How To Illuminate Your Stylish Home With Modern Lighting Technology
Lighting technology is continually evolving, and we can take advantage of these modern advancements and add them to our home decor. In my latest article, I check out a variety of light options – continue reading to find out more.
Lighting is not always about illuminating your home; we can also use energy-saving bulbs to reduce our carbon footprint or even install smart LED lights that change the colour of your room depending on your mood or style. In the following points on my lifestyle blog, I will be running through ways you can add new and unique lighting features to your home.
Using too much energy can be a huge issue and concern for homeowners. However, this area has improved considerably thanks to the advancement of lighting technology. LED lights can significantly increase energy efficiency, offering an average lifespan of 25,000-50,000 hours compared to old traditional bulbs, which typically run for only 1,200 hours. Additionally, LED lights use 75% less energy, reducing your electricity bill (and lowering your carbon footprint).
Smart lighting offers a massive upgrade to standard lighting systems, allowing you to control your lighting remotely using your smartphone or even via voice commands (we are now living in the world that movies showcased to us many years ago!). Additionally, you can program your smart light to switch on automatically at specific times and change to different colours for a particular occasion. Smart lighting allows you to have total control of the ambiance in your home. However, getting them installed correctly by a lighting technology expert is essential to get the best possible result for your designer home.
Design & Aesthetics
Modern lights are available in various styles and designs, allowing you to bring your style to any room in your home and even add a touch of sophistication. No matter your taste, you can easily opt for bold designs or even something modern and minimalistic. There are almost endless choices available regarding colours, shapes, and sizes, and you can even have them installed and placed almost anywhere to create the atmosphere you want to achieve.
Thanks to modern lighting tech, you can now extend the style of your home’s interior to the outside – from bright floodlights (for ample illumination) to energy-saving solar lights that can light up your patio, driveway, or garden effectively. Incidentally, improved outdoor lighting can increase your home security and safety.
If you want to add new lighting technology to your home, follow these additional tricks to upgrade your home further.
- Experiment With Lighting Layers: use a mix of different lighting techniques to create a balanced and flexible effect.
- Light Temperature: Lighting is available in different temperatures, from warm (yellow), cool (blue), or just simply white (my personal preference), and each will provide a different mood, depending on what you are looking for.
- Dimmers: My dad installed dimmers since I was young, and I’ve always enjoyed the ability to adjust the light levels according to your mood. From experience, I would recommend them for the living room or bedroom.
- Bulb Lifespans: LED lights may offer a more expensive upfront cost than standard bulbs; however, their longer life ensures they are cheaper in the long run.
Modern lighting installed into your home allows you to combine style and functionality effectively and efficiently – use a mix of energy-saving bulbs, smart solutions, and contemporary designs to ensure your home is illuminated beautifully for you and your guests.