WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF LED LIGHTING AVAILABLE AT HABITAT?
LEDs - or light emitting diodes for those who wish to know - are long-long-lasting, energy-efficient light bulbs. With such admirable traits, here at Habitat we love these little beauties, which is why they can be found in a whole number of our lighting designs.
LEDs can be found in many of our(very handy in terms of lowering the number of times you may have to find the stepladders before you can change the light bulb), not to mention desk lights, and table lamps. In addition, we offer a number of variations on this type of bulb; explore candle shaped bulbs, dimmable bulbs, golf ball bulbs and pygmy bulbs. If you have a pendant light you’d love to fit with a unique, decorative bulb - look no further.
If you are looking for something a little ‘softer’ then LED fairy lights should definitely spark your interest. Drape them elegantly over a room divider, large sideboard or even a houseplant. Tiny touches of light are sometimes all it takes to elevate a room’s decor, which is exactly why the experts always say a room should ‘sparkle’.
WHAT ROOMS ARE LED LIGHTS GOOD FOR?
If the sunshine gives us energy, are light bulbs able to work in a similar way? Yes, which is why it stands to reason that we need to be selective about which LED lights to place in which room. After all, the bedroom and lounge might benefit from ambient lighting, while the home office will need something to help the inhabitant stay alert. Is this achievable?
Yes, of course. The clever thing to know is thatcan project a number of different tones and shades. For example, some bulbs produce a whiter light, which in turn helps us to stay focused and awake. One for the study lighting then. On the flip side, other bulbs may emit warmer, cosier hues, inviting our brain to start relaxing; the perfect ingredient for a good night’s sleep.
So it’s obvious the kind of lighting you might want in the study vs the bedroom, but what about the LED kitchen lights? Well, when you think about it, the kitchen is essentially a workspace. Our days begin here, therefore bulbs that wake us up are perfect here - it’s never a good idea to start feeling drowsy when chopping fruit for breakfast. That said, the kitchen is also the space in which we often eat our evening meals, at a time in the day where we wish to wind down. With this in mind, a pendant light, hanging over the kitchen table and omitting warm light, is the perfect way to strike a balance.
Finding the right LED bathroom lights also presents a similar dilemma. On one hand, the bathroom is the space where we get ready in the morning. We shave in here, apply our make-up, therefore we need lights that awaken our senses. On the other hand, we also love to soak in the bath at the end of a hard day, book at the ready, glass of wine in hand.
In this instance, it might be helpful to know that interior designers recommend three spots of lighting per room; two for ambience, one for function. With this in mind, the functional light can be the ceiling light. Opt for dimmable - easy to adjust in order to suit your mood, as well as the time of day. You can also place a bulb into the shower, a great option for employing light that can slowly wake you in the morning - the perfect accompaniment to any invigorating shower gel. Finally, place some lights around the bathroom mirror. This will help highlight your make-up/shaving routine in the morning, yet can also be utilised as soft background lighting when you’re sipping that wine.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LED LIGHTNG?
If protecting the environment is your thing (and let’s face it, we should all be doing our bit) then LEDs are a great place to start. We have our lights glaring for so many hours of the day, particularly in winter, that it makes sense to do all we can to keep our energy usage to a little as possible. Not to mention the fact they don’t half help in cutting the household bills.
The beauty of LEDs is that they are extremely energy efficient, consuming up to 90% less power than incandescent bulbs. If you change every light in your home to LED bulbs, then you will inevitably see a dramatic decrease in power costs - not to mention money saved in maintenance and replacement costs as a result of their long lifespan. If you haven’t switched to LEDs yet, then maybe it’s time to come out of the dark?