Nowadays we have abundant options when it comes to lighting for homes. Light, for that matter, is not just a part of the decor to set an ambience, but also plays a crucial role in saving electricity bills or increasing work efficiency. The technology has surely evolved for the good and lighting solutions have become smarter and more durable with time. Today, we’ll give you some superb tips on how to use LED lights for your rooms.
Understanding the basics of a lighting design plan
How you physically feel in a space has a lot to do with the way that room has been lit and what kind of atmosphere has been created in that room. A lot of people get this wrong, but more light is not necessarily better. It’s all about quality versus quantity. To understand how to best utilise LED lights for rooms, match light levels to the tasks that are supposed to be performed in a specific location of that room. Think of a kitchen counter that needs to be brightly lit versus a quiet reading corner in your living room. Even while constructing a plan for the lights of your bedroom, carve out spaces that would be functional as opposed to the lounge areas. This activity is especially important as more often than not, bedrooms are where we spend a large chunk of our day, hence the lines between work and leisure are blurred the most in this room.
Additionally, one must consider the role that natural lighting plays while formulating a lighting plan. They should be in tandem with each other to heighten the ambience of your rooms, instead of rendering the other useless.
Why Choose LEDs over anything else
The most conventionally used bulbs for floor lamps, table lamps and even chandeliers, incandescent bulbs may look bright and warm like the sun, but they’re the least energy efficient. This is why the lighting industry is starting to phase these incandescent bulbs out. Next up in the warm light category, halogen lamps may offer more light hours than a typical incandescent but they too, can get quite hot to touch and display high energy energy consumption. An energy efficient alternative to these two are fluorescent bulbs. But before you jump to picking them as the next lights for your bedroom, know that they’re not the best when it comes to colour rendering. They provide a cool light and do not offer a very nice dimming capability. Fluorescents are best suited for areas that do not require task or mood lighting, think garages, basements etc. Therefore, the best lighting solution for your rooms in the long run are none other than LEDs – they have a one-time cost but are energy efficient and high on savings. Magik has a wide range of LED lighting solutions with a variety of styles, in cool as well as warm colour tones so that you can easily customise your LED lights for any room.
Now let’s understand what kind of LED lamp in terms of wattage and lighting intensity you should invest in, taking three different rooms as an example.
A bright study room
To maintain both fashion and function in your child’s study room so that they don’t have to experience uncomfortable eye-strains and headaches, you must ensure an apt lighting in the form of LED lights for any room. During the day, nothing works better than the natural light and it’s always suggested that you place the desk near a window. But on the contrary, you can sport a 20W bulb with higher lumens in either a desk lamp or get it fixed in a ceiling to create the right reading ambience.
Moreover, spaces like kitchens, garages or bathroom vanities usually need more light as they’re more task oriented so a 20W bulb is a perfect solution if placed as an overhead or recessed fixture.
A bulb for a cosy ambience
We really spend a lot of time choosing the right light for our living rooms as it is one of the highlights of our home. Customers have a variety of choices when it comes to handpicking LED lights for this room from task lighting to accent lighting, creating a perfect balance between sconces and chandeliers. Infact, pendant lights are in fashion too and they really add up to your seating spaces. However, all these lighting setups can lead to higher electricity bills. Also in this space, one often needs a light that is not extremely bright to create a warm, cosy and relaxing ambience. So, it’s always advisable that you select a light that meets these needs. A recessed lighting setup with an 8W bulb sounds like a great option. You can also get it fixed as an overhead light for your dining room.
Dimming a bedroom space
When it comes to choosing the right lights for the bedroom, mood lighting setup is on everyone’s priority. Markets are flooded with plenty of LED lights for bedrooms and you can get what you want as per your furniture or interior design. You can get LED strip lights, downlights and even spotlights installed if you’re a lover of paintings or artefacts and want your bedroom to really stand out. But sometimes, more light is not all you need, especially when you’re looking for a quick read at night. Dimmer switches in the lights for bedrooms can be expensive. So, a 0.5W LED bulb in a simple lampshade can work wonders for your room.
One bulb for all your needs!
Now that we’ve suggested what voltage of bulb might just suit your room best, we’ve a solution that can fix all your lighting needs too! Introducing the all new Magik Tri-Glo LED Dimmable lamp with 3 glow switch functions. This bulb offers an unblemished color accuracy and has an all-in-one design. This is a suitable LED light for bedrooms, living rooms, bathrooms, kitchens and other spaces too! You can easily switch between 3 modes- 15W for work or professional activities, 8W for living rooms, dining and watching TV, 0.5W for night lamps.
We hope these ideas adorn your interior and exterior spaces. For more information on LED lights and products, visit www.magiklights.com