A Buying Guide to Pick the Best Lighting
Now that you are aware of the latest lighting trends to look forward to in 2021, here is a guide to help you buy the best lighting fixtures.
Types of Lighting
Following are the most common types of lights, and you must consider these options when you decide to purchase lights for your home, office, etc.
Light-Emitting Diode (LED)
LED lights to suffice any activity for lighting. It's highly energy-efficient and may change the future of lighting forever.
Moreover, LEDs are different and more economical on budget and energy part. They are a mix of 3 basic colors which give white light. LEDs emit light in a particular direction reducing the use of deflectors to avoid glare etc. They talk very light heat, plus, LEDs offer flush-mounted lights.
The incandescent light design is in the mix for over a hundred years. They are the least energy efficient. Despite being inefficient, they have the advantage of being economical. Additionally, they are available in all sizes, shapes, and warm light excellent colors.
There are 2 types of fluorescent lights:
- Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) - these have integral ballasts and screw bases, and people mostly use these lamps in household fixtures.
- Fluorescent tubes and lamps - specifically used as a task or work lights, such as in garages, gardens, cabinets, and large commercial areas.
Both types are energy saving compared to incandescent lights. They are most common due to their economy, persistent clean light, and will remain on for a longer time. Moreover, these bulbs don't get overheated.
These are easy to install. They are most economical on the energy part, as the name suggests their feature for the economy and being in the latest lighting trends.
You can always ask the manufacturers if replacement bulbs or batteries are in stock.
Once you finalize your lighting purchases, focus on buying different lights for different places. This ensures all rooms have a fresh look and purpose. Most people go for uniform lights at home.
That said, refer to the following points before buying lights:
Ambient: Ideally, general lighting, ambient light fills the room, making it easy for you to move around safely. Hence, you cannot leave out this factor.
Task or Work Light: It's self-explanatory as task or work lights will assist you in completing a particular job. This can vary from desk lamps, pendant, hanging lights, etc.
Accent: Lights illuminate a specific space, area, or surface like wall art, wall hangings, etc. They are more beneficial when they feature adjustable dimmers.
Purpose of Lighting
Most people miss this important factor, i.e., the place and its light requirement?
There are plenty of lighting options for a place. And different places are there for you to decide which need what type, kind, and color of lights.
We suggest you may have a second thought and survey your home again to decide what lights you need for different places. This will not make an extra or big impact on your budget. Some spaces need your special attention to buy the right lightings for that area.
Like for entryway, you may factor in a striking pendant or classic chandeliers. You can also add some wall hanging in the area or glass artwork, etc.
The bedroom is another area where you would love to spend your best time. Light it with overhead lights, table lamps, or lava lamps.
The kitchen is an important place in your home where you can opt for specific flush mount LED kitchen lights to give it a flourishing look. It will make it a more comfortable and go-to place in your home.
Likewise, you can assess your living, dining, and bathrooms to get the best, suitable light for them.
Mila 15" Wood Beaded/Metal LED Flush Mount, Antique Gold / Cream
This light fixture has the appeal of a vintage found piece, with neutral-toned wood beads and a glam gold finish on the metal accents. Designers often say lighting is "the jewelry of the home" and this piece is a statement necklace. We love finding flush mounts that make such a large style statement, with only 12.5" of drop -- perfect for any ceiling height!
We conclude that modern day lighting carries a niche for futuristic design. Lighting has become a defining commodity when it comes to homes, offices, and commercial spaces. The trend is here to stay. Light may be solar or electric; its ever-growing influence on our lives will keep evolving.
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