Cajsa Landin November 18, 2021
5 ways lighting can change the feeling of your home
1. Use cooler lighting to stay alert.
In northern countries, keeping bright light through dark afternoons and evenings can help us keep up our productivity and keep our energy levels high while we are active through the day. That said, this is also a season for hibernation. Let yourself drift into a slower pace to recuperate, and balance your productive lighting with cozy, dimmer lights in the evening, to prepare for night time and sleep.
2. Use LED smart lighting to alter your mood with colors.
Colors of different wavelengths affect our circadian rhythm and our moods in different ways. By knowing how colors affect you, you can program your LED lighting to set just the right tone.
- Blue light helps us stay alert and awake. Use blue light in the mornings and the daytime for added focus, but reduce blue light in the evening as your body needs to prepare for sleep. Computers, mobile phones, and TV screens all emit blue light, so it’s also best to reduce your screen time an hour before bed.
- Red and orange light on the other hand encourages your body to create melatonin, which makes the body feel more tired and ready for sleep.
- Purple is another color that brings calm and peace to a space.
3. Use a dimmer to change the room’s lighting to your varied needs.
Brighter light makes people eat slower and encourages lighter meals than darker lighting. Bright lighting helps us work more efficiently and with more energy than in cozy mood lighting. However, you may have an open floor plan where the dining area is near the living room space, or your home office is in a corner of the bedroom. In these cases, you need lighting that works for both. By using a dimmer, you can create two different types of rooms out of the same space.
4. Plan your lighting design to change how the room feels.
Having just one source of light in a ceiling lamp can cause corners and furniture to disappear in the dark, making a room feel smaller. Lighting positioned above eye level contributes to a more formal feel. By mixing lighting arrangements and adding several different kinds of light sources around a room, you can make it both feel bigger and more inviting. Create the illusion of many separate space within one room by arranging mood lighting in different areas; accentuate art or decoration with pointed lights for a standout focus; or set up softer, warmer areas of light around a lounge area for a comforting feel.
LED LIGHT Strips under the bed - Perfect Night Light
5. Make small spaces feel larger with LED lightstrips.
By adding lightstrips around shelving or underneath a bed frame, you reduce shadows and draw the eye to the different details of your home, both of which give the appearance of more space. Combine this with mindful mood lighting, especially around TV screens for movie night, and you have a dynamic room that really sets the mood.