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LED Lighting for a Residential Setting

LED Lighting is very much on trend! The number of professional and amateur interior designers turning to LED Lighting is on the rise, and there are more LED Products as well as alternatives on the market than there has ever been before. There is now more customisation and choice available for LED Lighting than there is compared with traditional incandescent and compact fluorescent energy-efficient bulbs.

As such, LED lighting can be made to look just like any other light bulb, or typical fluorescent bulbs. It’s no surprise that people who have been steadfast lighting purists are now switching to LEDs too. 

As LED lighting is such a gigantic area, it can be hard to know all of the ins and outs of this exciting new frontier. This article is put together as a practical resource when it comes to LED lighting design for a residential setting, we hope it can give you an idea of how you can make better use of your LED Rope Lights.

 

Why LED?

The difference in energy efficiency compared to Incandescent and Fluorescent options is staggering, which offers notable energy savings. They also last a lot longer than traditional bulbs and don’t contain harmful chemicals like mercury. They also provide many options for brightness and light temperature. Due to the compact nature of LEDs, they can come in all different shapes and sizes. There is an almost unlimited amount of ways that light can be used, or added to an existing home environment.

 

Different Light Functions

Light can be categorised into different functions, these are ambient lighting, task lighting, accent lighting as well as decorative lighting. Every category provides a different purpose. When you are planning your lighting setup for a home, you should understand how this light can complement each other.

 

Ambient lighting

This provides a nice diffused and uniform amount of lighting through a room, used for general vision, as well as orienting yourself. Typical examples of this are recessed downlights, cove lighting, or pendant hung fixtures. 

 

Task lighting

This provides light within an area where an activity is carried out, for example, above a kitchen countertop where you prepare your meals or a reading lamp. This is targeted at a specific area, in addition to existing ambient lighting.

 

Accent Lighting

This is used to highlight certain objects, like artwork, architectural features or interior design pieces. The aim of this is to create a contrast in the brightness. It is usually implemented by using a recess or adjustable fixtures, or track lighting.

 

Decorative Lighting

The main function of decorative lighting fixtures is to be aesthetically pleasing. This could be Chandeliers, and sconces or more recently, LED strip lighting is often employed around the house to create a modern, colourful look in a room.  This video is a great example of how someone hs taken LED RGB Lighting to the next level.

 

 

Now, to utilise in your home!

All of these elements are used together to create a comprehensive lighting setup for a home. Think about the layout of your house and what lighting is warranted. You can find everything you will need for your interior design idea on our website.

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