Loading... Please wait...

Blog

Understanding the Basics of Home Lighting

Posted on

Lighting a room can be intimidating, and lighting the whole house overwhelming especially for the inexperienced. Relax. You’re probably just overthinking things. Lighting doesn’t even have set rules, only guidelines. At the end of the day, only you can determine which type of lighting works best for you. Here are some tips to help you in your home lighting endeavor.

Size Does Matter

Step one should be taking into account the size of the room. Gone are the days where we just place a bulb in the middle of the room and we’re done. Today, lighting fixtures are not just a source of general lighting. Now we also use light fixtures for task lighting (focused illumination for our study area or work area) and accent lighting (spotlight illumination for highlighting objects). We also use lighting to manipulate the mood inside the room.

The size of the room helps determine the lumens output you should look for. For instance, a fixture with a 3,000-lumens output is usually just right for a room measuring 12 square meters. You should also measure the height of the ceiling so you can determine just how far from the ceiling the fixture needs to be hanging.

Changing Things Up

There are numerous routes you can take when finalizing your chose of home lighting. If your ceiling is significantly higher than normal, increasing the light level will likely be necessary. You can either choose a bulb with higher lumens output, use a fixture that contains more bulbs, or use a supplementing light such as a table lamp. The color of the room will also affect the required intensity of the light. Dark colors absorb light while light colors reflect it.

Go LED

Incandescents are expected to get totally phased out within the next 5 years. Many states have already outlawed their use because of how energy inefficient they are. Invest on LED lighting instead. LEDs can be up to over 90% more energy efficient and more than 10x longer lasting than incandescents. Some, like theLED 3 Watt Candelabra Dimmable Candle Light Bulb 2700K can even have their brightness changed from 10% to 100% quickly and easily. LED is the future of lighting. You can’t go wrong with LED.

Tips to Achieve Perfect Uplighting

Uplighting has quickly become a popular trend in both interior and exterior decorating. Many like it because of its distinct extravagance. Below are a few tips on how to achieve the perfect uplighting.1. Vibrant ColorsThere is no subtlety in uplighting. It is all about highlighting an object or spot. Choose vibrant colors to make [...]

Read More »


Landscape Lighting Placement and Outdoor Light Pollution Management

Lighting is an important aspect of landscaping. Proper lighting makes it safe and easy to move around your home. You can place lighting fixtures virtually anywhere you want but you need to be aware of the spots where good lighting is mandatory and not optional.Paths – well lit paths make walking on them more secure. [...]

Read More »


How to Upgrade Your Recessed Light Fixture

Recessed lighting has become an incredibly popular interior design trend primarily because it can make a room appear much bigger. This is made possible by two things. First, recessed lights take up less space. They are set into the ceiling with nothing hanging down which makes the ceiling appear higher and more spacious. Second, recessed [...]

Read More »


Tips on Planning Your Home Interior with LED Lights

LED (Light Emitting Diode) fixtures are unmatched by any other lighting solution when it comes to efficiency. LED lighting technology also has the fastest pace of technological advancement and LEDs are expected to keep significantly improving in price and efficiency for the next several years. It is this remarkable efficiency that makes LEDs ideal not [...]

Read More »


How to Use Lighting to Increase Your Home Security

Only burglars like a dark house. Keep your home well lit to make it a less likely target for intruders by installing security lighting. You can use one or a set of fixtures depending on the size of your perimeter. You can choose from an array of solutions such as security floodlights,adjustable wall light fixtures, [...]

Read More »


Top 3 Home Security Lighting Tips

We are living in tough times and we can never have too much security. Adequate indoor and outdoor lighting is one of the most inexpensive ways of deterring criminals from targeting your home. Proper installation is also vital since poorly installed lighting fixtures can easily be removed by intruders.Interior Home LightsLeaving the light on to [...]

Read More »


Getting the Right Garage Lighting Fixtures

The Garage has become a vital extension of our living space and has sprouted an industry dedicated to the production of a wide range of garage amenities. One of such amenities is garage lighting.Garage Lighting SolutionsNowadays, the garage is more than just the place where you keep your car. It has also become a sort [...]

Read More »


Vapor Proof LED Lighting Fixtures

Vapor proof lighting fixtures are the recommended illumination option for areas with wet and dusty conditions. They are safeguarded from the elements which make them ideal for both indoor and outdoor use. Vapor proof lighting is often used in car washes, parking garages, airports, warehouses, docks, laundry facilities, subway tunnels, locker rooms, food processing facilities, [...]

Read More »


Advantages of Recessed LED Lighting

LED lighting is considered by most as the ideal and smartest illumination solution today. It is extremely energy efficient and is safe and easy to install. With a lengthy lifespan and near zero maintenance cost, using LED lights to improve the aesthetics of a home or office simply makes sense. In fact, the demand for [...]

Read More »