You can light up your home in different ways. Lightning design principles are not only easy to install but also can save your money and enhance energy efficiency.
Keep in mind that not only the lightning alone can save your energy costs but also there are many other factors that are responsible for it like proper insulation, high performance windows, sealing air leaks and the installation of high efficiency air conditioners or furnaces.
The selection of lightning strategy depends upon some lightning design principles. Some of these design principles are given below:
Utilize your energy on rooms used most
If you try to utilize your energy in improving the lightning in the rooms that are used mostly in your home then, it will make a big difference.
Replace existing fixtures
If you have already radiant fixtures in your home replace them immediately with the hard-wired and dedicated lightning. This lightning will not only provide the improved aesthetics and light quality but also prevent the loss of efficiency benefits.
Coat lighting for maximum efficiency
If you coat the lightning you can produce the maximum efficiency and dramatic effects. This coated lightning will eliminate the need of additional portable lightning to illuminate your room.
Consider the room’s purpose and system
Before installing the lightning system in the room, consider the basic purpose and the activities which are performed mostly in that room. For example if you start from the kitchen, you can mount these less expensive strips of lights, above the kitchen cabinets to get maximum illumination.
Use covered light sources
We mostly notice illuminating ceiling or walls of the rooms instead of lightning bulbs. So, we can easily get rid of direct brightness from the lamp, by using the covered lightning sources.
Always try to prefer fluorescent on incandescent because fluorescents consume 25-35 of the electricity consumed by the incandescent and have shelf life of 10,000 hours as compared to the 1,000 hours of the incandescent.
The florescent you choose for your house, should have CRI of >80 and a color temperature of 3K degree Kelvin. You can also choose electronic ballasts to have a better illumination and energy efficiency.
Reduce the number of different light sources
It is better to limit the number of different light sources. For example you can use two different light sources of 3 foot and 4 foot, in case of linear florescent. It can help in replacing the lamp, used for lightning purpose.
It is not enough just to upgrade the lightning system in your home. You also have to consider the energy consumption in different controls like dimmers, remote controls and different type of sensors like photo sensors or occupancy sensors. Turn on the lights only when needed and keep the lights off when not in use because it will not only minimize the energy usage but also ensure that the unwanted lights are off.
Whether it’s Mid-century Modern, Art Deco, Industrial Lighting, or something altogether different, the lighting design experts at Illuminations Lighting Design in Houston have you covered. The top lighting design trends of 2021 are easy to implement under our expert guidance.
But, it’s also important to remember that the best lighting is one that works best for you and that you love. If you’re remodeling your home, building a new home, or want to transform the look of your home, contact one of our lighting designers today. We’ll find out what’s important to you and come up with ideas that will make your interior living space something you’ll want to come home to again and again. We serve all of Greater Houston and surrounding areas. Contact us today!