Any interior designer or architect will tell you that lighting is an integral part of your home, and can make or break a room’s design and mood. As lighting specialists, we know that fixing outdated or inefficient lights, updating fixtures and bulbs will brighten rooms, save energy and can give your home an entirely new look. There are many ways that you can improve how your lights look and operate, and many of these updates are highly cost effective and easy to implement.
Our top recommendations for improving your home lighting are as follows;
Switch to LED light bulbs
As a premier lighting electrician in Sydney, our number one tip for improving your home lighting is switching to LED. LED light bulbs are significantly more efficient than the incandescent bulbs you might still be using. You’ll save energy and money on your electricity bills, as one of the biggest benefits. And, don’t be afraid of colour. A colour changing LED light bulb can add a lot of personality to a room. You can set the mood for whatever you’re up to at home, whether it’s fun, focus or relaxation.
Dimmers can instantly change a room’s atmosphere, and help you save on your electricity bill. As a trusted lighting electrician in Sydney, we recommend installing dimmer switches in as many rooms and with as many fixtures as you’d like, to gain more control over your lighting. You can use dimmers to change the mood and balance artificial light with natural light.
Upgrade to smart light bulbs
A smart light bulb (many LED bulbs fall into this category) is able to be controlled from an app on your phone. So in addition to saving energy, you can gain greater control over the lights. For example, instead of searching for a light switch on the wall as you enter your house, you can tap a button on a mobile app to activate.
These simple devices, which install on the ceiling or wall (you can find some that are built into a dimmer switch), turn the lights on when they detect motion and off when that motion stops. You can set the sensitivity and delay time for the lights to turn off after a room is vacated. Motion sensors are ideal for areas where lights tend to be accidentally left on like wardrobes and living rooms.
Use Your Voice
Many of the options mentioned above can be controlled through voice commands. Whether it’s through Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or Apple Siri, voice control is convenient and it’s become more reliable. It’s also a really convenient way to operate your home’s lights when your hands are occupied, like cooking in the kitchen or working on your computer.
When it comes to home lighting, the sky really is the limit. Here at Safe N Sound Electrical, lighting specialist Sydney, we can help you explore the best options to improve your home lighting, and help you find the right solution for your goals and budget.