LED lighting is becoming more and more popular, and it’s very easy to see why. For one, LEDs are the most energy efficient lighting option available. They use around 75% less energy than halogen globes and last up to 10 times longer. If you replace 10 halogen light bulbs with LEDs in your home, you can expect to save about $650 over 10 years on your electricity bill.
Upgrading to LED lights in your home will lead to lower household costs as well as a better overall result for the environment. What’s more, on top of being a practical option, LEDs also offer a lot of interior design potential. Here are the latest trends in LED lighting designs that you can easily implement at home.
Dimmable LED Downlights
If you prefer minimalist, modern styles, LED downlights are an excellent way to incorporate energy efficient lighting into your home. LED downlights are recessed into the ceiling for a sleek and subtle look that does not draw any unwanted attention, unlike traditional lighting fixtures than tend to be bulky in shape and obtrusive to the eye.
Living areas, kitchens and bedrooms are all ideal spaces for the use of LED downlights. Due to the shape of the globe, LED lights have a wide beam angle that can illuminate larger areas while casting fewer shadows.
With the addition of a dimmer switch, you can adjust the level of light to suit different requirements. For example, in a theatre room you can keep the lighting on a low setting to ensure the room isn’t completely pitch-black outside of the light of the screen. Low lighting could also be helpful in children’s bedrooms, especially for those who have difficulty sleeping at night. Alternatively, you could create a certain ambience by dimming or increasing the vibrancy of your lighting.
By arranging for an electrician to come out to your home, you can upgrade the lighting throughout key rooms with LED downlights.
LED Strip Lighting
Unlike downlights, LED strip lighting is a purely decorative feature that can add some sophistication to a bathroom or kitchen design. Strip lights are essentially a row of LEDs adhered to a flexible ribbon that can be installed in inconspicuous places to provide an ambient lighting effect. By placing LED strip lights under cabinets, benchtops or around a bathroom mirror, you can add a touch of class to your home.
As LED lights are available in various wattages and colours, you could easily get super creative with your strip lighting design. While strip lights may seem flimsy on description, the strips are surprisingly hard-wearing and water resistant. You could even use them in your outdoor area to light your landscaping design or garden path. Only the transformer needs to be kept away from sources of water and moisture.
Installing LED strip lighting can become quite a complex task so it’s important to engage a fully qualified and licensed electrician to carry out all the work on your behalf.
LED Wall Lights
There’s two main ways that you can use LED wall lights in your home interior. If you’re a collector of art or simply have some eye-catching prints hanging on your walls, you can highlight the work with LED lighting. LED lights in stylish bracket designs can be installed on the wall alongside the artwork, adding some extra interest and directing attention to the art, especially at night.
The other option is to turn the LEDs themselves into the piece of art. Instead of painting a feature wall, you can create one with an LED lighting installation. With the rising trend of industrial and retro styled lamps, you could incorporate this style into your wall lighting feature.
LED wall lights are also ideal for lighting your outdoor area, with a range of designs available at most lighting stores in Perth.
No matter how you decide to use energy efficient lighting in your home, you should always get an electrician to assist with the installation. By attempting to perform the installation yourself, you’re only putting your personal safety at risk. Plus, you’re more likely to be satisfied with the end result by engaging a professional who knows the best ways to achieve the look you want.
Whether you’re looking to perform an LED lighting upgrade in your home for financial reasons, environmental reasons, aesthetic reasons or all of the above, GA Perry can assist. Our expert electricians are available all across the Perth metropolitan area. Call us today to arrange your LED lighting installation.