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The right lighting can literally transform a room into a magical setting

Christmas lights are no longer just for the festive season! Decorative lighting is now being used in a myriad of ways to enhance the style and look of our home interiors and exteriors. Illuminations are used to beautiful effect to create visual impact and ambience in our surroundings and to fashion that stunning Instagram-worthy perfect picture, not just for Christmas but all year round.

As of May 2019, there were over 22 million Instagram users in the UK* and the social networking craze to capture and share every moment of our modern lives shows no sign of abating as the quest for that picture-perfect moment continues.

Christmas lighting has come a very long way from the hazardous candlelit trees of old and since the first appearance of an electric Christmas tree back in 1882. Edward H Johnson, the vice president of Edison's Electric Light Company, decorated his tree with 80 specially made bulbs that he displayed in the window of his Fifth Avenue home in Manhattan, New York.

At the time, WA Croffut, a veteran writer for the Detroit Post and Tribune wrote, “At the rear of the beautiful parlors, was a large Christmas tree presenting a most picturesque and uncanny aspect. It was brilliantly lighted with...eighty lights in all encased in these dainty glass eggs, and about equally divided between white, red and blue.... One can hardly imagine anything prettier.”**

Joyti Gohil, chief Christmas elf at high street retailer, Robert Dyas says, “Festive lighting has evolved, and we are no longer confined to a tangled string of fairy lights wrapped around the Christmas tree. The right lighting can literally transform a room into a magical setting.

“There is now such a wide variety of lights to choose from and with the advent of LED lighting and advances in lighting technology generally, it makes bathing your home in beautiful light easy, cost-effective and energy-efficient all at the same time.”

So, whether it’s a subtle glow of twinkling, flickering illuminations you’re after or if you prefer to shower your home in bold, bright light to blind passers-by, Robert Dyas has the ideal lighting solution to ensure you capture that stunning social media shot.

Designer light

Astonishing lighting effects can now be used in every corner of your home to enhance your interior design scheme and there is a constellation of lights to choose from, such as LED Fairy lights, String lights, Star lights, Berry lights and trendy Copper lights.

Flickering Firefly Twister Lights strung across the fireplace can create a warm and welcoming tranquil atmosphere with their mesmerizing flameless flickering.

For instant illumination, a cluster of Ice-White Fairy Lights (£9.99 - £31.99) tossed casually into a glass lantern makes for a dazzling decoration. Or a Chain of 10 Glass Lit Baubles (Was £17.99 now £11.99) bundled into a bowl creates a glossy decorative feature with their iridescent sheen, adding a textured frosty finish to a winter wonderland scene.

Dress your windows or adorn any room in your home with the twinkling beauty of Starlight Curtains (Was £22.49 now £14.99). But why stop there? Children will be enchanted by a string of LED Candy Cane Lights (Was £5.99 now £3.99) and they will be delighted by a colony of penguins with a sparkling set of White LED Penguin Lights (Was £5.99 now £3.99).

Ornamental light

Introduce flashes of radiant beauty throughout your home with freestanding ornamental lights such as this LED Christmas Candle Bridge (Was £14.99 now £9.99) and brighten up every dark nook or cranny with an eye-catching and quirky Water Spinner Lantern (£14.99 -£19.99).

Make a statement with a festive piece of furnishing such as Rudolph the Illuminated reindeer (Was £29.99 now £19.99). Crafted from metal wire, this decoration features 30 warm white LED lights entwined within the frame to create a wonderful display.

Trip the light fantastic

Let there be light outside with a fantastic over the top light display. Create your own laser light show and shower the exterior of your home in festive patterns of light with the Deluxe Outdoor Laser Projector Light (Was £116.99 now £77.99). Choose from the snowman, tree, bell, snowflake, Santa or firefly patterns and change the laser mode from red to green and from flashing to static to create the perfect panoramic backdrop for your photographs.

Prices are correct to the time the press release was issued. For more information please visit the Robert Dyas website.



Media information provided by Famous Publicity. For further information please contact Mary-Jane Rose at or Steven Hanlon at or call the office on 0333 344 2341.

About Robert Dyas

From the innovative to the everyday, you’ll find everything you need for your home and garden, from cleaning solutions and kitchen essentials to the latest DIY gadgets and gardening must-haves – all at great prices.

The extensive selection of products ranges from some of the world’s most famous brands through to exciting new start-ups. The common factor between them all is that their products share the Robert Dyas ethos for being innovative, practical and designed to last.

Robert Dyas founded the company in 1872, and it was bought by entrepreneur Theo Paphitis in 2012. Theo is one of the UK’s most high-profile businessmen with an empire spanning retail, property and finance.

The company has over 90 stores, mainly in the South of England, and also operates 24-hours a day online.

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