Having advanced far from their humble and slightly limited origins, nowadays LED lights are used for an incredible range of purposes in and around the home. Enhance your existing home decor choices and the design of floor spaces in your home with this innovative new lighting method.
Amongst the advances in LED technology are revisions in the structural composition of LED bulbs, the addition of a huge colour palette of LEDs to choose from, the ability to dim LEDs remotely as well as easily-applicable reels of LED ‘tape’ and powerful LED floodlights.
This innovative lighting solution presents several advantages over traditional halogen lighting. One of the most important is energy efficiency. LED lights are extremely energy efficient, converting almost 80% of the energy used into light. This energy efficiency is not only environmentally friendly as it is less wasteful, but means the bulbs are cost effective and could result in lower energy bills at the end of the month. This is especially relevant if using LED floodlights to light large outdoor areas or indoor floor spaces such as studios or living rooms.
How to use LEDs in and around the home
There are a multitude of scenarios in which the practicality and versatility of LED lighting can improve your home d?cor. In the kitchen, smart banks of LED lights mounted in conspicuous locations such as cutting or washing areas can lend a modern touch whilst providing clear and safe illumination for when using sharp knives. These lights can be mounted in strips on the edges of cabinets and drawers. LEDs are easily concealed underneath beds, tables and behind picture frames to provide hidden sources of light. This type of lighting is available readily and at reasonable prices online from websites such as http://www.ledfloodlightsco.co.uk
In the garden
For bringing light to your garden in situations such as night time garden gatherings or playing sports in the evening, LED floodlights are the ideal solution. Providing strong, clear light at an energy efficient rate, you’ll find these bulbs far superior to the less reliable halogen floods. They are light and durable, lending themselves to easy mounting on outer walls and buildings, or on a free-standing mount.
Another bonus to using LED flood light is that as well as more subtle of gradual lighting effects, a strong, direct light can be achieved at the higher settings. This makes LED motion-activated security lights an excellent choice to deter intruders from your home.
Bar / Games room
When greater visibility is desired in a game room or bar room type setting, for example over a pool table or drink cabinets, LED flood lighting is the perfect solution. In addition to LED tape strips surrounding mirrors or picture frames, ceiling-mounted LED flood lights can add a modern flair to any gaming or relaxation space.
If you have an area of floor used for dancing or gathering, this can be illuminating with coloured and dimmable LED floods. Splash colour all over the floors of your recreation space to add a personalised and customisable touch to the existing decor you have chosen.
In the office
Another obvious place for LED flood lighting is in your work space. If you do a lot of close work or studying, a clear intense light is valuable. Combine the energy efficient and versatility of LED lighting to equip your study space with directional and flood lighting and you may never need to squint again. Add a clean, modern touch to the floor plan of your study with this form of home lighting.
James Holden is the digital content manager of Visible Lighting and has many years? experience in the LED Lighting industry. To find out more information on James Holden, you can follow him on Google Plus.
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The latest rugs are all about opulence and luxury deep pile shimmering viscose and wool rugs handmade in India and shaggy leather pile rugs you can sink your feet into. This guide will help you to discover the latest trends and find the perfect rug for your home.
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“Creeak! Creeeeeaak!” Anyone who has installed hardwood flooring has heard this annoying squeaking sound that often develops in hardwood floors. When you’re tiptoeing to the kitchen for a midnight snack, that creaking sound is a dead giveaway. Unfortunately, there is no perfect, permanent cure-all for hardwood creaks and squeaks. However, there are a few effective treatments, plus a few helpful tips on preventing creaks in the first place.
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January 17th, 2012 · 1 Comment
Many owners are faced with the dilemma of the flooring type they should choose for their homes. There is laminate flooring, vinyl, hardwood, and so many other choices, all having their advantages and disadvantages.
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Part of the responsibility of homeowners is the upkeep and restoration of their homes in order to maintain its good condition. Now, wood floorings are still considered to be a top choice by most people because it exudes that warm, comfortable and inviting atmosphere at home. It does have benefits but one of the disadvantages of having this type of flooring is that it requires regular maintenance.
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When consumers are looking to update the floors in their homes, more and more buyers are turning to engineered hard woods. Both durable and eco-friendly, engineered hardwoods are becoming a popular choice flooring choice for home owners.
While this earth-friendly and aesthetically appealing material is growing in popularity, not all consumers are totally familiar with engineered hardwoods.
So what are engineered hardwoods and how are they made?
Engineered wood flooring is made up of layers of wood that are glued together and [...] Continue Reading…
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Although more and more people are putting hardwood floors and tiles in their homes, carpet is still a highly popular flooring material that is available in a wide variety of textures, colors, materials and styles. While many consumers still have carpet in their homes, some consumers are afraid of the maintenance required and the risk of carpet stains.
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The old saying “money is no object” is not used as freely as is used to be these days. The economy is down and for most people, money is tight.
While money may not be flowing in right now, some consumers see this downward economy as an opportunity to make a purchase when other consumers aren’t. This tactic could give you a bit of wiggle room and act as a pretty good bargaining tool when shopping for products.
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February 15th, 2011 · 1 Comment
The decision to update floors in a home is a decision that many consumers make each year. Whether their current floors are outdated or the homeowners are just ready for a change, each year millions of people hit the home improvement and flooring stores in search of the perfect product for their homes.
There are many factors to consider when you’re in the market for new floors. One of the most important things to remember is that finding the right [...] Continue Reading…
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There are various flooring products that can be used in home or public gyms. Ideally, you will want a product that is comfortable, aesthetically pleasing and functional. For high traffic, outdoor areas, laying a highly durable and easy to maintain flooring material will be ideal.
If you are looking for a new flooring material for a home gym, an upgrade to your personally owned public gym, or even a new flooring material for a garage or outdoor deck, [...] Continue Reading…
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