Moonlight Design

10/01/2019

Which Light Bulb Should I Buy? The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Light Bulbs

Choosing the right light bulb is easy when you know what you’re looking for. If you’re not sure which light bulb is right for your lamp or light fitting, use our light bulb buying guide here to guide you. To choose the right light bulb you will need to know: Which type of light bulb cap or base your light fitting needs Which shape of light bulb you need Which type of lighting technology you need (e.g. LED) What level of light bulb brightness you need Whether you need a... Read More

tiffany lamp history 28/12/2018

Tiffany Lamps: Where Did it all Begin?

  Everyone knows a Tiffany lamp when they see one. Even those that don’t carry the Tiffany name are immediately identified and exclusively referred to as ‘Tiffany’. It seems odd, when you think about it, that such a traditionally ‘old fashioned’ style using stained glass and lead could be so consistently popular in our world of contemporary, sleek interior design, and yet it is. Tiffany lamps are treasured and collected in museums and living rooms alike, filling our rooms with dazzling, dancing coloured light. But where did it all begin?... Read More

2019 lighting trends 07/12/2018

2019 Interior Lighting Trends: What’s in the Spotlight?

2018 was the year of cylindrical pendants, futuristic domes and paper lanterns. It was also the year we waved goodbye to halogen bulbs and discovered that LED lighting really is the future. But what’s next? What does 2019 hold in store for new lighting trends? As you might expect, we’ve always got our finger on the pulse of lighting design trends. With this in mind, we’ve picked out the top three best 2019 lighting trends that you’re going to see a great deal of as we head further into the... Read More

16/11/2018

5 Great Ways to Use Colour Changing Lights in Your Home and Garden

Colour changing lights are great for adding an element of stylish fun to your home and garden. They work perfectly to set the mood and can be used in a wide variety of ways to change things up, especially if your interior or exterior is need of a bright new look. At Moonlight Design, we have showcased some of the best ways for you to implement colour changing lights throughout your home and garden, so you can see for yourself just how illuminating these fantastic products can be. Read on... Read More

05/11/2018

Can I use Voice Control with my Light Symphony Lighting Controls?

The short answer is: Yes you can. Light Symphony has long been blazing the trail for innovative remote control lighting technology, and voice control is already being built into its systems as we type. The energy and time-saving benefits of remote control lighting has already made it increasingly popular with homeowners and businesses alike, and the introduction of voice control is making everything a whole lot easier.   Installing remote control lighting allows you a greater (and more convenient) level of control over your interior and exterior lighting. This, in... Read More

how to hang christmas lights 31/10/2018

How to Hang Outdoor Christmas Lights: The Festive Lighting Guide

Are you ready to hang your Christmas lights? Love it or hate it, this annual festive adorning of our homes is much easier if you’re prepared, particularly when it comes to your outdoor lights. Fairy lights and tree lights are a doddle when you’re inside, but the moment we take things outside it becomes a little more complicated, for obvious reasons. In this guide we’ll talk you through how to hang outdoor Christmas lights, with all the basic ‘need to knows’ covered. This way, you’ll know what to expect once... Read More

24/10/2018

What Are Bathroom Lighting Zones? A Guide to Bathroom Lighting Regulations

Did you know that the location and type of lighting in your bathroom is dictated by bathroom lighting zones? Lighting a bathroom is different to lighting any other room in your house due to the high levels of moisture and steam present. These unique conditions mean that any lighting installed in your bathroom has to be appropriately water resistant to ensure both your safety and the longevity and performance of the lighting itself. If this is all new to you, don’t worry. We have put together a simple guide to... Read More

bedroom lighting ideas 22/10/2018

Bedroom Lighting Ideas for the Ultimate Relaxation Space

What’s your bedroom lighting like? Not really thought too much about it? The bedroom is often overlooked as important space to light properly; it’s mainly for sleeping after all. But when you really think about it, most of us use our bedrooms for other tasks such as reading, getting ready for work or an evening out, doing the housework or simply relaxing. All of these tasks require lighting of varying degrees and types, so we’ve put together a guide of bedroom lighting ideas to help you create the perfect combination... Read More

fitting security lights 06/09/2018

Thinking of Fitting a Security Light? 3 Important Factors to Consider

Shadowy garden? Dark passageways? Fitting a security light outside your home is a quick and easy route to peace of mind for when the darker evenings draw in. As a relatively affordable and straightforward piece of equipment to install, a motion sensor security light helps alleviate fears around home security and makes navigating dark outdoor spaces much safer when returning home late. How Motion Sensor Security Lights Work Motion sensor lights work like little electronic eyes, keeping watch over your property. The PIR (Passive Infrared) sensor detects infrared waves, which... Read More

halogen bulb phase out 03/09/2018

Did You Know Halogen Bulbs Are Being Phased Out in 2018?

September 2018 marks the end of the road for halogen bulbs. The gradual phase out of halogen lamps has long been on the cards, and as of the end of September they will officially be banned across the EU along with traditional incandescent bulbs. But, why? It’s all about energy saving. The halogen bulb phase out is a necessary measure for saving energy and, therefore, reducing the harmful carbon emissions that have been damaging our planet for decades. All bulbs deemed to be inefficient, including halogen, CFLs and traditional incandescents,... Read More