Lighting. Saturday , February 10th , 2018 - 01:41:55 AM
Why good home lighting is so important! Often lighting is the last thing to be considered when designing a home. It is in fact a very important part of the overall feel of the house and getting it wrong can be disastrous. There is a lot to think about when it comes to lighting. For example what the room is to be used for will affect the type of lighting you need. Whether the room needs atmospheric lighting can alter your choices too. It is not just the inside of the home that needs good lighting either. The garden or outside area can greatly benefit from some good quality lighting and will enable you to enjoy the space with friends and family. Security lighting is another factor that needs considering when planning the home lighting as this can act as a good deterrent to thieves. This article discusses home lighting and why it is a good idea to plan everything out correctly.
Task lighting is invariably going to be needed in the home. This kind of lighting is used in the kitchen and the bathroom most often because these are the places where the majority of \"tasks\" are carried out. Whether it is chopping carrots, cooking a curry or applying makeup, good task lighting is absolutely essential. In the kitchen you need bright lights over the counter tops and over the cooker too. Often houses have large open plan kitchens or kitchens with a table in for eating from. In these cases you don't want bright task lighting on all the time. During meals or when you are simply relaxing in the room you are going to want a calmer, more atmospheric glow. The ideal solution is having bright task lighting with dimmer switches. When you need a lot of light they can be turned up high, and when you need only a little light they can be turned right down.
The light-emitting diodes (LEDs) light up immediately, like an incandescent bulb and is a source of light that is reliable, instantaneous, and can be dimmed accordingly. They last up to five times longer than the CFLs, which can literally last a lifetime. Moreover, these are user-friendly as they do not contain mercury and are available in soft, warm, and bright white hues. LEDs work well both indoors and outdoors because of their durability in the cold environment and they are safer, studier and easy to install.
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