3 wise ways to choose lighting for each room
May 27th, 2015 by weblog

Unique Blog seems to be focused on lighting techniques and tips this week and we are loving it (today they gave us 3 wise ways to choose lighting for each room). Let’s see another post from this blog, that is one of our biggest inspirations:

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Looking for the best lighting options for the different rooms of your home? It might be hard to find it but you will and today’s post will be your best friend during this adventure!

We’ve posted before about lighting techniques (as downlight and spot light), about the different kind of lighting fixtures you may find in the market, and even about the most efficient lighting bulbs you can choose for your lamps. But today we will help you choosing wisely the right lighting options for the different rooms. Because each one of it has it’s own necessities.

See also: THE BEST LIGHTING BULBS FOR YOUR LAMPS

Living Room

Here’s an old trick: light up three of the four corners, focusing one of those lights on an object (like a plant, a chair or a painting). Use a combination of table lamps and floor lamps, some with a downward glow and some that shine upward.

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Dining Room

Your dining table needs to be the brightest spot in the room. Use a chandelier or a pendant above the table. Indirect lighting is the best for the remaining spots in the room. A small table lamp on a sideboard or matching sconces on the wall above are both perfect options.

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Kitchen

If you spend a good part of your time in the kitchen you know that it’s importante to illuminate work surfaces. Use pendants, under-cabinet lights.

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Bedroom

You will appreciate this advise later: place reading lamps or sconces by the bed (but not pointed directly at it). If you have track fixtures, angle them away from the bed, toward the dressing area and include a small, intimate lamp in a sidetable.

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Bathroom

Ladies: from now on your best friend will be a pair of sconces. There’s no best way to apply makeup that having a couple sidelights. An overhead light helps fill in any shadows on your face and also fully illuminates the room (perfect for cleaning time). If you have a big bathroom, you might also want a light directly over the shower.

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Office

A home office requires a good deal of light for reading documents and writing. If you are the kind of person who spend a lot of time in your office, you should have a table lamp or a floor lamp right beside your writing desk.

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THE BEST LIGHTING BULBS FOR YOUR LAMPS
May 27th, 2015 by weblog

While visiting Unique Blog, we found an interesting article about lighting bulbs which we believe that can be very helpful for all the interior designers. This article refers the different types of bulbs that exist, teaches you how to choose energy-efficient lighting and informs you about all the lighting bulbs you can find at the market. Let’s see the article:

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.

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 the today’s most energy-efficient and rapidly-developing technologies. The thing is that this kind of lighting use only 20%–25% of the energy and last up to 25 times longer than the traditional incandescent bulbs. More: LEDs use 25%–30% of the energy and last 8 to 25 times longer than halogen incandescents, as well. LEDs are more expensive but they still save money because they last a long time and have very low energy use.

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HALOGEN INCANDESCENT LIGHTING BULBS

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This kind of lamps has 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 they can be used with dimmers.

Traditional incandescent and halogen incandescent bulbs may be confused. 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 gases that each produces within its glass bulb. The purpose of gas production is the same in that it is meant to 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 gases. 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 the light.

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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 lamps uses about one-fourth less energy than traditional incandescents and lasts ten times longer than a comparable 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 as 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.

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