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LED Lighting Ideas for Your Home

Lighting is one of the most important design decisions you will make around the home. Lights are used for all different reasons – such as to highlight task areas, zone spaces, change the mood of your rooms, add visual interest and bring attention to design features in the home (e.g. art or architectural details).

For the past few years, interior designers and homeowners have begun leaning towards using LED lighting as much as possible. LED lights are super energy efficient and use around 85% less energy than halogen or incandescent lighting. Not only is this obviously much better for the environment but it also results in significant savings to power bills.

 

Downlights

Dimmable LED lights in all of the living spaces (i.e. bedrooms, lounge/living areas). Having dimmable lights means that different moods can be created depending on what is happening or what light might be needed. Kids can also have the lights dimmed at night in lieu of a night light.

 

Normally you might expect to find downlights in each corner of a room and although there’s nothing wrong with that, if you have ornate ceilings and don’t want to interrupt them, place the lights in groupings of two in discrete parts of the ceiling, as you can see in the images. The result is a modern lighting solution in the middle of an original feature and the combination of the two works really well together. 

 

Strip Lighting in the Bathroom

LED strip lighting is a great way to bring a different lighting mood to your bathroom. LED strip lighting under the medicine cabinets in both the main bathroom and the ensuite, you can’t see these at all during the day, but when turned on at night they give off a soft glow and create a lovely evening atmosphere. They are also a great idea for homes with kids as these can be left on all night for when little people need to take those inevitable night trips to the bathroom. 

 

Wall Lights

A different kind of LED lighting solution are LED up/down wall lights. These lights are great for this hallway as they light the space while giving the walls some extra interest during the day when the lights aren’t on. Their modern shape makes them almost like little architectural features of their own. 

 

Outdoor Spotlights

Don’t limit your LED lights to just the indoor area of your property, they are also a great solution for outdoors. They can be put on sensors for safety (to see where you’re going when you approach the house at night) and security (so they switch on if unwanted guests approach the perimeter of the home).