Lighting is critical to creating the required ambiance to your home and is one of the most important parts of the design process. It can transform a room at the flick of a switch from light and functional, to subtle and atmospheric; it can be invigorating or it can be calming. Small rooms can be made to feel larger, large rooms smaller. Through appropriate lighting ceilings can be made to appear higher or lower.
Baileybridge will work with you to design the lighting you need to create the right atmosphere in your home and we will specify the correct wiring and control infrastructure needed to operate the design.
Downlights are increasingly popular, especially in kitchens and bathrooms. If chosen carefully and installed in the correct numbers, downlights are capable of giving a gentle, even and shadow free light. It is also possible to save a great deal of energy if you install modern LED lighting and you never have to change a bulb again. These are provided as a single unit – most of which are guaranteed for 7 years – and when you do need to change the unit this is a piece of cake to do.
There are many different types of downlight:
Fixed: Within the fixed style of light there are still multiple choices, soft light, warm light and recessed – each providing individual ambient styles to suit your room.
Gimbal: A gimbal downlight (or directional light) can be tilted allowing adjustment of the spotlight beam. These can be an advantage if you want to direct the light slightly towards a painting or sculpture, breakfast bar, kitchen worktop or something similar.
Eyeball: An eyeball downlight is similar to a gimbal but can be adjusted through a greater range. It has a protruding eyeball containing the lamp. This eyeball can be adjusted as desired.
Wall Washer: These are mounted in the ceiling but they are very different in their application. These are used to shine light onto the walls as opposed to straight down.
There are choices in the way you control your lighting. There is the good old fashioned on / off switch and of course there are dimmer switches, but even a good quality dimmer switch will ‘hum’.
Baileybridge supplies a variety of products by Lutron which take the control of light and other electrics in your home to another level.
There are single room products that simply provide a more sophisticated dimmer switch (that does not hum) which as well as looking very nice, also reduces the energy you use.
Home-wide systems make it easy to dim the lights throughout your home to create ambiance and save energy with wireless controls. We can install discreet occupancy/vacancy sensors to ensure lights are turned off when rooms are unoccupied.
You can control light throughout your whole home using a hand-held remote, programmable wall-mounted keypad such as the one shown above or using a table top or off site control from your PC, tablet or Smartphone. The programmable key pads enable an amazing amount of control such as a setting for when you are away, or one for when you come home which will perhaps turn on all the key lighting in the home. You can have a ‘relax’ setting, ‘reading’ setting and ‘go to sleep’ setting – we program to your requirements and engrave the pad with your choice of tags, so the choice is entirely personal. You can even control your lights from your car; by pressing a button your home lights turn on as you enter the drive. Or, you can program the system to turn your external lights on based on the times you program or the atomic clock.
Integration & Home Automation
Lutron light control systems can combine with audio, video, security, and HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning).
Automatically adjust your window dressings with precise, near-silent control. Maintain views to the outside while reducing glare on computer and television screens. Command privacy at the touch of a button, protect valuable furnishings from harmful UV rays and create complete darkness by lowering blackout shades. With a large variety of window treatment styles, fabrics and technologies, any room can be personalised for elegance and comfort.