Beut’s Lighting Guide

Here at beut we believe that lighting is just as important and impactful as an eye-catching wallpaper or other furnishings within your home. In fact, it is a piece of interior architecture that should be chosen wisely. Whether you want to light up your desk space or cast a warming glow over your living area, we have everything you need, informing and inspiring you to make that all important decision.

When choosing your perfect light, you need to consider whether you want to make a statement, if you need your light to be ambient or rather a light that will assist you while working. Importantly, think about where your light will be situated. Will it be indoors, in a high moisture interior such as the bathroom or even outdoors?

Statement Lighting

Lighting doesn’t only need to be functional. Creating a statement with lighting can be the most influential and memorable piece of your home or interior space to you and your guests. It can finish a room off exquisitely, whilst also acting as a structural piece of art.

We think that you can add statement lighting into any area of your home. Whether you want to create the ‘wow’ factor in a commercial or residential space, we offer many lighting designs that we believe will create a magnificent display in any interior space. Whether you choose an iconic pendant light, grande pendant system or rather a cluster of similar pendants, there is a design for everyone. Why not suspend a pendant system over your kitchen island or at the center of your hallway? Or, cluster a small selection of pendant lights to illuminate your staircase. Commercial areas benefit greatly from statement lighting. The grande, illuminating effect creates a warming and invigorating environment to welcome guests. Spaces such as bars and restaurants can suspend multiple pendant lights above the bar to enhance the main focal point of its interior space.

Discover some iconic lighting designs that we believe will create a stunning statement within your space.

Ambient Lighting

Every interior needs light! Not only does lighting serve a practical and functional need, it also is a great way to add style and personality into your home. Ambient lighting replaces the natural light when it is not present. Although generally only used within the darker hours, ambient lighting is the most common form of lighting that the majority of us choose to illuminate our homes with.

Often pendant lights, ambient lighting is the perfect way to light up the center of a living room, bedroom or dining room. Situate above a dining table for the ultimate focal piece. Furthermore, why not cluster a selection of pendant lights together for a show-stopping showpiece that can be a statement even when the light is switched off. The wide variety of ambient lighting that is available makes it the perfect choice for any style of interior space. Not only are pendant lights suitable for our residential homes, they are also widely used within commercial areas as well such as bars, restaurants, retail stores and offices. What’s more, chandeliers can also be an appropriate choice of ambient lighting.

Here are just a few of our designer lights that we think would provide you with the most stunning ambient light.

Task Lighting

Working and studying at home comes with the high demand for task lighting. Task lighting is great for when you need direct and focused light for a particular task such as working on a computer, writing or reading. Task lighting does not need to just be functional, it can be highly stylish as well. For example, a desk lamp or table lamp will assist you as you work at your desk in the evening or as you read before sleep at nighttime. What’s more, a variety of desk lamps have the ability to adjust the direction of their light so that you can freely choose the position you want to read or work in. Not only do they have the high functionality to move, most table lamps are dimmable which means you can set the light to your own atmospheric requirements.

Task lighting can also come in the form of a floor lamp or wall light where it can be positioned behind a sofa or armchair providing you with the perfect glow to enjoy a spot of reading.

Explore some of our favourite lighting designs that are perfect for when you want to study hard into the night.

Bathroom Lighting

Before you choose your ideal bathroom light, you must consider the safety of your decision first. When choosing your bathroom light, please make sure that it has an Ingress Protection (IP) rating of at least IP44. This will make sure your light is protected from water splashes.

Wall lights, flush ceiling lights and spot lights are a great choice for bathrooms as not only they look great, they also come compact with no hanging wires or outstanding edges to worry about. Just because a bathroom provides you with slightly less choice in lighting, you can still find a light to create a magnificent impact in your room. Explore our bathroom lighting collection to find your dream bathroom light.

Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting is just as important as interior lighting in our opinion. It can provide you with a serene and tranquil space outside to enjoy outdoor dinner parties and barbeques with friends and family. Nowadays, the designer lighting industry has offered us with many unique designs for our outdoor spaces including wall lamps, floor lamps, table lights and even the odd outdoor pendant light.

Likewise to bathroom lighting, outdoor lighting also needs to have an IP rating of at least IP44 to protect themselves from general water splashes and general wear and tear of the outdoors.

Please note that when installing outdoor lighting, all wiring must be protected and metalwork earthed.

Understand Ingress Protection Ratings

IP ratings are split into two parts. The first digit relates to the ingress of particles and ranges from 0 (no protection) to 6 (dust tight). The second digit represents the ingress of moisture and spans from 0 (no protection) to 8 (protection from complete submersion under pressure).

Making sure the IP rating is right for your space before you purchase any light, it is undeniably one of the most important factors to consider.

Choose A Bulb That’s Right For You And Your Space

Incandescent Bulbs

Commonly used, incandescent bulbs are crafted with a filament wire to cast a warming glow.

CFL Bulbs

Compact Fluorescent Lamps are also known as energy saving bulbs. Although they give off a similar glow to incandescent bulbs, they use up to 70% less energy, meaning you are saving money whilst doing your bit for the planet. What’s more, CFL bulbs are safer to handle as they produce less heat.

LED Bulbs

Not only are they extremely eco-friendly, they are also one of the longer-lasting bulbs that you can use. These bulbs can last up to a whopping twenty five years. LED bulbs use up to 90% les energy than incandescent bulbs, whilst emitting a soft warm glow into your interior space.

Halogen Bulb

Emitting a cooler, white light, halogen bulbs are crafted from high-grade glass to tolerate high temperatures, meaning that they can become too hot to handle. However, they are slightly more eco-friendly than an incandescent bulb as they use 20% less energy.

We hope our lighting guide has informed and inspired you to make your decision on the perfect lighting design for you and your space. Explore our whole designer lighting collection for more stunning designs from a wide variety of prestigious designers including Tom Dixon, GANT and Fritz Hansen.

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