It doesn’t have to be Christmas to let the fairy LED strip lights sparkle and it doesn’t have to be like the Spanish Inquisition just to position a few inbouwspots buiten for garden or LED spotjes to enhance your interior look.
As this article will prove, the use of inbouw LEDspots and other types of spotlights, up lights and even LED inbouwspots dimbaar badkamer which are dimmable LED spotlights for your bathroom, can transform your previously work a day bathroom into a deluxe home spa, ripe for relaxation and pampering!
Starting with what can often be the smallest room in the house, the loo or the bathroom might be a modestly sized space, which has to cram everything in. This can often mean that the lighting has been traditionally a tad basic, probably limited to just one bulb.
The good thing about LEDs is that they tend to be more waterproof than old fashioned incandescent bulbs, but please, do check that you are definitely installing badkamer inbouw led spots which are specifically meant for the bathroom area.
Recessed lighting can be used to great effect in the bathroom, to illuminate those dull spots and spotlighting in particular might shine a light onto those “task” areas such as the bathroom basin and mirror.
Once again, LEDs can take many forms here and LED strips can be a great way to illuminate your mirror in a pretty manner, which also helps with the application of make up as well.
LED strips as well as the correct sort of recessed and down lights might also be used around the bathtub, to enhance the glow as you relax.
As long as you have checked that these are the correct type to use in proximity with water, these may make a safer choice than candles.
THE LIVING AREAS
These days, the trend for lighting in communal areas is not to blind people with one or two extremely bright bulbs, focused only in the centre of the room, but to build up a gradual but layered effect all over the space.
Because also these days, more people are embracing open plan living, then we are seeing the re-emergence of the sitting- dining room or the dining- kitchen area. We are also seeing a shift towards just one downstairs living space comprising of lounge, kitchen and dining space.
If you are opting for this kind of treatment in your home, then it is important to open out the lighting to the task in hand.
Firstly you need to consider the practicalities of the lighting requirements for your space.
If this is principally the kitchen area then clearly, you are going to need enough light to see by, to prepare food.
In the olden days, a strip light flashed in an ugly manner from the kitchen, which made it too bright and impersonal.
Today, modern strip lighting does not have to be like that and newer fluorescent lighting is stylish, cost effective and even atmospheric.
LEDs have a big part to play in the kitchen lighting revolution and are highly useful as task lighting. With the correct use, your recesses could be brought back into the light, making your kitchen area look bigger and even cleaner!
Spotlighting is essential we think in any modern kitchen, but this is not the only potential use for LEDs.
The other strength of LEDs in either the kitchen or living areas is to provide an ambient light, which is enough to see by comfortably, but does not dazzle or shine.
This has been made even more achievable by the advent of dimmable LEDs, which have improved manifold since their first inception.
In times gone by – and not even that long ago – dimmer switches often did not work with LED bulbs. The good news is that today they can get along just fine together, however, you do need to by a dimmer switch which is compatible with LEDs.
Ambient lighting is not just limited to dimmable LEDs, or even effective recessed lighting.
We love the new trend of LED strips illuminating areas no one ever thought to brighten up before.
How about running a strip along the stairs, to help see in the dark, or across the skirting boards?
LED strips have even been placed under the bed, perfect for kids who are scared of the dark!
These days, the options are not confined to one ‘main’ area light and a couple of table lamps. LEDs can transform your living areas into focused and separate zones when necessary, dimming to a comfortable glow when you want to unwind.