With the recent changes and improvements in home lighting technology, there is a lot of talk about energy efficient home lighting applications, mainly LED and CFL solutions are the most popular.
While many homeowners are intrigued by the trend toward greener options in lighting, choosing the right fixtures and sources for your home’s lighting needs is simple. Here are some of the available options in new home lighting technology that will go great in most any application:
Incorporating LED lighting into your home design
LED lighting has evolved into a viable solution that provides long-term energy savings and aesthetically pleasing light output.
Replacing recessed lighting fixtures with LED sources is an easy way to create beautiful ambient lighting with energy saving benefits. Available in a variety of sizes, recessed LED fixtures contribute to a sleek, contemporary environment with minimal intrusion. You can pair recessed fixtures with other sources like pendants, chandeliers and sconces to account for general, ambient and task illumination.
LED sources can add visual interest to any room of the home through accent illumination, LED accent lights such as step lights and surface mounts can be used to highlight visual features of a room, while enhancing the safety and security of the space.
With the importance of energy efficiency on the rise, more decorative fixtures incorporate LED sources. Homeowners are now able to create fixtures with completely new form factors, without the constraint of a bulb.
LED fixtures designed for task applications, such as under cabinet lighting, offer an easy way to enhance work areas. These lighting applications can be used to brighten kitchen counter spaces and improve functionality to complete everyday tasks such as preparing meals or reading recipes.
CFLs are also a cost-effective and efficient option for homeowners. Like LEDs, CFL fixtures reduce maintenance and use less energy than traditional sources.
Although CFLs improve efficiency, the color consistency and spiral shape of the lamp often deters consumers. However, there are many new and attractive options in CFL lighting available that will fit well with most any decor and application.
The lighting you choose for your home can completely change the look and feeling of any room in your home and with the new technology available in home lighting there is a cost effective, efficient and attractive solution to any home decor application.