Whether you want to make your kitchen brighter or illuminate your new garden, installing indoor or outdoor lighting should be a project left to the professionals.
Installing new lighting can be a challenging and potentially dangerous task, so here we’ll explore what’s involved, so you can know what to expect to help your project goes a smoothly as possible.
The first consideration for your new lighting is whether you opt for conventional or LED lighting.
LED lighting has become increasingly popular in recent years as it can offer a much longer lamp life yet lower running costs. LED lighting can also produce some stunning lighting options and schemes.
LED can be used for a variety of applications from the simple and subtle to larger lighting installations. You can also enjoy colour changing effects that look stunning indoors or in your garden.
You will also need to consider where you would like your new lighting to be installed. While our recommended electricians can assist you on optimum placement, it is worth thinking about where you would benefit from more light.
For example, in a kitchen, you may find that you struggle to see your work surfaces when you’re relying solely on a central ceiling light. In this scenario, your kitchen is likely to benefit from installing multiple LED spotlights or even under cabinet lighting. This will allow you to illuminate your work surfaces more clearly to make meal prep easier.
In other areas of your home, you may prefer to have the option of more flexible lighting that allows it to be brighter when you need it, but more subdued at other times.
For example, in a lounge, you may like it nice and bright when you’re reading, but prefer to have lower light if you’re relaxing or watching television.
Since lamps are not always possible, as they tie up power sockets and require cables to be run into the room, you may prefer to have adjustable lighting installed with a dimmer switch or two separate switches to have less or more lighting as required.
The outside of your home can be just as important as indoors when you consider lighting.
With so few bright, clear evenings, without lighting, you may not be able to enjoy your garden for most of the year. However, installing lighting can allow you to sit out even after dark.
There is a wealth of options from general outdoor lighting to architectural lighting. So, you’ll need to think about the ambiance you would like to create.
Do you want powerful lighting that illuminates your patio, or would you prefer more subtle lighting that highlights certain areas of your garden?
Once you have an idea of how you would like to light your garden, all of our recommended electricians can advise you of the most appropriate lighting options.
It is also worth thinking about whether you would benefit from other electrical installations in your garden. While the electrician is planning the work, it may be possible to include additional power points, shed lighting or even pond pumps to enhance the functionality and appearance of your garden.
If you’re in the process of renovating your home or garden and need more lighting installed ask for any electrician to come round and advise you before going ahead. All our recommended electricians offer this service free-of-charge.
If you’d like to speak to them, you can find our recommended electrician in your area here.
Efficient, friendly service.Would reccomend to anyone wanting Phil and his NextLevel Install company.
Jordan & Luke came to resolve a fault with our downstairs sockets that left us without power. Both were very knowledgeable, polite & efficient. Had my power back on within 30 mins. Would recommend & use again.
We feel really pleased to have found David - a really reliable electrician, able to find his way through electrical problems. He gives one great confidence!
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David and his staff were friendly, efficient and on point with my Ring installation. Fair pricing as well. I would highly recommend his services.
Chris arrived at the agreed time. He quickly took in the situation and traced the fault in our rambling wiring. I was delighted by his manner, approach, and efficiency. The cost was reasonable and he tidied up afterwards! I think we were very lucky to have found such an unpretentious genuine professional electrician.
Lovely chap, would use Daniel again if needed but no plans to move plugs myself anytime soon!
Asa quoted to take over some unfinished electrical work on a major house rebuild. His quotation was clear and covered all our requirements. He arrived on time with a colleague and was very good at problem solving and trying out different things to get to the bottom of issues. At times, this was quite tricky as he hadn't been involved in the initial electrical work. He even returned at 7pm on a Friday to check out why some lights were tripping. Very friendly and expertise combined. Stuck to his quotation and we will now be using him for all our future electrical requirements as well as recommending him to others.
I found Martin a very pleasant and friendly young man. Thanks
Good customer service and reliable. Great and neat electrical work done in my garage. Good price. I will highly recommend David Farrar and his team. Thanks , Kwame.
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Okay first review so lets make this thorough: Leon had come over today to assess my flat and run an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) I as a consumer was really happy with: - His ability to quickly identify and flag some minor issues which needed adjusting. - His level of transparency and communication as he ran me through any changes that would occur (power cycling, what task he was moving onto as he progressed through his EICR) - Willingness to see a job through, he had gone to collect some parts to complete the task and had gone the extra mile to get it all resolved quickly. Brilliant level of customer service and overall great expertise in his role. Would highly recommend.
Very honest and efficient!
Turned up at the time we agreed and sorted the fault. Very professional. Thank you.
Very good service when I had a emergency. Gave very good advice. Would use again.
Fantastic service. Immediate response and arrived within the time given. Excellent knowledge and quickly found the fault.
Excellent service, very professional and I can strongly recommend this company. The standard of work carried out was exceptional.
Fantastic help and to the point both on the phone and in person. Arrived in the time we were given and explained the problem and solution simply but without being patronising. 10/10 for Paul the gent who came out to us.
Wow! responded immediately, electrician was here in no time, he explained the faults and fixed them right away, can actually say, "he saved our lives " as one switch was very very old and was heating up, potentially causing a fire. so big a thank you for making us safe, excellent service, excellent work carried out, would definitely recommend. THANK YOU
I was looking for a company to do an electrical survey of a property I am buying. I have nothing but praise for Paul and the work he has done. His estimation was clear. He was timely. He was very thorough in his survey of the property highlighting a number of things which need addressing which there is no way would have been identified otherwise. There are lots of companies out there on comparison sites but I would thoroughly recommend Paul from Electricians On Call.
I would recommended this company. Paul came to fit my new oven that needed to have a safety socket and new wires put behind it to make safe , spot on for time very quick and he knew his stuff and very polite, even got a free pen which was a nice touch ! many thanks for all your help
Very professional, engineer arrived at time stated. Problem fixed in less than half an hour, therefore charged half hour rate, would have paid hourly rate with most other emergency call outs. Many thanks, would not hesitate to recommend!