13 Oct 2023

Here are our TOP lighting ideas and money savers that add value and style to your home. Consider adding aesthetic value to your home by simply updating your lightning!

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Before you update your furnishings, replace your floors, or renovate your living spaces consider updating your lighting instead. Good Lighting is an example of quality design and one of the most cost-effective ways to modernise and up style your home without breaking the bank on expensive renovations.

Lighting, when done well, generates a composition of light, layers, direction, and flow.
The ambiance and style of your home is strongly influenced by how you use lighting and light fixtures.

Here Are Some Ideas to Follow

Remember the purpose of the room

This should be the first thing you think about before putting up and replacing light fixtures.
The lighting you put in your living spaces should be both calming and friendly.

Tip: Consider using pendant lights and under-cabinet LED lighting in your kitchen and laundry spaces as they work well with a variety of layouts.

Instead of using central lights, use ambient lighting

Small ambient lights, rather than the more traditional central lighting, give a place a more defined personality, warmth, and softness. They also have a better chance of reaching out to the room’s darkest corners.
Tip: Backlighting objects helps to highlight them. The extra oomph is added by casting indirect light on decorative objects and paintings.

Chandeliers can make a statement!

A chandelier can instantly transform a space. You can always find a chandelier that suits your taste, whether it’s trendy, contemporary, or traditional.
Tip: Before getting a chandelier, keep in mind the size of the room.

Illumination – Don’t overdo it

That is the issue with illumination. Keep it subtle too much light, especially at night, can be uncomfortable and rather jarring, ask your electrician for lighting advice to ensure the right amount of light will add depth to your space.

Unexpected lighting is a great idea.

To create the element of style surprise, look for opportunities to install light fixtures in alcoves, and wall niches.
Lightning can sometimes cost you more than your budget. It is important to know the cost of light fixtures before you light up your space.

Here Are Some Tips That Will Save You Money on Your Electricity Bill

Use dimmers wherever possible

Dimmers can instantly transform the mood of a room while also helping you save money on your electric bill. Not only do modern light dimmers save you energy, but they also extend the life of your light bulbs!

Light dimmers save energy by reducing the flow of electricity to the bulb and allowing lights to operate with lower power outputs.

Add a touch of glam with ceiling fan LED Lights

Ceiling fans with LED lights are a great choice for anyone looking to add both style and function to the home. They are energy efficient, versatile, and come in a wide variety of designs, making them the perfect choice for any space. 

The average ceiling fan will consume between 60w and 100w of energy, not much more than a 60w light bulb, and so are an extremely energy efficient form of cooling and heating.

Install task lighting

Turn on under-cabinet LED lights when entertaining to create a dramatic look. LED under cabinet lighting is energy efficient and will save you money on your electricity bill.

Installed as your light source, LED strip lights guzzle less electricity to produce the same light output. The potential savings are significant – LEDs draw up to 85% less electricity than conventional incandescent lighting, and around 18% less electricity than CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Lamps).

Use LED downlights in common living spaces as they are energy efficient and will save you money on your electricity bill

Switching to LEDs will help you reduce the amount of energy you use. This means you can expect to see long-term cost savings on your bills. For example, if you change 20 halogen downlights to LED downlights, you can save up to $210 a year on energy costs.

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