Gone are the days of having to make do with incandescent and fluorescent lamps as more and more homeowners are switching to LED lights to illuminate their homes. LED lights are energy-efficient, thus ensuring that you’ll pay a smaller amount once you receive your latest electricity bill.
LED lights also give off a more contemporary vibe to your home compared to incandescent and fluorescent lamps. But regardless of the type of lighting fixture that you want for your LED lights whether it be track, recessed (or “inbouwspots” in Dutch), or some other, you’ll want to properly position them in your home so that you can achieve the best light angles. To accomplish that, here are some key tips for you to follow:
Don’t position your LED Lights In The Ceiling Corners Of Your Home
You’ll want your LED lights to illuminate an entire room of your home instead of letting some light go to waste all because you’ve positioned them in the wrong area. You should position your LED lights a few inches away from the room’s ceiling corners to maximize the efficiency of the light.
Place Your LED Lights Well Away From The Running Diameter Of Ceiling Fan Blades
Another mistake that you might make when installing LED lights is installing them inside the running diameter of the blades of a ceiling fan. A few inches away from the circle formed by the blades of your ceiling fan is where you should place each of your LED lights so they won’t flicker when the fan is on.
Place LED Wall Lights On The Left And Right Sides Of Your Bathroom Mirror
You’ll want to see yourself in front of your bathroom mirror. As it can get very dark inside your bathroom without any lighting at all, you should install LED wall lights on the left and right-hand sides of its mirror.
However, you shouldn’t install recessed LED lights above your bathroom mirror as they can cast undesirable shadows while you’re standing in front of it.
Place LED Lights Above Each Of The Artworks Hanging On The Walls Of Your Home
You’ll want visitors to notice any artworks that you’ve decided to hang on the walls. The best way to do this is to install LED track lights above your art so that you can highlight them. You should make sure though that the LED track lights you’ll install are at least three times brighter than the LED lights you’ve installed in the entire room.
Place LED Lights Behind Couches Or Chairs Of Your Living Or Entertainment Room
To make your living or entertainment room more inviting to any visitors, you could install an LED light bar behind each couch or chair to give off the impression that you’re welcoming them to sit back and chill. However, don’t put them too low behind the lounges that it will distract people from looking and talking to you.
LED lights are forecasted to penetrate the global lighting market by as much as 61 percent in the year 2020. After all, with an increasingly tough global economy, homeowners are looking for ways to conserve energy and save money on their electric bills. LED lights are but one out of many energy-efficient solutions to hit home improvement stores everywhere. As a homeowner yourself, you may have also switched to LED lights. But aside from energy efficiency, you’ll also want the LED lights in your home to provide the best light angles so that you can maximize their use. The above-listed essential tips on positioning LED lights in your home should help you achieve that easily.