Using LEDs to Decorate Your Home


When choosing to update your home with new energy efficient lighting, there are a lot of things to take into account. We’ve addressed some things to consider when purchasing LEDs to help you make the best choice for your home:

Lighting Colours

For LEDs there are two colours to choose from: Warm White and Cool White. Warm White bulbs emit a warm, relaxing feel to the room and are great for creating an inviting atmosphere. Cool White bulbs emit a bright neutral white light that is ideal for concentration and clearer vision. For these reasons Warm Whites are usually used in bedrooms and living rooms and Cool White is used in offices, bathrooms and kitchens.

warm white and cool white

Accent Lighting

If you have an item you really want to highlight, whether it’s an ornament or even a bunch of flowers, a spotlight is perfect for drawing attention. One of the key things to get right when using a spotlight is the beam angle. A general guide to beam angles is: if it is smaller than 30° it is a small concentrated spotlight, if it is between 30° and 50° is a wider beam angle for spotlighting larger items or for use as accent lighting and beam angles over 50° is usually used for general room lighting. Spotlights are usually placed in ceilings or display cabinets but can make a bold statement when lower down and facing upwards.

Spotlight Beam Angles

Try Something Different

Striplights work brilliantly as accent lighting in rooms of under cabinets in kitchens. You could even get multi-coloured ones to liven up a dull space. The lights are adjustable and can be used creatively in any room.

Strip Lights

Don’t Confine Fairy Lights To Christmas Trees

Fairy lights can look great placed in a child or teenagers bedroom, it can be formed into a design, can be strung through bed posts or it can be used creatively for above a child’s play area.

Fairy Lights Bedroom

Outdoor Lighting

Most striplights can be used as exterior lighting as the majority are waterproof. They can be used for different things such as highlighting a garden path or going across a garden fence. Fairy lights can also be used outdoors and can be creatively strung alongside your garden fence

Outdoor Lighting - Strip Lights

The Latest Technology

The LIFX bulb is a WiFi connected bulb that is controlled by your smartphone. The bulb is installed just like a regular bulb, all you have to do after that is install the app. The app has many features allowing you to control the brightness, and the colour of the bulb remotely as well as setting lighting programmes and preferences for your selected bulb(s) to follow.

LIFX

Retro

With the release of antique filament bulbs it now means you can have the antique look with all the energy saving benefits of LEDs. The original filament bulb releases a warm glow which is so versatile it can work in an urban atmosphere or a more elegant setting.

LED Filament Candle