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Unlock your Lightswing® with the  – Block release

 

Is your Lightswing® no longer rotating? Then your Lightswing® has gotten stuck in the spin-through protection. You can get the Lightswing® loose by turning it the other way. But which way was that again? We have created a handy too

l for you so you can enjoy flexible pendant lights again in no time.

Why doesn’t my Lightswing® rotate anymore?

To prevent damage to the cords of the Lightswing®, it comes with a spin-through protection. This is activated when the Lightswing® is repeatedly turned in the same direction when being moved. Over time, this can cause the Lightswing® to become completely stuck.

Here’s how to solve it!

Using the Block Release, you can easily rotate your Lightswing® freely again. In the PDF below you will find the Block Release with simple instructions. Print it out and follow the steps carefully to quickly enjoy your flexible pendant lights again.

Download your Block Release here!

Can’t figure it out?

Can’t get the Lightswing® moving again using the Block Release? We are happy to think with you.

Sustainability: this is how Lightswing® contributes

Sustainability is an important topic that you see more often. But what exactly is sustainability? And what steps is Lightswing® taking in the field of sustainability? We will give you an explanation of the question in this blog.

This is sustainability.

Sustainability is often explained based on the 3 Ps of People, Profit and Planet. In short, sustainability means that people, the economy and nature are in balance. This so that the earth is not depleted. Living more sustainably, but also doing business more sustainably, therefore helps to save our living environment for future generations.

Sustainable package Lightswing

This is what Lightswing® does in the field of sustainability.

Lightswing® also contributes to a more sustainable world. For example, we have ensured that the Lightswing® is 100% recyclable, that as little plastic as possible is used in the Lightswing® packaging and that the shipment of the Lightswing® ensures less CO2 emissions than faster, but less sustainable alternatives. Are you reading along?

The Lightswing® packaging

At the beginning, a few pieces of plastic packaging could be located in the Lightswing® box that you as a customer received at home. That is no longer the case. The plastic packaging of the mounting ring and the covers have been replaced by cardboard boxes made of FSC-certified cardboard. The Lightswing® itself was also delivered in plastic packaging. But that plastic packaging has now been replaced by a black fabric cover. This fabric cover can be stored and is ideal for reuse! Here you can, for example, transport or store other objects. Like your tent poles, which you normally always lose, for example! 😉

Shipping

Lightswing®’s products are transported to the Netherlands by boat. This takes longer than when the products are transported in a truck or by plane. But, on the other hand, it also causes less CO2 emissions. With a little patience and good planning, we ensure that we have enough Lightswings® in stock, so that you do not have to wait long.

Attach a pendant light to an ornament.

In both old and new houses, you can regularly find an ornament or rosette on the ceiling. An ornament or rosette is often located in the middle of the room and lends itself as an ideal place where you can hang a beautiful pendant lamp. But what is the best way to attach a pendant lamp to an ornament?

Pendant lamp on ornament without loose cables

An ornament on the ceiling gives a room a classic and romantic look. By attaching the pendant light to the ornament, a luxurious look is created in which the ornament and the pendant light really catch the eye.

Lightswing and pendant lamp hanging from an ornament on the ceiling

But an ornament is often located in the centre of the room. And what if that’s not the place where you want to hang a pendant light No worries! With the Lightswing® suspension system it is possible to hang the lamp next to the ornament, without loose cables or a sloppy finish.

Attaching your pendant light to an ornament with the Lightswing®

With the help of the Lightswing® you can attach the pendant light next to the ornament, without loose cables hanging from the ornament. You can attach the Lightswing® suspension system to the ornament if there is a designated connection point for your lightning.

You first attach the mounting ring to the ornament. Then attach the Lightswing® to the mounting ring. With the mounting ring you ensure that sufficient distance is kept between the ornament and the Lightswing®. This allows the Lightswing® to move along the ornament, without damaging it.

Statement piece on your ceiling

So, do you want a pendant light in the right place and at the same time do you want to put the classic elements of your ceiling in the spotlight? Then choose the Lightswing®. Discover everything about the Lightswing® and attaching the Lightswing®.

Hanging a lamp under a skylight

Beautiful, isn’t it? Lots of natural light in the living room or dining room through that beautiful skylight. During the summer, a skylight brings in additional light to spaces. In contrast, during autumn and winter, a skylight becomes a nice addition. However, during this period there is significantly less natural light entering the interior. It would be beneficial to have an additional light source in this area during these seasons. But how can you conveniently install a lamp in this location?

Pendant light next to your skylight

The obvious solution is to place a lamp on the ceiling, just next to the skylight. That is certainly possible, but when your dining table is exactly in the middle under the skylight, that lamp does not hang directly above it.

Lightswing Single white mounted under skylight

And how nice would it be if you could just hang the pendant lamp nicely in the middle, without having to put a lot of effort into it?

The Lightswing® suspension system

Hanging your lamp under a skylight is easy with the Lightswing®. With the Lightswing® suspension system for lamps, you are a lot less dependent on the original location of the light point. In addition, you create many more possibilities to hang lamps, where there is currently no light point. Like under the skylight, for example.

How the Lightswing® works

The flexible suspension system connects you to the current light point on your ceiling. You attach the pendant light to the end of the Lightswing®, so you can move it to another place later. Depending on which Lightswing® you choose, your pendant light can be moved up to 93 cm from this attachment point. The system is attached to the ceiling at one point and can also rotate and slide freely so, you can also slide the lamp to a place where there is no ceiling above.

The Lightswing® suspension system can be used with one or two pendant lights. In addition, you can choose from 3 colours and 2 lengths. Curious about where else a Lightswing® can come in handy? Visit our inspiration page and find out!

Hang a pendant light in seconds. This is possible with the Lightswing® on your ceiling. Huh? Yes, really! You’ll never be messing around in the air hanging a lamp again. And that saves time and annoying situations.

How to attach a lamp to the Lightswing®

Hang a pendant light in seconds. This is possible with the Lightswing® on your ceiling. Huh? Yes, really! You’ll never be messing around in the air hanging a lamp again. And that saves time and annoying situations.

Hanging the Lightswing®

First things first. To be able to hang a lamp without difficulty, it is useful to attach a Lightswing® to your ceiling. Then you can use this hanging system for pendant lights – with one click! – hang a new lamp. Curious how that works exactly? Read on!

A woman hangs a pendant light on the Lightswing Single white

How to attach a lamp to the Lightswing®

After the Lightswing® hangs, attach the lamp to the Quick Release. This Quick Release is an intermediate piece that you can easily click into the Lightswing®. And as the name ‘Quick’ says, attaching your lamp to the Lightswing® is nice and fast. Handy, right?

Attach your cord to the Quick Release

You can ‘mount’ your lamp to the Quick Release while sitting at the kitchen table. That saves fumbling on the stairs with your hands full of tools. In the step-by-step plan below you can read how attaching the lamp to the Quick Release works:

  1. Collect all the stuff you need. These are: a suitable pendant lamp for the Lightswing®, the Quick Release, a marker / pencil, scissors / cutter, a stripping pliers and a fitting screwdriver.
  2. Decide how high you want to hang the lamp. For the height of a lamp above the dining table is recommended in most cases 75 cm. Mark this point on the cord of your pendant lamp.
  3. Cut the cord of the lamp 10 cm above the mark.
  4. Using the stripping pliers, strip the outer sheath of the cord about 4 cm, so that the coloured power wires become visible.
  5. Using the stripping pliers, strip the end of the coloured threads so that 1cm of copper emerges.
  6. Unscrew one screw of the Quick Release looser and remove the second screw completely.
  7. Connect the wires to the connector in the Quick Release.
  8. Tighten the two screws of the Quick Release again.

Watch the video  ‘attaching a lamp cord to the Lightswing®‘ to see what the above steps look like.

Hang up your lamp or temporarily remove it with one click!

Have you attached the lamp cord to the Quick Release? Beautiful! Then it’s time to hang your lamp on the Lightswing®. This time with a lamp, go up the stairs. Hassle with wires and screwdrivers is no longer an issue. You slide the Quick Release into the end of the Lightswing® and voilà: your lamp hangs!

Do you want to temporarily remove the lamp because it hangs in the way? That too is quickly done! Disconnect the Quick Release from the Lightswing® and store your lamp. Shop your Lightswing® now!

When should the Lightswing® mounting ring be used?

During the assembly of the Lightswing® you must make a choice whether you use the mounting ring or not. Curious when you use or do not use the mounting ring when mounting the Lightswing®? We explain it to you in this blog.

Mounting location of the Lightswing®

Whether or not you should use the mounting ring depends, among other things, on the place where you want to attach the Lightswing®.

Lightswing single black diningroom pink

Lightswing® over a central box

If you want to attach the Lightswing® to the place where the current central box is located, you do not need the mounting ring. The Lightswing® can be mounted tightly to the ceiling. The electricity cables and crown stones can easily be hidden in the central box.

Lightswing® over a cable from the ceiling

Do you not want to mount the Lightswing® suspension system over a central box, but on a separate electricity cable from your ceiling? Then you do need the mounting ring. The mounting ring is needed so that you can cleverly hide the cable from the ceiling. There is enough space for this in the mounting ring. You then screw the Lightswing® against the mounting ring.

Lightswing® anywhere

Do you mount the Lightswing® anywhere on your ceiling where there is no light connection yet? Even then, the mounting ring is needed. In the mounting ring there is a small recess that you can push out of the mounting ring. For example, you can pass an electrical wire through the mounting ring. Then connect the Lightswing® to the electricity cable and screw the suspension system to the mounting ring.

Ceiling to which the Lightswing® is attached.

In addition to the mounting spot, it is also important to check whether your ceiling is straight and whether the finish of your ceiling lends itself to a Lightswing® without or with a mounting ring.

Straight ceiling

When you attach the Lightswing® to your ceiling without the mounting ring in between, the Lightswing® is tightly mounted against the ceiling. Does your ceiling slope a little bit or is your ceiling not completely straight here and there? This can cause the Lightswing® to not slide optimally. When you place the mounting ring between the ceiling and the Lightswing®, there is 2 cm between the Lightswing® and the ceiling. For example, it is not a problem if the ceiling is slightly uneven where the suspension system will hang.

Ceiling finish

Often ceilings are nice and sleek and evenly finished. With such a sleek finish, it is often not necessary to use the mounting ring. Depending on where you attach the Lightswing® of course. Do you have a packed ceiling at home? Then it can be nice to mount the Lightswing® with a mounting ring. This way you can be sure that the Lightswing® does not rub along your ceiling.

Whether or not to use the mounting ring depends on where you attach the Lightswing® and on the ceiling to which the system is attached. Would you like to know more about the Lightswing® mounting? Check out our assembly page.

How high should a pendant light hang above the dining table.

Have you bought a new dining table pendant light and are you curious how high a pendant light should hang above the dining table? There is a rule of thumb for this, but the height of your dining table pendant light also depends on the type of pendant lamp and the size of the pendant lamp. We’ll tell you everything you need to know in this blog.

Rule of thumb for pendant lights above the dining table

The height of the lamp is the most important thing to consider when hanging a pendant light above the dining table. The rule of thumb for a lamp above the table is 75 cm. The distance between the tabletop and the bottom of the lamp is 75 cm. However, this is not always the ideal height. Because what if the pendant lamp only illuminates a small part of the table? Or does the lamp not give good light at all, so you do not see what is on your plate in the evening?

Lightswing single white dingingroom grey

A open or closed pendant light above the dining table 

First, make a conscious choice between an open or a closed lampshade. A pendant light above the table with an open lampshade provides atmospheric lighting throughout the room. That is ideal when you have a large kitchen. When you choose a closed lampshade, you can centre the light much better in one place. The light then shines on the kitchen table and less to the rest of the room. In this case, hang your lamp a little higher, so that you can illuminate a larger part of the table with the same lamp. 

Size of the pendant lights above the table 

You can choose a pendant light in varied sizes, colours and shapes. How high you hang a pendant light above the dining table also depends on the size of the pendant light. Smaller pendant lights can often be hung a little lower above the table. That is, about 55 cm above the table. With larger lamps, it is wise to stick to the rule of thumb of 75 cm. Are you hanging multiple lamps above the dining table? Make sure the distance between the lamps is at least 80 cm. 

Do you simply want to hang two pendant lights above the dining table? With the help of the Lightswing® suspension system you can easily hang two lamps above the table. Curious? Discover the Lightswing® now. 

How to choose the right Lightswing®

Curious which Lightswing® is suitable for your situation? In this blog we tell you which choices you must make so that you get the right Lightswing®!

Hanging one or two lamps.

With the Lightswing® you can hang both one and two lamps. If you choose one pendant light, the Lightswing® Single is a good option. Do you want two lamps above the table or the kitchen worktop? Then the Lightswing® Twin is the best choice. Still in doubt? You can use the Lightswing® Twin with both one and two lamps. This way you can easily switch between one or two lamps.

  1. Lightswing® Single: suitable for one pendant lamp
  2. Lightswing® Twin: suitable for one or two pendant lights
Lightswing twin white with two big pendant lights above dinging table.

How far do you want to move a lamp.

Do you want to move a lamp? With the Lightswing® you can easily slide a lamp to another place. Each Lightswing® in our collection has its own sliding range. So measure well in advance how far you want to be able to slide the pendant lights from the connection point. We have listed the sliding range per Lightswing® for you below.

  1. Lightswing® Single 90cm: can slide 80cm
  2. Lightswing® Twin 90cm: can slide 75cm
  3. Lightswing® Single 110cm: can slide 93cm
  4. Lightswing® Twin 110cm: can slide 90cm

How far should the lamps hang from each other.

You can attach a pendant light to both ends of the Lightswing® Twin. The distance between the pendant lights therefore depends on the Lightswing® length you choose. With the Lightswing® Twin 90cm, the lamps hang 90cm apart. With the Lightswing® Twin 110cm, the lamps hang 110cm apart. How far the lamps should hang from each other depends of course on the size of the dining table or kitchen worktop.

  1. Lightswing® Twin 90cm: two lamps hang 90cm apart. Suitable for tables up to 2 meters
  2. Lightswing® Twin 110cm: two lamps hang 110cm apart. Suitable for tables longer than 2 meters

 

Which Lightswing® colour is suitable.

When choosing the right Lightswing® colour, it is important that the colour of the Lightswing® fits well with the colour of the ceiling or with the colour of your pendant lights. We have listed the available colours of the Lightswing® below. Curious about which colour suits your interior type? Read it in the blog about the Lightswing® colours.

  1. Lightswing® matt black
  2. Lightswing® matt white (RAL9010)
  3. Lightswing® stainless steel

 

So, first, decide how many lights you want to hang on the Lightswing®. Then choose the right length. And finally, decide which colour you want. Easy, right?

You need this for the Lightswing® mounting.

Ready to hang the Lightswing® at your home? Make sure you are well prepared and have the right tools at hand. We have listed everything you need below.

View the (online) manual.

Read the Lightswing® manual in advance. This manual can be found via www.lightswing.co.uk/manual. This explains per step how the assembly of the Lightswing® works. In addition, you will also find useful instruction videos in this manual that show you the steps of assembly. The instructional videos can also be  found on  Lightswing®’s YouTube channel.

Would you rather have a paper manual at hand? We have also made those for you. You can view and download the PDF manual via this link PDF manual Lightswing®.

tools for mounting the Lightswing

You will need these tools.

To attach the Lightswing® to your ceiling, it is useful when you already have the following tools ready:

  1. A fitting screwdriver. You need this to attach the power wires to the connector of the Lightswing®. In addition, you can use the fitting screwdriver to attach your lamp to the Quick Release of the Lightswing®.
  2. Marker and pencil. You can use a pencil to draw on the ceiling where the drill holes should be. You use a marker to mark on your lamp cord how high the lamp should hang.
  3. A stripping pliers. You use it to cut the cord at the right height. In addition, the stripping pliers are ideal for stripping the lamp cord so that the power wires become visible and can be screwed into the crown stone of the Quick Release.
  4. Cordless screwdriver/screwdriver. You need this for screwing the surface-mounted ring and / or the Lightswing® to the ceiling. This can also be done with the help of a cordless screwdriver. You can also use the screwdriver to unscrew the screws in the Quick Release.
  5. A drill. You need the drill to drill 4 holes in your ceiling. You can conveniently draw the position where the holes must be drilled using the drilling template that is included free of charge with the Lightswing®.

Buy the right screws and plugs.

The range of screws and plugs is enormous. When buying screws and plugs to mount the Lightswing® you should pay attention to a few things. The right choice depends first of all on your ceiling type. For a plaster ceiling you need different plugs than for a concrete ceiling so, match the right plugs well to your ceiling type.

Suitable screws for the Lightswing® must meet two things: the screw head must be flat with a maximum head width of 7mm. In addition, it is important to match the screws to the plugs you use. Take a good look at the thickness and length of the screw.

Good preparation…

Is half the battle! Have you gone through the manual, collected the right tools and bought screws and plugs? That’s great! You’re ready to attach the Lightswing® to your ceiling!

Choosing a pendant light for the Lightswing®: 3 things to look out for

Do you want to choose a suitable pendant light for the Lightswing®? In this blog we tell you which 3 things you should check, so that your chosen pendant light is suitable for the Lightswing®.

1. Check the weight of your pendant light

The first step is to check the weight of the pendant light. The maximum weight you can hang on the Lightswing® depends on the length of the Lightswing®. The maximum carrying weight of the Lightswing® 110cm is lower than the maximum carrying weight of the Lightswing® 90cm. This is because the distance between the attachment point and the point where the pendant lamp is larger at the 110cm.

We have the max. carrying weight per Lightswing® listed for you:

Lightswing Single white in a luxury dining room

Lightswing® Single 90cm: max. 3.5 kg per pendant lamp

Lightswing® Twin 90cm: max. 3.5 kg per pendant lamp

Lightswing® Single 110cm: max. 2.5 kg per pendant lamp

Lightswing® Twin 110cm: max. 2.5 kg per pendant lamp

2. Check the cord of your pendant lamp

If you want to attach a lamp to the Lightswing®, it is important that this lamp only has one cord where the power wires run trough. To attach your lamp cord to the Lightswing®, you need to cut the cord a bit and attach the wires to the Quick Release. Does the lamp have an extra (decorative) cable or chain in addition to one cord? You can also attach it to the Lightswing®. Check out how to do that here!

3. Avoid pendant lights with a built-in dimmer or transformer

In some cases, a pendant light has a built-in dimmer or transformer. This is often attached in the ceiling cap of the pendant light. In the Lightswing® there is no space to attach the ceiling cap and the dimmer. It is therefore not possible to attach a pendant lamp with a built-in dimmer or transformer to the Lightswing®. The Lightswing® can be used with a wall dimmer!

As you can see, the three steps are practical choices you must make. This way you know what a suitable pendant light for the Lightswing® must meet. It is up to you to choose a beautiful pendant light that fits perfectly with your interior. And at the Lightswing® of course! Order your Lightswing® here.