We’ve talked about the basic of LED lightings in our previous blog, now we will address the 5 most common mistakes people make when choosing lighting for their home. Illuminating a room is not just installing a beautiful design light fixture and just switch it on and that’s it. There are certain rules and factors that need to consider that may result in wasted electricity and the lack of light where it’s needed.  Let’s have a look at some of these simple errors and how we can avoid them to make our home more comfortable, functionable and yet stylish at the same time.

1. NOT HAVING ACCENT lighting and TASK LIGHTING:

Type of lightings for your home You might be wondering what is accent lighting and task lighting? Let's look at the illustration above that shows the type of lightings used in the dining room and living room area. To achieve an all well-designed spaces in your home, the trick is to incorporate different types of light, this means including task and accent lighting in addition to the ambient or general light sources. Task lighting creates a higher and more concentrated lighting for specific areas like next to the sofa for reading purposes or for food preparation in the kitchen counter top. Accent lighting is used to highlight paintings on your wall or special architectural features in your home, such as the feature wall in the living room or a photo gallery along your entryway. Then there's general lighting that provides lighting for everyday activities. When you have all these three types of lighting taken into consideration, you will have greater functionality and visual interest in your spaces as well as having sufficient lighting throughout your entire home.

2. Choosing the wrong type of lighting fixture

This is one of the most common mistakes homeowners make when they don’t have sufficient time to plan. We understands that sometimes, you’ll come across a beautiful lamp and there’s a temptation to get it thinking that it will look great somewhere in the house. But for such a rash decision often result in a less than optimal light output. To find the perfect light can be time consuming, it will definitely save you even more time and unnecessary frustration when you plan ahead.

3. incorrect size of light fixture

Type of lightings for your home

Hanging a too small chandelier over a large dining table or putting an oversized table lamp in the living room coffee table can make the rooms feel awkward or cramped. Some people like to choose style over functionality and not considering the size of the fixture versus the size of the room. All these can be avoided by making sure of your measurements ahead before going to a lighting showroom. Never rely on eyeballing it when you get to the showroom, as the fixtures tend to look smaller with larger space of the room

4. not paying attention to where shadows might fall

If lights are not well placed, shadows might fall on areas that will make it difficult for you to see what you are working on. Example: if you are writing or studying at a desk and the light source is from above and behind you, your shadow may likely fall across your work surface and you will have difficulty to see clearly or write. Therefore, always consider how the different spaces in your home is used and plan your installation point for your light sources.

5. Use of dimmers

This is one thing that most homeowners will ignore without second thought, light dimmers have the ability to help you stay in control of your lighting. It lets you control the light levels in your home and the ability to change the mood of the room depending on your requirements. Best of all, having better control of your lights can significantly reduce your energy bills while increasing the lifespan of your light source.