As you know, Joe has a bit of an LED obsession. As we’ve worked on various rooms, we’ve tried to replace our lighting as we go, upgrading to LEDs from fluorescents. They definitely save you money in the long run and are the overall more efficient option. Lighting is often overlooked, but it can make a serious difference in the look and feel of a space. So we’re going to shed some light on the subject.
Styles of Light
When thinking about redecorating or re-organizing your home, have you stopped to look at how it’s lit? Homeowners are now changing to LED light bulbs to save money and improve light quality; however, they are also taking advantage of their flexibility to completely redesign how their homes are lit. There’s so much you can do with lighting alone.
For those of you wanting to take advantage of the LED’s flexibility, here’s a great DIY guide for LED lights in the home. This guide offers basic information on how LEDs should be deployed in each room, ranging from basic bedrooms to complicated workshops and loft extensions. It also looks at each bulb type, how they are used, and gives a step by step guide to installing downlights.
When to DIY
Overall, this guide is a good starting point even for those wanting to only replace their existing bulbs. Most of all, it contains helpful safety considerations for installing new lights, including when to call an electrician to do the potentially dangerous wiring work.
We’ll try to post our tips on lighting choices as we go. I know it’s not something people call enough attention to, us included, but we definitely take our time selecting the right light for each space.
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