Castlegate Lights

Pendant Lighting

Ceiling lights, like many of the other lighting styles, come in a whole range of finishes and designs. Because of its position, the ceiling light all too often gets forgotten. Our gaze generally exists much lower in any room (unless you’re particularly tall), so the space ‘up there’ becomes a secondary thought for many. This doesn’t mean you should gloss over pendant lights, as they can make a real impression in your home. Let’s take a look at what you can get just ‘hanging around’. Your home probably already has... Read More

Hallway Lighting

For all the different rooms we have in our homes, the hallway is often the most disregarded. We pass through it on our way in, on our way out and as we move around the house, usually without giving the room itself a second thought. Obviously, hallways come in different shapes and sizes and, for some people, they can prove to be difficult to light effectively. Choosing the right style, shade or illumination can make all the difference between a stark, cold hallway and a bright, welcoming space for your... Read More

Copper Lighting

When we talk about copper lighting, we’re not talking about blue flashing sirens, we’re talking about some incredibly sleek, elegant and modern lighting designs. The rise in popularity in copper lighting echoes the current trend for traditional materials that are being reclaimed and restyled for use in our homes. Copper, like brass, is a very warm, reflective material. It gives a metal, which has previously been shunned from our homes, a new lease of life, not least in a range of lighting that suits every type of decor. Copper lighting... Read More

Wall Lights

Wall lights have had a bad rap in recent years. Most people will consider them to be the sole preserve of stately homes or the 1970s, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Being able to supplement your room (or even garden) lighting with some beautiful, strategically placed wall lights gives you so many more options in how you light your favourite spaces. Like many of the lights we stock, wall lights come in a multitude of styles, finishes and designs. There is so much more to wall lighting... Read More

Searchlight Lighting

Lighting has many uses. We can use it to illuminate the darkness, we can use it to create a sense of warmth on the coldest of days and we can use it for our own security and peace of mind. We’ve come a long way from Thomas Edison’s first lightbulb which debuted in 1879. When most people hear the term ‘searchlight’, they might immediately think of 20th Century Fox’s iconic logo, or the quintessential lighthouse beam. When we hear it, we think about incredibly well-made lights from one of the... Read More

Rustic Lighting

Lighting, like fashion or food, comes in cyclical trends. The current ‘must have’ item one year. can easily be replaced the next. That’s not a bad thing. We all move with the ebb and flow of what we like and we decorate, and redecorate, our homes and ourselves to illustrate these changes over and over again. When it comes to interior design, terms like ‘shabby-chic’ and ‘rustic’ can mean different things to different people. Here at Castlegate Lights, rustic means a range of stylish, well-crafted and an incredibly popular range... Read More

Novelty / Children’s Lighting

Christmas might have just left us so you could be forgiven for thinking that Santa brought the children enough to keep them busy long into the new year. We like to think we know our customers (and kids in general) well enough to realise it’s a never-ending treadmill of giving and receiving. For a company that sells incredible children and novelty lights like us, we couldn’t be happier. For the most part, lighting throughout the rest of the home serves a singular purpose. It helps us light the darkness for... Read More

Homewares

With Christmas now a faded memory, Spring is often the season to start again fresh. The decorations come down, the festive clutter goes back in its boxes for another year and, up and down the country, homes are clearing the decks ready for the new year. There’s something very therapeutic about starting a new year with a clean slate. You may be looking at your decoration-free home and thinking you want to go one step further with your early spring clean. Perhaps some of your ornaments are showing their age.... Read More

WI-FI Lighting

Nothing says ‘Christmas’ like tinsel, mince pies and more lighting wires than you can shake a festive stick at. Putting up your Christmas lights can mean untangling a sea of cables and, even once you’ve done that, finding a place to put the controller often means it gets lost and you’re stuck with the same lighting patterns day in, day out. Now we’re deep into the 21st century, that just seems so old-fashioned. What you need is Wi-Fi enabled lights! The internet has given us many modern benefits to help... Read More

Konstsmide Lighting

Lighting is an important aspect of Christmas that often gets overlooked. When we think ‘Christmas’, we might think about the presents, the dinner or the tree, but all of those things are enhanced by lighting. Whether it comes from naked light through candles or the electric variety we’ve come to rely on. Either way, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without something to light up the darkness. For us, only one name really comes to mind when we think about Christmas lighting, and that’s Konstsmide. Konstsmide’s range of traditional, modern and even... Read More