How to Feel “Alive” at Home with Proper Lighting
IWhen you enter a room with dim lighting, chances are, you’re going to feel calm and sleepy the longer you stay in the room. But if it’s a room with bright lighting, that’s probably not going to happen. This example is just one of many ways lighting affects your mood and state of mind. The right lighting can help you fall asleep or stay active and alive. The latter is especially crucial if you’re illuminating a work space, such as a home office or kitchen. Here are some tips to feel “alive” with the right lighting.
Dimmers It’s easy to think dimmers are only handy if you want to reduce the level of lighting in a room, but they also work the opposite way—they can increase the brightness of a room. If you live in a small apartment for example, you’re w to have to use what limited space you have for different tasks—this is where a dimmer really shines. When you’re working or cooking, turn the lights up; when it’s time to laze around by the couch, turn them down.
Use Bright White Light A light bulb’s color temperature plays a significant role when it comes to the room’s brightness. Avoid using lights with a warm or yellowish hue—these are more relaxing and clash with work. Use light with a cool or bluish white color, as these help you stay alert and active. Whatever color temperature in a bulb you choose, LEDs provide enough variety for you.
Consistent Light If you’re lighting an area where critical work takes place (say a workshop in the garage or a kitchen), you want your lights to emit a steady glow when switched on. The last thing you want is to have to stop midway through something because the lights went out. It’s for this reason that LEDs, which are durable and incredibly long-lasting, and perfect for the job.