Lighting Tips for Winter

Lighting Tips for Winter


Use these lighting ideas to help control your energy usage during long winter nights. Winter in India means foggy mornings and evenings. The lack of light, in effect means that your evening hours are longer, and this could start adding to your utility bills. It is important to make sure that you install energy efficient LED lighting products as much as possible.

Lighting Tips for Winter

Dim the lights to enhance efficiency

Dimmers let you adjust the light intensity and mood-setting of a room. Dimmers reduce the power of the lighting source or bulb so that they can save energy and extend the life of the bulb. You may choose to increase the light intensity while cleaning or mid-level dimmed light while watching TV and lower the intensity of lights at the end of the night for the transition to bedtime.

Switch to LED bulbs 

Switch to energy-efficient LED bulbs in decorative light fixtures that you use most. This one move is going to be one of the best you can take to save money on lighting.

Outdoor lighting

Outdoor lighting is a great way to keep your home safe and secure, particularly as the nights get longer. Yet keeping outdoor lights on overnight can be expensive. You might try to turn off outdoor lights before you go to bed at night, but another option might be to turn these lights on timers or motion detectors to automatically turn on and off when you need them.

 

If you're not sure where to start, use these room-by-room guides as a source of inspiration:

• Entryway:

Begin with a dramatic pendant light or a chandelier overhead, then add either a table or a floor lamp along with a console table and some artifacts.

Living room:

This is a fine place to use recessed lighting or cove lighting. If you have the main sitting area in your space, then use a larger overhead fixture light like decorative dome light or chandelier at the center of it. Place floor lamps where dark corners need to be lit. Eventually, if you already have a long table or other big pieces of furniture, you might want to consider adding a table lamp.

• Dining room:

This is the easiest room to be lit. Your main source should come from a large hanging light or a chandelier installed over the dining table. If there are additional dark corners, a floor lamp or a table lamp can be added.

• Kitchen:

Kitchen lighting is very complex. You might want to start with some recessed lighting. Focal areas, such as the kitchen island and the dining table, should have downlights or overhead pendants. Workspaces benefit from the introduction of under cabinet lighting. Additionally, you might add specific light sources of task light for the sink and hob.

• Bedroom: 

Preferably the bedrooms have a primary, overhead light source and table lamps on bedside tables. You may add a few decorative wall lights to add the personal touch.

• Bathroom: 

Recessed lighting is popular for the bathroom. You might also add task lights across the mirror or for just a spectacular touch, also add some overhead lights above the shower are.


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