11 March TIPS FOR LIGHTING AND CHOOSING THE PERFECT LIGHT FOR YOUR HOME
Posted at 1:06 pm in Lighting tips
Here are some tips for lighting your home and choosing the perfect light for every room in your house:
- With wooden floors or warmer coloured flooring. A warm white light is usually a better option .
- With lighter flooring, a cool white light is the better way to go especially in living areas.
- Kitchens and bathrooms should always have a daylight illumination, because as the name says it is the closest thing we have to the sun that produces a daylight, which is good for food in the kitchen and make up in the bathrooms.
- When you would like to light up a feature, a different coloured light is the best option. So if the room has warm white use day light, or if you have daylight lamps you should use warm white.
- Try not to use daylight lamps outside, especially on driveways, as they tend to give a harsh light. In Alfresco situations it tends to attract more mosquitoes.
- Never install downlights closer than 700mm to a plastered wall as the light shows all the imperfections in the walls, such as the joints and patching.
- Trapeze lighting is another lighting that is not used enough, as is great if you want something different and unique. It has a rugged industrial look.
- LED Strip lighting is very adaptable. It comes in a variety of colours and brightness. For external lighting surface mounted gives a nice bright clean and crisp light. Internal use hidden or covert situations give a nice soft reflective glow.
- Try to purchase the best lighting for your budget as the more economical lighting usually has inferior lamps or LED’s and control devices.
- There is a misconception of the brighter the light the more light you will get for internal situations. You are better off using a light that’s less harsh and more of them. This will give you a more even spread of light, without having harsh bright spots.
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