An explanation of uplighter fittings

Fittings direct light upwards to wash the ceiling with light and generate a good background light; they produce an indirect light that's glare free.

Uplighters work best in rooms with relatively high ceilings and are a good choice for making a small room appear larger.

Wall fixed varieties are good for hallways and staircases. They should be positioned at eye level to ensure the source of light is hidden from view and to prevent causing glare.