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Lighting. The one aspect of our homes interior design we shouldn’t neglect

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Lighting. The one aspect of our homes interior design we shouldn’t neglect
Redecorating the living room is something we all go through. If not the living room, then the bedroom or the hall. Out comes the pasting table and the paint rollers. We throw up new wallpaper, buy new carpets and sockets & switches. Everyone has their own idea on what looks good & there’s no guarantee what one person likes will be liked by another. One thing that can be pretty much guaranteed however is that when each and every role of your favourite wallpaper has been plastered up you’ve had your lounge light on as bright as possible, so you can see clearly what you are doing. There’s actually something poignant about this.


Lighting actually usually tends to be the last thing we consider changing and yet it’s actually the one thing we can adapt and change in a room dependent upon our mood and aesthetic desires. Change a light switch to a dimmer and you can obviously reduce the light output of your rooms…

Comparing lumens to watts

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Comparing lumens to watts
As a population we have become accustomed to judging how bright a bulb is by the wattage of the lightbulb. With the standard classic shaped household bulb, known as a GLS, we have always really known them as 40w, 60w & 100w. The same can be said for candle bulbs & golfball lamps as well, albeit with different wattages. For decades these lightbulbs used incandescent technology where a filament could be seen within the glass of the bulb. Incandescent lamps are very inefficient & consume a lot of power. For a time CFL lightbulbs, or compact fluorescent, began to replace the less efficient incandescent versions however CFL brought their own issues such as a slow warm up time & public safety concerns over mercury.

In recent years LED lightbulbs have come to replace all the previous versions & they seem to get cheaper & brighter with every month. LED lightbulbs offer large advantages over their predecessors. Extremely low wattages combined wit…