Styling your home with D.I.Y. batten fix light fittings

D.I.Y. batten fix light fittings are a quick and easy way to bring some colour and flair to any room. With a large range of the latest styles, Mercator D.I.Y. lights can transform the lighting in your home in minutes. Bunnings Lighting Buyer Amy shows us the range and provides a few design tips.

How to install D.I.Y. batten fix lights

The best thing about D.I.Y. lights is there’s no wiring involved, so no electrician is required. You can quickly and easily install them over any existing batten fixture.

“D.I.Y. lights are an easy, no-fuss lighting solution that can add style and colour to a room,” explains Amy. “They’re great for renters—you just take them with you when you move.” D.I.Y. lights also make decor updates easy and cost-effective. Whether you’re updating for the season, or refreshing old fittings, there’s a wide range to match any home.

D.I.Y. lights can go anywhere

D.I.Y. lights can go anywhere

Almost every room in the house will benefit from D.I.Y. lights, especially living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms. As children grow up, you can easily update their bedroom to suit their age or replace damaged light fittings. Busy rooms like the kitchen can require new lights more often than other rooms, which is a nice excuse to update the look too. In fact, whenever you make a change in a room—new furniture, TV or paint—you can easily complete the room with a D.I.Y. light.

D.I.Y. light shades for smaller spaces

D.I.Y. light shades for smaller spaces

Amy notes there’s a variety of sizes to suit your space. “Smaller shades like the Biba can give a subtle uplift to a room, while larger decorative pieces like the Rufus and Ruben will really stand out.” 

There are also several models that are available in both small and large sizes, including the best-selling Murano and the natural woven rattan of the Kelly.

D.I.Y. batten fix pendant lights

D.I.Y. batten fix pendant lights

Amy suggests another option is to create a pendant light. “The Rufus can be quickly converted to a pendant with the use of a Huxta D.I.Y. pendant kit—no wires to connect and no tools required.” 

Globes and energy efficiency

The Mercator D.I.Y. lighting range is LED globe compatible which helps save energy. Decorative globes can also be used and look fantastic in the small Biba, medium sized Java, Ivan, Viva and Donna, and the large decorative pieces like the Allyce.

Get your new lighting

Discover the wide range of Mercator D.I.Y. lighting available at your local Bunnings Warehouse

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Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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