Spotlights are one of the most versatile lighting options. Some spot fittings have multiple heads that can be adjusted to suit the room and your individual taste. This means with careful adjustment they can be used to bring out the best and hide the worst. They are also a great choice if you want to highlight specific features such as art work, furnishings or fireplaces. It's a good idea to angle them away from mirrors to avoid reflecting the light around the room, unless you know how to do this well. For an in-depth look at how to get the most out of spotlights click here.
The key to getting the best out of spots is to know how to position them:
Follow these simple rules and you won't go far wrong:
1. What is the room's function?
Clearly, if it is a kitchen you will want to position the lights in relation to the work surfaces and eating area.
2. How is the room used?
Ask yourself where do you generally sit or stand when relaxing or talking to others? Will you need a light above the chair you sit in to read?
3. What are the room's strong points?
You can also use spots to focus attention on the positive or interesting areas of a room. With that in mind, conversely you can also understate any undesirable corners.
Spots are a fantastic and fun way to light a room exactly the way you want it. They are a strong, powerful and focused source of lighting so make sure you get the positioning just right. They are the perfect way for you to show off your style and illustrate your interior design skills.
Spots are a very functionally versatile option, great for lighting difficult areas of the house such as the hallway, staircase or landing. For safety you can use them to distribute light evenly down the stairs.
If you look down the left-hand side of this page you can see many different ways of filtering our spotlight range be it by room, finish, style and much more.