Over the past few years LED lighting has become the go-to source for homeowners since they are more efficient and longer lasting than other traditional light sources. When choosing the most appropriate LED lights for your home, there are several key factors to keep in ming. Below we will go over the most common areas and what to keep in mind when selecting your new LED fixtures.
A home's living room is usually a dedicated space that is meant for entertainment and relaxation. When deciding the go with LED lighting, you need to make sure that you choose the right color temperature and lumen output for this space. For a living room, we recommend adding recessed lighting with warm color tones that range from 2700 to 3000 kelvin. One common mistake from homeowners is that they think that the brighter the light output the better the space will be illuminated. However, this is not entirely true, brighter color temperatures cause you or guests to be more awake which is the total opposite of what a living room is there for. You want to make sure that the lighting is evenly placed so there are no shadows present. Another thing to keep in mind, is if your adding decorative fixtures or table lamps with LED light bulbs, you want to make sure the color temperature of all lighting sources match.
When choosing LED lighting fixtures for a kitchen area, there are several options available. You can mix and match fixtures to help you achieve a well-illuminated kitchen for cooking and entertaining. Just like in the living room, recessed ceiling lights are great for accent lighting. For task lighting, add under cabinet fixtures for form and function. If you have a kitchen island, you can add some mini pendants or island fixtures for that custom look. If you are looking for full control over your lighting, incorporate some dimmers. This will help adjust the light levels as needed for any type of occasion.
For a bathroom application, you want to choose LED fixtures that offer a high lumen output. In this area, you need added visibility for shaving or applying makeup. The choice in color temperature is entirely what you feel comfortable with. Many homeowners prefer to stick with warm color tones, like 3000 kelvin since it makes the room feel more inviting. It is also great for women who like to apply their makeup in the bathroom because cooler tones tend to make faces washed out with the white light output. You can add nice vanity or overhead fixtures with LED bulbs, which will complete your bathroom lighting with LED technology.
Just like the living room, a bedroom is a place where you want to relax. So you do not want to add bright color tones in overhead fixtures, recessed fixtures, wall sconces or table lamps. We recommend staying in the warm tone range of 2700 - 3000 kelvin. This will help create a warm and comfortable environment to relax in everyday.