lighting solution. Ideally, you want to balance your lighting by having some spotlights in the conservatory roof ridge, a main overhead light for occasional use, as well as some table lamps and a few wall lamps.
Our collection of conservatory lights includes a wide range of stylish main lights, including pendants, waterfalls and clusters, as well as individual spotlights, searchlights, and a great choice of wall lights. Lighting your conservatory doesn’t have to be an afterthought anymore, and you can easily find lights to match the style of your conservatory all in one place, with an Approved Ultra Installer on hand to help.
When it comes to lighting a conservatory, less can often mean more and a few well placed lights can transform your conservatory from an airy space by day, into a warm and subtle room at night. Dimmer switches are also a great way of instantly balancing light levels inside with the light outside. Finally, when planning where to put light switches, it’s a good idea to remember to have one inside the main house as well.
Find Your Nearest Approved Ultra Installer
Our lighting options allow you to enjoy the best of function and form across our conservatory range, illuminating a wide array of home improvement options. These lights combine with our leading designs to offer you a living area that remains comfortable and useable throughout the year.
Find your nearest Approved Ultra Installer to benefit from a network of installers that have been tried and tested. We want you to enjoy the highest standards of professionalism, reliability, efficiency and promptness, which is why we only approve the very best. Don’t settle for less for your home improvements, today.