Moonlight Design

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

08/08/2018

Screw cap or Bayonet? The Different Light Bulb Bases Explained

Buying the right light bulbs can be tricky enough just when trying to get your head around watts and lumens, but there is one other key element you need to be aware of: the many types of light bulb bases and caps. Light bulb bases (also known as caps) are the part that connects the bulb to the light fitting, and they come in several shapes and sizes that can often be confusing to begin with. The type of bulb you need to choose will depend on the types of... Read More

patio lighting ideas lanterns 06/08/2018

Patio Perfect: 5 Garden Patio Lighting Ideas For Summer

It’s that wonderful time of year where the days are hot and the evenings balmy – in other words, patio season is here. The long, light summer evenings and warm weather make relaxing out on the patio or decking a highly enjoyable treat, and the right lighting helps set the mood and keep the evening alive when the sun eventually slips below the horizon. Not sure where to start or which lights to choose? We’ve got five great garden patio lighting ideas to help you achieve the perfect level of lighting... Read More

29/06/2018

Can I get Dimmable LED Lights? – A Simple Guide to Dimmable LED Bulbs

Having total control over the level of lighting in certain rooms is ideal for creating different moods and atmospheres, and dimmable light bulbs have long been the best way to achieve this level of control at home. When LED bulbs were first introduced, many people were put off buying them due to not being able to dim them, but dimmable LEDs are now widely available and have become more and more efficient. Here we will guide you through the key things you need to know about dimmable LED lights and... Read More

09/05/2018

Lumens vs Watts: What’s The Difference?

What are lumens? What happened to just using watts? If you’re asking these questions, you’re not alone. Many of us will have spent most of our adult lives buying traditional incandescent bulbs, which means we’ll be used to choosing them based on their watts rating. In recent years, however, light bulb packaging has begun to reference lumens ratings rather than watts, which is unsurprisingly causing a great deal of confusion. But there is method in the madness. Let us explain. What are Watts? Ever since the light bulb was invented... Read More