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Why Lighting Is So Important In Your Home

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Having appropriate lighting in your home can make a big difference in how a home feels, the ambience and even to your mental health. Check out this post on why lighting is so important in your home.

Use The Best Lighting For The Task

Using the best lighting for the task is so important to avoid eye strain, headaches and to be able to see properly. If you are cooking ensure you have lighting directed at the cooking and preparation services to be able to see what you are doing. Spotlights are great for this. If you are reading have reading lights that are directional. Using these ideas can help you avoid getting headaches and eye strain. 

For Productivity Consider Bright Light

Bright lighting is great for getting you motivated and focused on a task. If you have a work office at home then consider bright lights here to be more productive. If you own a business, where you need accurate and fast output bright lights are essential to help productivity. You can even get blue enriched lightbulbs to help create that effect, research has shown this type of lighting really does help productivity.

Use Natural Light Where Possible

Having lots of natural light in a home can help keep your serotonin levels high. Serotonin is the body’s feel-good hormone and boosts mood and happiness levels. It’s a good idea when house hunting to consider buying a home with lots of windows or if you already have a home you could consider installing a conservatory for the natural light. As well as being a lovely place to sit, and extending the space in your home conservatories provide lots of natural light. Click here to find out more. 

Lightboxes Can Be Great

Some people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder due to the changing seasons and the less sunlight in the Winter. This is a serious condition which can cause depression at this time of year. To help prevent this you could consider buying a lightbox and using it at home to mimic natural light. A lightbox is also good when you need that ‘natural’ light setting, for example, an artist who paints a lot. This light is good to pick up the natural colours and tones of paint.

Use Warm Lighting For A Cosy Environment

We all know how candles and warm-toned lighting makes us feel cosy and also tired. Using warm lighting in a bedroom and a lounge creates a relaxed feeling, perfect for night time when we want to chill out and wind down. A dimmer light can help with the cosy feeling too, so the light is adjustable and yellow-toned light bulbs can also help create this effect. To also help you wind down, don’t forget to stop using technology like computers and phones at least an hour before bedtime. Studies have shown that the blue light emitted from phones and computers interferes with your circadian rhythm, making it harder to sleep.

So as you can see, lighting is really important in your home.

What type of lighting do you use?


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