The vibe, the energy, the spirit of a room in our home can change intensely depending on the interior lighting. That’s how important lighting is in our room.
To begin with, every home is unique and maintains a defined style that is incomparable to others. With this in mind, you can target the design and implementation of lighting in the different sections of the home, both for bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms and dining rooms.
When we talk about interior lighting, we can’t just mention style. Actually, there is more to it than that, and now you will know more about what you truly need.
The essence of interior lighting: the light bulb
As we mentioned to you earlier, the art of lighting does not only lie in the styling of a light bulb. The latter plays an important role in choosing which lighting will suit you best.
We’ll take you on a journey through time – let’s get started!
Light bulbs: goodbye candles!
Let’s start with the conventional: light bulbs. This type of lighting projects lights with incandescent yellowish tones, appropriate for some rooms of the home, or particular styles. It was created hundreds of years ago, and thanks to its invention, modernization in the energy market was growing.
However, with the advance of technology, this bulb evolved, as it was prone to deteriorate faster, and its energy consumption was higher. From it, it was possible to transform the incandescent energy, and transform it into a healthier energy for the planet. Read on to find out which one.
An alternative to the conventional light bulb: fluorescent lamps are more complex to understand. While they provide splendid illumination, such as in offices, hospitals and receptions, this lamp is composed of chemicals that are not very common.
Its use of mercury and other natural gases radiate energy when electric current makes contact with the cathodes, thus generating visible light. It uses less energy to produce the same amount of light as a light bulb and, indeed, can last longer.
LED lights top the list of light bulbs, especially for their energy efficiency and wide range of light colors. These features have made them well accepted by consumers. Therefore, their application has delivered splendid results in interior lighting design.
Types of interior lighting
It is time to start talking about what you are interested in: interior lighting and its different types. We advise you to analyze each of the following lighting styles well, as it is vital that you know exactly the characteristics of each one. In this way, your choice can be combined with the style of your home.
Generally speaking, general lighting is the foundation for any lighting scheme. Its purpose is to provide an even brightness in the room, while, at the same time, illuminating the ambiance of the area.
Central pendants are regularly used as chandeliers. Modern models are composed of LED light bulbs, whose service life is longer than that of conventional incandescent light bulbs and, clearly, candles.
LED lights in chandeliers allow to give light in the room for more than 8 hours a day, and their durability can reach 15 years of use. However, it will be convenient to accompany the general lighting lamps with other lighting, so the light will illuminate every corner of the area and eliminate unflattering shadows.
Task or task lighting
This style of lighting is installed to illuminate a specific space and complete a specific task or job, such as reading, cooking, working or studying. It is recommended to use a high wattage so that the light illuminates perfectly and to always accompany it with ambient light. This will not cause eyestrain.
Task lighting works perfectly well with incandescent bulbs, and can be used in table lamps. If you want a more modern style, lamps with LED lights abound in the market, such as our table lamps. Designed with solid wood, they provide customizable colored lights for any occasion.
Shares a similar concept to general lighting; the difference is that ambient lighting focuses on the direction of light. Its purpose is to customize light spectrums for certain occasions, mainly for entertainment purposes.
Are you having a family dinner? With ambient lighting you can adjust the intensity of the light to your liking; and if your requirement is more powerful, the use of LED lights will guarantee a great result. Ambient lighting is indirect, which makes it softer. It also helps eliminate unflattering shadows, and you don’t need natural light to beautify the room.
Accent lighting works to highlight a certain object or area, which requires more power to illuminate perfectly well. An example of accent lighting is found in art museums: works on display for the public are illuminated by this type of lighting. They focus their light on the object, highlighting its features and providing greater visibility.
For your home, it is ideal for illuminating the drawers in your kitchen, the shelf inside your bathroom or the closet in your bedroom.
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The world of interior lighting is wide and there are several options to choose from. Which one will you choose?