How to Choose Conservatory Lighting

14th November 2014

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When night draws in, maintaining a comfortable living area becomes more important. You can use conservatory lighting to create a subtle balance between outside and inside light. Choosing the right lighting can enhance the atmosphere of your conservatory or orangery, whether you use it as an additional living area or as a space to entertain. You’ll be able to enjoy more in your home.

Much like any home improvement, finding the right one for you can often be the difference between a house and a home. Your nearest Approved Ultra Installer will work closely with you to ensure you get the perfect lighting choice for your conservatory, orangery or house extension. Here are some conservatory lighting choices to consider for your inspiration, ensuring you get your perfect fit.

Conservatory Lighting Options


Chandeliers are a real statement of style and can be a stunning centre piece. If you are throwing a dinner party, a chandelier will add an elegant touch to your conservatory. Perhaps not suitable for everyday use, chandeliers are best kept in reserve for those special occasions when you really want to wow your friends or family. They are sure to be a striking addition to your home aesthetic.


Pendant lights are suspended from the conservatory ceiling and are ideal for bright overhead lighting. Available in a wide range of styles, pendant lights are more for occasional use, although you can control brightness with a dimmer switch. This means you’ll be able to bring a warming sense of mood lighting to your living area in a practical and effective way across the board.


Recessed spotlights are ideal for conservatories. Create a great atmosphere with recessed and directional spotlights in the ceiling to pick out details in the conservatory, such as a potted plant or stone feature. Spotlighting mounted on a wire system is another good option and is easier and quicker to install than individual spotlight, allowing you to enjoy quality sooner than you thought.

Floor Lamps

If you have a terracotta or flagstone floor, floor lamps can create a wonderful warm and relaxed mood in a conservatory. Add a few comfortable chairs and you’re ready to unwind. A single floor lamp, modern or traditional in style, will be enough to achieve the desired effect – two floor lamps might be even better! Designing your conservatory lighting your way is half the fun!

Table and Wall Lighting

Well placed table and wall lights are another way of having just enough light in your conservatory. Wall lights are most effective when fixed at a medium height so as not to be too harsh and are great at showing off textural wall details, hangings or ornaments. Table lamps come in a wide range of styles and sizes and are also ideal for creating a warm and relaxed mood in your conservatory.

Picture and Outdoor Lights

Two more lights to consider include slim line picture lights, to gently illuminate a favourite painting or artwork on the wall of your conservatory, and outdoor lighting, which is perfect for picking out a garden detail, flowerbed, water feature, or stately tree. This contemporary lighting addition will prove to be a striking addition to any property, both new and old.

Our Conservatory Design: The Internal Pelmet

To offer effective light placement, our conservatory styles can be fitted with an intelligently designed internal pelmet. Not only does this allow the conservatory to achieve a ‘room-like’ feel, it also allows you greater versatility when choosing what lighting you are choosing. This pelmet allows you to enjoy a beautiful finish on your conservatory inferior without compromising on practicality.

This pelmet features a beautifully consistent plastered finish, which means the transition from your property into your conservatory is completely seamless. You won’t have to worry about your conservatory being a ‘tack-on’ feature in your home, offering a standard of quality that is sure to complement any property.

This feature will also improve the thermal insulation throughout your conservatory design, allowing you to enjoy higher degrees of comfort in the winter period. This, when combined with mood lighting will enable you to capture a beautifully cosy, warm and comfortable atmosphere even when the weather outside is unpleasant.

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