How to light up a house? 

How important is it to know how to light up your house?

In our opinion, CREST LED is essential to know how to light up a house by choosing the right sources of lights based on a series of requirements and requirements that are often specific to each individual circumstance.

In this article, we will provide you with a small guide and practical tips on how to choose the right sources to light your home or your work environment.

When I get into badly lit shops, I have an unpleasant and irritating feeling, poorly lit rooms make me anxious and annoy me, if the poorly lit goods are not valued, a dark shop gives me a bad opinion and I gives the feeling that they want to save electricity by keeping half of the lights out. But that’s not how you save energy the right way!

I happened to go into clothing stores for children lit up with white spotlights with a bluish light! What a mess! A horrible light that after 5 minutes annoys my sight. The colors of the exposed garments are totally distorted by the bad quality of the light. To better perceive the colors of the garments how many times have you had to go out of the store under the natural sunlight. On the other hand, over-lit stores are annoying to the eye and dazzling.

Working in this sector for years, the first thing I look at in stores and the way they are illuminated, while my wife obviously looks at something else!

How do you choose the right lighting for your home and professional environments?

By continuing to read our Guide to choosing the right light source for your environments we will give you very useful information on how to choose:

The correct amount of light should be calculated taking into account multiple factors such as the surface to be illuminated. The height of the ceiling, and distance from the walls, any windows, etc.

How to choose the right amount of light?

Perhaps many people do not know that there are reference regulations, such as the  Unified Text on Safety in the Workplaces  DM 81/2008 which also deals with the issue of lighting, examined in detail with the European standard  EN 12464-1  “lighting of workplaces”   which replaced the historic  UNI 10380 of 1994.

It is always good to rely on accredited designers or certified lighting designers if you want to achieve the correct lighting-technical result.

How to choose the color of Light to light up a house?

The color of light is generally available in 3 shades ranging from cold light 6000K, to natural white 4000K to warm light 3000K.

We almost always discourage the use of white light 6000K because it has a low CRI value (color rendering index). And also because, especially in working environments, prolonged exposure can tire the eyes, straining the eyes.

For work and living areas such as kitchens, we are happy to recommend 4000K natural light. Because it is a type of white light that is best able to imitate the natural light of the sun and very natural perception of colors.

For more intimate settings such as the living room, the bedroom we always recommend the 3000K warm light. Because it is a type of comfort light and one that comes closest to the color of the old halogen filament lamps.

How to choose the type of light source?

The choice of the light source is fundamental for good lighting, how do you choose the right one?

The answer is: It depends on the result you want to get!

  • The light can be:
  • Direct
  • Live
  • On time
  • Widespread

Direct Light

It is the classic source of ceiling or wall lighting (the classic ceiling lights)

Indirect or reflected light

how to light up a house When the light source is aimed at ceilings and walls, then the worktops are indirectly illuminated. It is much recommended to create the right settings without having direct glare from the light source. An example is the veils illuminated with LED strip lights pointed in the ceiling, the light appears diffused and poor in shadows.

Punctual Light

It is a punctual light source and spreads in all directions in a uniform manner. The light sources consist of individual lamps. Usually, it is used to illuminate paintings, mirrors, an example is a directional spotlight.

Diffused light

This type of light makes it possible to obtain a uniform light in the environment to be illuminated without shadows and darker areas. A classic example is lighting systems with aluminum profiles and LED strips

How to choose the positioning of the light points?

The choice of positioning is equally important to achieve the desired effects. A wrong placement can cause highly illuminated areas or dark areas.

There are calculation programs for choosing the positioning of the light sources. But if we want to explain in a simple way we can say that based on the characteristics of the light source (power, lumens supplied, light beam, height of the points). With some simple trigonometry calculations it is possible to calculate the distances for example between a spotlight and another.

A badly lit environment, in addition to not being valued, is also an unpleasant environment.

Proper lighting at home, or at work gives us a better quality of life.

The advantages of good lighting

  • Stress away
  • Increases cognitive functions
  • Helps to make decisions
  • It is essential for the regulation of circadian rhythm (mood disorders, insomnia)
  • Stimulates the production of vitamin D
  • Improves the body’s defenses

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