Castlegate Lights

Low Energy Lighting

We’ve all become much more environmentally friendly in recent years. We separate our cans, we flatten our cardboard and we squeeze the air out of our plastic bottles, all to help the planet. Our green credentials need not stop there. We can take the battle to help save the world into our homes through low energy, high quality lighting, both inside and out. Energy efficient lighting has come a long way since the humble candle. These days, technology has given us some fantastically stylish ways that we can illuminate our... Read More

Elstead Lighting

Of all the lighting we sell, there are few manufacturers that embody the sheer range of styles, finishes and designs that Elstead Lighting does. Elstead are a British company that have been going since the 17th century. They specialise in the manufacture and distribution of lighting all over the world, but they’re based right here in the UK. They offer almost every type of light, from wall to table, pendant to outdoor, in almost every possible style, from the most traditional to the cutting edge. We are delighted to have... Read More

Coastal Lighting

We’re blessed here in the north-east never to be too far from the glorious coastline that our region has to offer. From the glorious sandy beaches to the photogenic cliffs, our coast forms an integral part of who we are. You might be asking what that has got to do with lighting, well let us explain. If you’re lucky enough to be able to see the sea from your window, then you’ll probably already have taken the ethos of coastal lighting to your heart. The need for non-corrosive, weather resistant... Read More

Brass Lighting

Most people, when they think about brass lighting, think about homes from the 1970s or ‘80s. Back in those days, brass was very popular. It looked like gold, and gave homes a certain style that was all the rage back then. The thing is, the brass lighting that went out of style wasn’t actually brass, it was brass-plated. Solid brass stood the test of time and still looks great even today. Solid brass never actually fell out of fashion, in fact, brass lighting is now one of 2017 hottest trends.... Read More

Stainless Steel

Of all the different types of lighting we sell, of all the different finishes and materials they’re made from, stainless steel has always been one of the most popular. It’s a material that occurs all around our home, from cutlery to tools, and it’s no coincidence that we have taken it to our hearts in the way we have. Stainless steel was discovered by metallurgist Harry Brearley in 1913 whilst experimenting with different types of steel for making weapons. He noticed that steel, which included 13% chromium, had not corroded... Read More

Recessed Lighting

Many of the lights we are proud to sell here at Castlegate Lights are specifically designed to allow you to show off your own unique style with bold, modern statements. The myriad of designs, the wealth of finishes and the sheer variety of styles all help you to illustrate your personality around your home. That said, there is an aspect of our lights that don’t do this. They hide out of view, but can play their part in illuminating any room in your house. We’re talking about recessed lighting. If... Read More

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