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Choosing The Right LED Bulbs For Your Home

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  • November 13, 2018

Are you considering investing in a residential LED lighting retrofit? Here’s how to choose the best LED light bulb for any room in your home.


Are you unsatisfied with your current residential lighting situation? LED retrofitting is an affordable way to upgrade your existing system, so you can have a brighter, more energy efficient home without having to replace any fixtures.

In fact, residential LED lighting has incredible benefits for your home, including:

  • They are more energy efficient and lead to lower utility bills.
  • Unlike traditional light bulbs, they light up instantly and don’t take time to warm up.
  • They give off virtually no UV emissions, unlike some fluorescent lights.
  • They don’t contain any harmful materials and they’re 100% recyclable.

Affordable Residential LED Lighting Retrofits

At Fluorescent Man Lighting, we provide a wide range of interior and exterior residential lighting services from LED retrofits to comprehensive maintenance programs to ensure that the light fixtures in your home are always working safely and as good as new.

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How to Choose The Best LED Light Bulb For The Rooms in Your Home

Every room in your home is different, so your lighting should be too. From low-temperature to high-temperature bulbs, the type of bulbs you use can help you stay focused, awake, and alert (ideal for home offices) or they can create a relaxed and calming atmosphere (perfect for the bedroom).

To help you make the most out of your residential LED lighting, here’s how to choose the right type of bulbs for any room in your home.

LED Lighting For Your Bedroom

You want a calm, relaxed, and peaceful atmosphere in your bedroom - one that will help you achieve a good night’s sleep.

In order to do this, you should:

  • Avoid bulbs that emit blue light waves as this will keep your circadian rhythm from confusing the light in your bedroom with the natural light outside.
  • If you need a bedside reading lamp, you should choose soft blues or neutral tones, since a cool white colour will create high contrast with the page.

Remember: By choosing the right bulbs for your bedroom, you will allow your brain to produce the melatonin it needs for a comfortable sleep.

Suggested Brightness Level: 1500 - 4000 Lumens

Suggested Color Temperature: 3000 K

 

LED Lighting For Your Home Office

When you’re installing lighting for your home office, you want to make sure that the bulbs you’re choosing will maximize your ability to be productive.

Here are some tips:

  • Cool-white lights that mimic daylight will increase serotonin production, keeping you energized, focused, and alert.
  • Place your lighting where it won’t create unwanted glares on your computer screen.
  • Consider using LED desk lamps that can offer great task lighting and that can switch colour temperature when you need.

Suggested Brightness Level: 3000 - 6000 Lumens

Suggested Color Temperature: 3000-5000K

 

LED Lighting For Your Living Room

The living room is a central place in your home; space where you entertain guests and also spend some time relaxing, which is why it’s important to have a mix of light sources that can adapt to whatever the mood/occasion is.

For your living room, you should:

  • Avoid bright, blue-light emitting lamps that create serotonin and give you energy.
  • Install adjustable spotlight lamps which can be pointed at walls to illuminate any family photos, artwork, or to reduce glare on the TV.
  • Positioning spotlights on the walls or ceilings is a great way to eliminate unwanted shadows.

Suggested Brightness Level: 1500 - 3000 Lumens

Suggested Color Temperature: 3000K

 

Get the Perfect Residential LED Lighting For Your Home

At Fluorescent Man Lighting, we can help you choose the perfect lighting for all the spaces in your home. If you want to find out more about our services, including LED retrofits and lighting installations, contact our Calgary office at 403-863-8529 or fill in our online contact form.


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