How To Choose Lighting For Your Home

How To Choose Lighting For Your Home

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Why is lighting in your home important

Home lighting is a key feature that has the potential to dramatically change the appearance and atmosphere of your home but is often overlooked.

With clever planning and the correct choice of lighting solution for each room in the house, you’ll be able to create the right kind of ambiance, adding both style and value to your home.

Besides having a huge impact on aesthetics and functionality, lighting can also have profound effects on your mood, emotions, and wellbeing.

Psychological and Physiological Effects of Lighting:

* Emotions (both positive and negative) are felt more intensely under bright light.

* Blue/white light makes us energetic and can interrupt sleep patterns if exposed to around bedtime due to the fact that blue light suppresses melatonin levels.

* Red/amber light in the evening can help improve mental health. This is because red light in the evening helps increase the secretion of melatonin which leads to better sleep at night.

* Saturation is the intensity of a color. More saturated hues can have amplifying effects on emotions, while muted colors can dampen emotions.

In order to implement an effective lighting strategy for your home, you will need a professional that fully understands electrical systems and lighting design. Electrical we’ll visit and talk to you about the best indoor lighting to suit your needs.


The most common lighting in a house is downlights and it’s a good place to start.

We work with all the leading manufacturers and a vast variety of downlights to bring you what best suits your home.

LED downlights come with a multitude of lighting possibilities for every kind of space, which will help you create the ambiance you desire.

At Lake Road Electrical we can help you chose the correct lighting that suit you and your home for a better living!

What to consider when choosing the correct lighting for your home

There are a few things to consider when choosing lighting:

* High CRI (Colour Rendering)

* Low Glare

* Beam angle

* Dimmers

* Colour Temperature

High CRI downlights

With quality lighting, true colours are revealed, textures stand out and finishers have more depth. But achieving natural colours from artificial light sources like LED can be compromised. That’s why high CRI lights are recommended.

Colour rendering index (CRI) is a measure of how accurate colours look under a light source when compared with sunlight.

Rated on a scale of 1 – 100, the Colour rendering index (CRI) indicates how well an artificial light reproduces the colour of the objects it illuminates. The closer the CRI is to 100, the better the lighting source is at rendering colours naturally. The lower the CRI, the more unnatural the colours can look.

Standard LEDs have a CRI of 80 meaning they render 80% of the visible colour spectrum the sun produces at the same colour temperature.

We suggest a downlight with a CRI of over 90+ to more accurately render the colours found on a sunny day at noon. Higher the CRI the better.

Professional series downlights have 90+CRI, while art series downlights have a high CRI of 97.

When you chose the right downlights your skin tones and décor will appear in their true natural beauty!

Click the link here, if your interest is with out door and motion lighting.

Besides the technical knowledge required, the person installing your lighting should also be concerned with mood, aesthetics, safety, and enjoyment. And that’s where we can help! Call us now.

Contact a Master Electrician

Lake Road Electrical team of Master Electricians can assist you with any electrical concerns. Contact an electrician 24/7. Phone 029 128-7494


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