The Importance of Effective Lighting

It is now easier than ever for consumers to get their hands on wall lighting and other illuminations for their homes. By heading online, they can take their pick from an impressive array of items at great value prices. As well as being inexpensive, this method of sourcing contemporary wall lights is convenient.

Meanwhile, there is plenty of advice available in cyberspace too. For example, offering lighting tips to consumers, a BBC Home article suggested that good lighting can “make or break” a property. It added: “We may spend hours poring over paint charts, but it’s actually the light that shows off a space to its best advantage.”

The piece went on to state: “You might not realise you’ve got bad lighting but you’ll recognise the symptoms: headaches and sore eyes, frustration in the kitchen at not being able to see what you’re doing and arguments in the bedroom over whose turn it is to get up to switch out the light. Good lighting will make your home feel spacious, clean and welcoming.”

Before going online to buy modern wall lights and other products, it is important for consumers to create a plan, the article suggested. When people are building a new home or doing major renovation work, they should cater for lighting at the same time as plumbing, it advised. Meanwhile, to start their plans, individuals can go around their homes with a notepad and pen. In each room, they should ask themselves what the spaces are used for, what is on display in them, who uses the rooms and where does any natural light come in?

Plans should not be too complicated, it stated. After all, a single light can be used for several purposes by angling its beam in different directions.

Consumers can then take a piece of graph paper and draw up plans to help work out where the best places are for lights. They can subsequently use this information when they are shopping for fixtures and fittings.

The piece went on to state: “Although you’re treating each room as an individual space, you should also take the overall feel of your home into account. For example, it’s dangerous to go straight from one brightly lit room into one that’s [dull]. Use light to link rooms together.”

On the topic of circuits, the article remarked: “Do you want to turn all your lights on with a single switch or do you want to operate them individually? What about dimmers? Ideally you should fit several circuits in each room, each with a dimmer switch and no more than two lights, which are controlled from a wall-mounted panel. Try not to place more than three switches on a panel or you’ll never remember what they’re all for.”

With a little imagination, consumers can come up with creative ways to use lighting and to enhance the way their homes look and feel. The best thing is, they do not have to break the bank to achieve the results they are after.

About the Author – Anna Longdin is a freelance blogger who has written extensively on the subject of home improvement for a range of sites, including National Lighting.

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