Light the Way For 2011 With Brand New Lighting For Your Home
With darker evenings comes the need for exciting lighting in your home. What better way to start 2011 that fitting a new lighting system. Just because the temperature is dropping, doesn’t mean you can’t have a cosy pad, and purchasing new lights can help you achieve this.
A wide range of lighting styles including modern lighting, contemporary lighting, traditional lighting and designer lighting are available on the market. Good lighting will enhance the mood and desirability of a space. It contributes greatly to people’s sense of well-being, yet people often ignore lighting when renovating their homes.
The kitchen is the social hub of every home. It is where meals are prepared and cooked. Not only will proper lighting accentuate your kitchen space and kitchen appliances. The main types of kitchen lighting are task, accent and ambient lighting.
The most appropriate lighting for the kitchen is task lighting. It allows you to see your sharp knife as you chop vegetables and follow your favourite celebrity chef’s book. Task lighting is usually situated between the work surface and the person running the kitchen.
The accent lighting, as its name denotes, accentuates the whole kitchen. It adds dimension and depth to the whole space. Accent lighting is usually low voltage. An example of accent lighting are the fixtures placed inside a glass cabinet to spotlight delicate china, wonderful glassware, and other beautiful pieces that you have on display.
Ambient lighting in the kitchen creates warm glows which soften shadows. Most people don’t think they need these extra lights, but it is this type of lighting will provide that homely feel to your kitchen.
Spot lights are often used to create these effects. When installed symmetrically on a ceiling, it can give a professional classy finish. Another place where spot lights should be considered is in the bathroom. The lights can highlight beautiful suite and shower unit.
Rooms with dark colours on the wall will need much more light as much of it will be absorbed, whereas lighter colours will reflect light.
To save money dimmer switches should be fitted throughout your home. When you’re reading you can turn the lights up, or if you don’t need such glaring light can turn downs the lights which will cut your electricity bill.
In most homes, lighting accounts for 10-15% of the electricity bill. Replacing old and inefficient light bulbs will reduce the cost of lighting your home significantly. It is possible to save up to £9 per year, per bulb, by replacing your incandescent bulbs with energy efficient bulbs.
Energy saving light bulbs are five times brighter than traditional light bulbs. They use up to 80 percent less power than traditional bulbs and most have a lifespan of over ten years when used for around three hours a day. Saving energy helps the environment by reducing the expected impacts of climate change. The cost of energy saving lights continues to drop while quality continues to improve, so efficient lighting should be a priority in your new lighting system.
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