Rose Brothers and Sons Electric offer these 5 tips for choosing lights for your home. As Greater Cincinnati electrical contractors, we are often asked to install lighting in new homes. Here are a few ideas to help you make the most out of your indoor and outdoor lights
1.What Are Your Goals
When you begin choosing the lights for your new home, remember that most rooms require more than one type of lighting. Task lights, overhead lights and aesthetic lights are all important. Consider your kitchen for example. You’ll need a good overhead light for most activities and a few task lights to help you see. Lights are often added at the stove area, around the sink where you do dishes and under cabinets where you may need more direct light. Choosing the right lighting for each individual room will create the right ambience in each room and give you the task lighting that makes you comfortable.
2. Choosing Lights For Safety and Security
Whether you are discussing indoor lights or outdoor lights, choosing lights to help you keep from falling or lights to deter intruders, should be one of your top priorities. Outdoors lighting should include lights along the walkways and at the entryways. This allows you ample light keep from tripping and to find your keys so you can get inside your home quickly. Lights on steps inside and out will help keep you from tripping and missing a step. Motion sensor lights work well in areas where you need lights for brief moments when you’re passing by. You should also install motion sensor lights around your house to keep intruders at bay. When it comes to adding lights to the outside of your home, you want to make sure the lighting isn’t so bright it will keep you or your neighbors up at night.
3. Choosing Lights For Aesthetics
Outdoors lighting can really add charm to your home at night. light sconces can be added either pointing down or up to give your home some character at night. Lights can also turn architectural aspects of your home into wonderful focal points. When you think about adding lights for looks to your home, take a tour of your neighborhood and see if you find any homes that light up nicely. Often neighborhoods are unique in the way they use outdoor lighting.
Indoor lighting is just as important when it comes to adding to your decor and design style. This is especially true when you consider hanging lights or chandeliers. Make sure the lighting you choose doesn’t outdate your home but instead, matches the decor and design of your home. If you have high ceilings, adding lights towards the ceiling can really add a nice touch. Recessed lighting is often all you need. You can choose recessed lighting that is stationary or that is directional based on your needs.
4. Choosing Lights For Ambience
Lights have a way of setting the tone for each room they are in. Choose your lights well and make sure you choose the correct size light bulb for each lamb or light fixture. Not only the size but the wattage is important. The correct wattage is necessary to keep you safe from fires and melting fixtures. Also choosing the wattage to add the right ambience is important. A light that is too bright will make you feel uncomfortable. Likewise, a low light that might be perfect in a bedroom would be hard to live with in other areas of the home. Lighting can create a comfort that adds to your home and makes your rooms more inviting.
Rose Brothers and Sons Electric can help you choose lights for your home. If you need help picking out fixtures or determining where to place your lights, call the lighting experts at Rose Brothers and Sons Electric. We can help you install all the lighting you’ll need.