Common lighting mistakes to avoid in a residential area
Getting the lighting correct is easier said than done, especially when residential environment is under consideration. The lighting structure’s dilemma can misguide the home owners as well as some interior decorators in choosing such fixtures that cannot illuminate. However, sometimes there is a set of many inaccurate specifications that must be ignored to make the living area adequately illuminated, without wasting even a shred of energy.
Mistake 1 – The recessed downlights are Cool Lights; however, the lighting system is not the brightest of all. The recessed downlights are inexpensive, and there is a false notion that placing them everywhere in regular grids can illuminate the entire area. In reality, the optics of recessed downlights has a lumen that is equivalent to that of a lamp. Regardless of a number of can lights installed, the entire kitchen area will look like a dark cavern because of their faulty placements.
Mistake 2 – Most of the times, the homeowners as well as interior designers do not pay heed to the task lighting systems. Installing task lights is one of the smartest and most economical ways to illuminate the entire kitchen area. Add LEDs over the cabinets to ensure that the kitchen area is sufficiently lit.
Mistake 3 – One of the mistakes done by interior designers and home owners is to add only downlight in the bathroom area without any side lightings. Adding only downlights creates unflattering and magnified shadows if they are not supported by subtle side lights.
Mistake 4 – Homeowners prefer brightness in the living area. However, using halogen and incandescent sources without dimming can cause the entire area to be heated. Also, continuous use of halogen bulbs at a high level can cause to decrease their longevity. It is advisable to use dim overheads, Design Lights and wall washers to set a relaxing mood in the area.
All such mistakes should be avoided to ensure that an energy-efficient lighting system is present in the residential area.
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