It is easy to decide on the fact that you want to add the latest lighting fixtures to your beautiful home but it is also quite difficult at the same time to find the different components of the entire lighting system. Lighting makes a big difference to the appearance of your house and it is essential to buy the right type. Here is a lighting buying guide for you to find the products that suit you the most.
There are 4 types of bulbs that you could buy. They are: Incandescent, Energy Saving, Halogen and LED. Incandescent lights are also known as Tungsten bulbs. They are cheaply priced and often quite inefficient.
Energy Saving bulbs are commonly known as CFL bulbs. These bulbs use much less energy than the first type and also last 10 times more than them.
Halogen bulbs contain a tiny bit of halogen gas and thus produce more impactful light in closed or smaller areas.
LED lights are smaller, more energy efficient and are quite powerful to light up an entire room efficiently.
While buying indoor lights, try and opt for fixed and recessed lights. Fixed lights have a number of advantages:
- They can be used to draw attention to a particular area or furniture etc.
- They can be used to highlight walls and thus create the illusion of a wider and larger area.
- They can provide focused light for conducting particular activities.
While shopping for outdoor lights, opt for either battery or electric lights. Battery operated or solar operated lights are easy to operate and maintain. They can be used to create the illusion of open spaces.
Electric lights are mostly used to illuminate walkways, highlight features of a landscape and provide security.