Light is powerful tool that can enhance the built environment via the careful use and interplay of light and space, light and form, light and surfaces, light and texture, light and colour and most importantly, light and people.
Good lighting can help people to see what is around them, use landmarks to navigate, identify signs and spaces, see others’ faces and participate in activities.
The lighting in a home changes the mood of a room just as it does the perceived size of a room. Placement and type are important aspects , and they work in conjunction with colour selections, room size, availability of natural light and furniture selection. The elements that come together when the right lighting is achieved transform a room into a seamless combination of functionality and style.
Lighting fixtures that illuminate a room creates a safe and comfortable environment besides adding style to the interior décor. Light is the main element that gives the room a special look and transforms it into a seamless combination of functionality and style. Besides playing a functional role it creates a visually dynamic space. Lighting can make or break the ambiance of a room. Hence proper lighting is an important element of decorating your homes.
LED stands for light emitting diode. LED lighting products produce light approximately 90% more efficiently than incandescent light bulbs. How do they work? An electrical current passes through a microchip, which illuminates the tiny light sources we call LEDs and the result is visible light. To prevent performance issues, the heat LEDs produce is absorbed into a heat sink.
Lifetime of LED Lighting Products
The useful life of LED lighting products is defined differently than that of other light sources, such as incandescent or compact fluorescent lighting (CFL). LEDs typically do not “burn out” or fail. Instead, they experience ‘lumen depreciation’, wherein the brightness of the LED dims slowly over time. Unlike incandescent bulbs, LED “lifetime” is established on a prediction of when the light output decreases by 30 percent. LIFETIME IS 25 TO 50 TIMES MORE AND CONVENTIONAL INCANDESCENT BULB.
Well, by upgrading one fixture to LED, you’ll save nearly AED 28.00 (USD 7.00) per month—a.k.a. one large cup of gourmet coffee. So imagine what you can save if you upgrade every fixture in your house.
color temperature ( CCT - measured in K = Kelvin)
LEDs Have A Range of Color Temperatures
LEDs come in a range of light color temperatures. Every LED fixture has a Correlated Color Temperature (CCT), which corresponds to a Kelvin (K) temperature scale. The lower the number of Kelvins, the warmer and more yellow the light is. The higher the Kelvins, the cooler and bluer the light.
How to choose the right LED colour temperature
Ultimately, color temperature preference is a personal choice. Homeowners may prefer to stick with one color temperature throughout to keep things uniform, while others may experiment with different options in different rooms.
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