November 15th, 2016 by weblog

Once again, we want to recall the importance light bulb has when you are developing an interior design project, as much as we want to help you choose the most appropriate type of ceiling fixtures amongst all the options that exist.

If you’re wondering how to choose the best lighting bulb for your interior design project, we have the answer. There are several infographics that may help you with this matter – they will show you which is the best option and explain why. We really want you to know all about the bulbs you can find at the market.

SEE ALSO: CONTEMPORARY HOME INTERIOR DESIGN AND DECOR BY FELICIE-LE-DRAGON

But there’s more about this article. We believe that several mistakes can be avoided concerning lighting projects if you know which are the best lighting fixtures for the room you are working on. Each space has special needs, and they will get their special solution… But you will know how to do it. We at Home Design Ideas want to help you!

Bulbs

Three of the most common energy-efficient lighting types include halogen incandescent bulbs, CFLs, and LEDs. Let’s see the characteristics of each one of those lighting bulbs. Even so, LED really is the best option regarding its low energy consumption.

LEDs

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The light emitting diode (LED) are semiconductors that convert electricity into light. LEDs are a type of solid-state lighting and are one of today’s most energy-efficient and rapidly-developing technologies. The main advantage is that this kind of lighting uses only 20%–25% of the energy and lasts up to 25 times longer than the traditional incandescent bulbs. LEDs are more expensive but clearly are worth the investment – in the long run, you’ll save money.

HALOGEN INCANDESCENT BULBS

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This kind of bulb have a capsule inside that holds gas around a filament to increase bulb efficiency. They are available in a wide range of shapes and colors and can be used with dimmers.

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Traditional incandescent and halogen incandescent bulbs can be mixed up. As you can read here, both incandescent and halogen bulbs are based on the concept of two parallel metal wires transmitting an electrical current to a tungsten filament that connects them, heating the filament to a point where its heat is reflected as light and they both put a glass housing around the wires and filaments to amplify the light that is produced. The major difference between an incandescent bulb and a halogen bulb is the gasses that each produce within its glass bulb. The purpose of gas production is the same in that it is meant to the slow evaporation of the filament and keep it from rusting. Both incandescent and halogen bulbs go dark when the filament wears out. Incandescent bulbs fill with a mixture of 93 percent argon and seven percent nitrogen, both of which are inert gasses. A halogen bulb adds a halogen gas, such as iodine or bromine, creating a chemical reaction that regenerates evaporated tungsten and puts it back on the filament, helping to extend the filament’s life and therefore the life of the light bulb. However, incandescent bulbs are less efficient than halogen bulbs are, using about 90 percent of the energy that they consume to produce heat and turning less than five percent of it into light.

CFLS

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Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are simply curly versions of the long tube fluorescent lights you may already have in your kitchen or garage. This kind of lamp use about one-fourth less energy than traditional incandescents and lasts ten times longer than a traditional incandescent bulb that puts out the same amount of light. A CFL uses about one-third the energy of a halogen incandescent. CFL bulbs are available in a range of light colors, including warm (white to yellow) tones that were not available when first introduced. Some are encased in a cover to further diffuse the light and provide a similar shape to the bulbs you are replacing. Fluorescent bulbs contain a small amount of mercury, and they should always be recycled at the end of their lifespan.

See the next infographics attentively in order to find out the main difference between LEDs, Traditional incandescent, Halogens, and CFLs:

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Ceiling Fixtures

Regarding lighting fixtures, there are many types you can choose – even if you need accent light. Take a look at this overview of  the types of fixtures available and tips on how they can satisfy your lighting and decor needs.

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Recessed lighting (the first example in the infographic above) is one of the several options for ceiling fixtures. Installed above the ceiling, this type of lighting is used as focal point light. It has an opening that is in contact with the ceiling. A recessed light requires at least 6 inches of clearance above the ceiling. Recessed lighting sends a band of light in one direction; it can be used to provide ambient, task or accent lighting to highlight decor details.

See the next infographic and find out why you should use recessed lights:

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Do you need some guidelines for choosing and placing recessed lights? You can see many solutions on how to install recessed lighting by clicking here.

Now that you know the importance a light bulb can have in any Interior Design project and which is the most appropriate type of ceiling fixtures for your project or home, give us some feedback. We hope this will be helpful.

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June 23rd, 2015 by weblog

Vintage Floor Lamps will help you getting a luxury living room. Industrial living rooms can be associated to spaces that make you feel more lived-in. Spaces like this usually consist of high ceilings, exposed walls and flooring that can even pass for Brutalism. Unfinished walls, no ceilings – just like that. Although in modern times, this look is achieved by renovating or reinventing a certain space because designers or decorators strip the living room for example of their old wallpapers or ceiling, leaving the brick, concrete walls, beams and vents exposed. However, and besides all this casual details, Industrial Living Rooms can be Luxury Living Rooms.

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Jackson” is a sophisticated floor lamp with the mix between the straight lines and the curve lampshades in gold, which give it a distinct and luxury touch. The room is all white that contrast with the golden details of the light fixture. The light of this modern lamp is very soft also so is suitable for any room. If you are seeking for living room design ideas this may be perfect to you.

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Jackson is a good example of the details you can take advantage of in order to transform your industrial living room into a luxury living room. See the entire article at Unique Blog.

See also: HOW TO GET A LUXURY LIVING ROOM PT 1: GOLDEN LIGHTING

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December 10th, 2014 by weblog

Here we are again to give you the world’s best decor Decorative Lights. It’s never too late to remember you that lighting is one of the most important details when it comes to home or hospitality decor. It’s mandatory for you to know the best points of each room that should be illuninated. But the lighting piece itself is important as well. What’ s about having the light well placed, if it is a really ugly piece?

But more than all that, it’s importante to find the perfect lamp style. Vintage is always a good idea. Do you want to go straight to the past? So, it’s time to see some vintage decorative lights.

Look at this red light fixture, designed by David Abad. It has an elegant cluster of 19 simple sockets with clear globe bulbs and stainless steel ring. Just lovely. You can use it in a dining area or kitchen. And it would be great in a living room as well. It’s up to you!

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At this image you can see some vintage/industrial high ceilings and foot lamp. This eclectic dining area joins vintage, industrial and rustic styles. And it results just great!

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This cooper lights, designed by Francesco Rota are simply gorgeous. A mix between modern and vintange elegance!

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And finally, this charming vintage bathroom. The industrial/vintage chandeliers are the perfect choice! They give the room a spectacular mood.

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Well, these are our suggestions for you to travel into the past with beautiful vintage decorative lights. We sincerely hope you love this post and that your decorator side was already woken up.

Be happy and explore our pinterest boards for more inspirations. Get more ideas for your projects and find functional, stylish and sizable lighting choices.

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Best tips for a vintage decor with copper lighting
December 9th, 2014 by weblog

You can add vintage copper lighting to modern interiors or you can select items that have both modern and vintage feel.

Copper is a material with whom you can play in order to make a room vintage-feeling. this is a material that have been used for thousands of years. Therefor copper has an intrinsic way of being vintage.

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The kitchen is a great place to transform into vintage or add a retro piece. you spent a lot of time in it and you want to have it organized, beautiful, functional and with lots of light. To make all that vintage-inspired you must throw in a copper lighting fixture; in a kitchen it will be perfect a globe copper lighting to reflect the white and gray pallet of colors, a fixture that resembles the lighting used on boats, more industrial vintage and even a simpler one but made with copper makes all the difference because this material has a aging characteristic that makes it unique as the years go by.

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For living spaces like hall, living room or even a bedroom will fit perfectly some little appointments of copper lighting like a hanging bulb with copper detailing,

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Vintage are pieces that will give your place a unique feeling. Look to the difference that a lighting vintage decor makes to a living room! complete different!

The refllection of copper will help your space to be bigger and with a glimpse of shine, the aged felling of the copper will give that living room a vintage connotation and i am sure you want that. Who doesn’t want to be on trend with the new trend setter that is copper lighting?

An example of light fixture that will look perfect on your living room is ETTA a suspension fixture by the brand Delightfull. This lighting fixture will give a natural retro glow to your dining room for instance with its different, elegant and layered figure.

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This photo is a good example of the copper aged how he looks after a couple of years, but it really depends on the type of copper you never know with which fixture you will end. That certainty that you will have is that this is a trend and if you like retro and vintage things you will not be disappointed because this is a very interesting and versatile material.

 

 

 

 

 

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