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Save Money With Do-It-Yourself Lighting

This blog post was updated in December 2022.

You won't believe how much money you can save by letting your inner DIY guru take over when it comes to installing lighting in your home. Not only do DIY Batten fix lights save you money on the fixtures themselves, it also means you can purchase specially designed DIY lighting products from online lighting stores to extend your savings further.

Many of these products will come complete with clear and detailed instructions so even if you happen to be a complete novice in the art of home improvement, you'll be able to proudly install your lights without too much difficulty.

Perhaps one of the most rewarding aspects of DIY lighting lies in the fact that you'll have the freedom to create any design you like to get your home looking exactly how you want it.

In this article, we'll take a closer look at DIY lighting, including what it is, how to install it, and how to choose the right lights for your project.

What are DIY Batten Fix Lights?

batten fix light in blackBatten fix lights, also known as strip lights, are a type of light fixture that is easy to install yourself. They consist of a long, narrow strip of LED lights that are attached to a batten, or mounting board, which is then mounted to the ceiling or wall. Batten fix lights are versatile and can be used in a variety of settings, including kitchens, bedrooms, and home offices.

To help achieve the look that you want for your room, make sure that you have the correct mix of lighting sources. For example, you might want to consider mixing your DIY Batten Fix Lights with oyster lights or floor lamps to create the best lighting effects.

How to Install DIY Batten Fix Lights

Installing DIY batten fix lights is a relatively straightforward process that most people can do themselves, as long as they have a basic understanding of electrical wiring. Here are the steps to follow:

Turn off the power to the area where you will be installing the lights. This is an important safety measure that will prevent you from getting shocked or electrocuted.

Measure the length and width of the area where you will be installing the lights, and cut the batten to fit. Make sure to leave enough space at the ends for the electrical connections.

Attach the LED strip to the batten, using the adhesive backing or clips provided. Make sure the strip is securely attached and aligned with the batten.

Install the batten on the ceiling or wall using the mounting hardware provided. Make sure it is level and securely attached.

Connect the electrical wires to the batten, following the instructions provided with the lights. This typically involves attaching the live (brown), neutral (blue), and earth (green/yellow) wires to the corresponding terminals on the batten.

Turn the power back on and test the lights to make sure they are working properly.

What are Some Examples of Popular Lights?

The crystalline curvature of a Krystal Round light fitting makes the perfect centrepiece for any bedroom, while the Primrose chandelier design is ideal for adding a touch of class and luxury to your living room or hallway.

From popular three-light Fresco fittings adorned with antique brass to the stylish and contemporary feel of a single light Suzy Cube, you're sure to find everything you need when searching for online lighting fittings. The only limiting factor is your own creativity and imagination!

How to Choose the Right Light

When choosing DIY lights for your home, there are a few key factors to consider. Here are some tips to help you choose the right lights for your project:

Consider the size of the area where you will be installing the lights. Make sure the lights are the right size and will provide sufficient illumination for the space.

Also consider the other lighting fixtures in the space. You might have a desk lamp or a wall light contributing to the illumination. You would want to achieve a certain balance and symmetry rather than overwhelm the area. 

Think about the type of light you want. Batten fix lights are available in a range of styles, from sleek and modern to warm and cozy. Choose a style that fits with the overall design of your space.

Consider the colour temperature of the lights. LED lights are available in different colour temperatures, ranging from warm white (2700K) to cool white (6000K). Choose a colour temperature that will create the right atmosphere in your space.

Look for energy-efficient lights. LED lights are much more energy-efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs, so they will save you money on your electricity bills in the long run.

With such a wide range of DIY lighting products available, the amount of money you can expect to save on the cost of lighting fittings and installation and the complete freedom of expression in your home's design, there really has never been a better time to invest your time in DIY lighting.

Whether you're looking for contemporary or traditional designs, there is no shortage of amazing DIY online lighting fittings, so be sure to pay Discount Lighting a visit to get inspired and order some DIY lighting fixtures today!

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