by: Jeff Carpunky
"Light has illuminated the path of humanity" – While Einstein was
probably referring to one of his mind-blowing theories, lighting has
also revolutionized the home. Before incandescent and fluorescent
lighting, most activities stopped after dusk. Only royalty and the
aristocrats had the money for torches, lamps, and candles. Yet nowadays,
lighting is used for more than just being able to use the computer to
buy dog food at 2 AM in your pajamas. Lighting has become a crucial
pillar in the foundation of home decoration and design.
Outside lighting – lighting around your house not only brings an
additional layer of security but also can complement your landscaping
and outside decorations.
Lamps – lamps are not so much about the light but rather the
decoration and style; make sure it matches the rest of your décor.
However, a nice soft yellow light would be nice to set a mellow and cozy
Room lights – lighting in your home is critical, not only for mundane
things like checking your plummeting stock portfolio in the newspaper
but also for illuminating the rest of your furniture. So to have great
room lighting, have quality standup lights that can project across the
entire room. For the lights installed in the ceiling, either buy new
ones that match your décor or at the very least get quality light bulbs
that complement your home and suit your lifestyle:
Technologies – there are many kinds of light sources; the two major
ones used in residential homes are incandescent and fluorescent.
Although fluorescent are big energy-savers, the white light they give
off are not very pleasing to the eye. Incandescent light bulbs come in
all sorts of strengths from less than 10 to more than a 100 watts
although 60 should be plenty. Halogens are also common as room lights.
They are actually quite flattering and very powerful, resulting in
brilliant light to 300+ watts.
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