Habitat is known for affordable, contemporary lighting and each season we bring out unique, of-the-moment designs to sit alongside the classics in our range. Our reputation for practical, statement lighting was built from decades of customers who always find what they’re looking for at a happy-making price point. Have a read through our ceiling lights buying guide to find out how lighting can make a statement all on its own.
What are the different types of ceiling lights?
Available in all shapes, sizes, materials and finishes, pendant lights create a strong focal point and are perfect for placing in any room of your home, whether that be in small spaces or in larger rooms with high ceilings. Pendant lights can tailor to your space and most of our pendants are height adjustable.
Opt for a vibrant painted colour to brighten up your room, or stick to glass, rattan, metal, copper, brass or silver for a contemporary look.
Clusters and chandeliers
Cluster lights and chandeliers are an updated take on the classic design. An easy statement piece, they’re the obvious choice when you’d like to make an impression. What’s more, they’re just as at home in a maximalist interior as they are in a low-key, neutral scheme.
Our cluster lighting can be used with dimmable switches to create ambient lighting and can be hung at different heights for a unique look and feel. Habitat also have many multi-arm pendants that take on the traditional, classic chandelier design and look great in a dining room, living room or hallway. All you need to do is pair with decorative bulbs to create a statement finish.
Flush lights sit closer to the ceiling and are perfect for lower ceilings as they don’t need adjusting. They offer a minimalist finish and are great for areas where space is limited. Available in multiple finishes and materials, our flush lights truly open-up your space.
What are the different types of shades?
Often referred to as 'easy fit' or 'easy to fit', these styles are sold as 'shade only' and, with no requirement for an electrician, they can simply be fitted onto the existing pendant fitting. Being quick-fixes, they are a great option for rented spaces. If you're looking for a complete look, we'd like to point you in the direction of our Pendel electrical cable fitting (we do recommend you use a qualified electrician to ensure it's wired in safely).
All our ceiling shades come with optional reducer rings, so they can be used with an Edison screw or bayonet fitting. So, one shade really does fit all.
We've managed to turn almost every material into a shade so there's sure to be something to suit your space. Glass, wood and paper shades cast a beautiful glow; brushed metals and wirework give a nod to the contemporary, modern design.
Also think about the way you arrange your ceiling shades. They look striking hanging alone but grouped together over a breakfast bar or dining table allows them to have maximum visual impact.
How to choose a ceiling light
Choosing a ceiling light is key to getting the right look for your space. While contemporary ceiling lights make a bold style statement, which is great for dining areas and kitchens, pendant ceiling lights can create a wonderful lighting display, especially when hung at different heights.
There are many options when it comes to choosing the best ceiling light for your space and you want to make sure it creates a calming atmosphere as well as appropriate task lighting when needed. Bright spot lights or domed metal pendants are perfect for placing in rooms where you need a lot of light for focused tasks. In your dining room, living room or bedroom you want to buy a ceiling light that is dimmable to create a calming ambience. If it’s a statement look you want to achieve, opt for cluster lighting in a hallway to add drama to your space, as well as light.
Once you’ve decided which fixture works best, choose a finish that works with the whole room and stands the test of time. Finally, make sure you’ve got light bulbs!
Feel free to pop in-store or tweet @HabitatHelp if you have any queries before you buy.
Lights, by their very nature, are fragile and should be treated with care. Don’t forget to turn them off at the fuse box and completely detach any shades before cleaning. All our lights should be wiped clean with a dry cloth, but it’s probably best to refer to each individual light for more specific instructions.
For specific cleaning instructions, please refer to individual product pages.SHOP CEILING LIGHTS