Many people find home lighting a tricky business. At Lightco, we believe every home should have great lighting. We also know you don’t need to be an expert interior decorator to make it happen – you just need to learn a thing or two.
These Lighting Tips Will Shift Your Perspective
Lighting is an intricate business. It’s not enough to throw a lamp in a room and call it a day (not if you want your home lighting to look great, anyway); for a well-lit home, there are some often-unknown facts you should familiarise yourself with. To help you get started, we’ve listed five things we bet you didn’t know about home lighting. Also, remember to read our blog for other lighting tips.
1. Certain Lighting Can Alter Your Mood
Did you know the colour of lights can change your mood? It’s pretty amazing when you think about it. With the right lighting, you can manipulate how you feel throughout the day. Here are the different moods you can bring out:
- White light: for treating low moods/increasing happiness.
- Red light: for stimulation.
- Yellow light: for increased energy.
You can use this information when lighting your home (or for business lighting). For example, you might use yellow lighting in your workout space to increase your energy levels. Use red in the dining room for stimulating conversation. White light throughout the home can help alleviate bad moods, which the whole family will be thankful for!
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2. LEDs Are Much More Energy Efficient
Most people know LEDs are more energy efficient, but did you know they use 75% less energy than regular bulbs? Plus, they do that without compromising brightness or range – you can find many different LED bulbs to suit your home lighting preferences (all while lowering your energy bill).
3. Light Requires Space
A light positioned too close to furniture or a wall will mean it bounces and doesn’t flow across the room naturally. To provide optimal lighting, light fixtures require space, so keep them at least a few feet away from walls and furniture.
4. Colour Temperature Matters – A Lot
The colour of your lightbulbs makes an enormous difference to a room’s atmosphere. Colour temperature is measured in Kelvins. 2700K is warm and cosy, good for relaxation. 3000K is somewhere in the middle – warmish but bright, so often used for bathrooms. 5000K is cool lighting, which works well for task lighting. For example, if you have a woodwork bench, cool lighting would be optimal.
5. The Right Lighting Can Make a Room Look Bigger
Lighting can even help make a room appear bigger than it is! Bright, layered, even lighting spread across the room will give the illusion of more space. If you want to take it a step further, place more mirrors in a room to help the light bounce around.
Elevate Your Home’s Lighting with Lightco Products
We have a broad range of lightbulbs and fixtures to help you achieve the home lighting of your dreams! Looking for something specific? Get in touch with our team with any questions you may have – they are always happy to assist.