Lighting your Dorm Room
College students don’t really have much of a choice when it comes to housing. They either live in a small dorm or apartment room somewhere in or near the school. Some are lucky enough to live in frat or sorority houses where they have all the amenities of home. But as for those living in dorms and apartments, they usually don’t have all the comforts of home with them, even proper lighting. There are a few ways for you to give your dorm room good lighting. Here are a few tips that won’t break a student’s budget.
Switch to LEDs Before you go to the hardware store and buy these bulbs, ask your dorm’s or apartment’s maintenance person if you can change the bulbs in the room. Light emitting diodes or LED lights give out a better light quality compared to regular incandescent lights. If you’re paying for your own electricity, these bulbs will help you save on the monthly power bill since they use less power. They’re a bit expensive compared to other bulbs, but you can always split the cost with your roommates.
Add lamps to your room Most of the time, students just depend on the main lighting system in their rooms, which at times isn’t enough especially when they’re studying or working on a tedious project. Table lamps are a big help and you can get them at dollar stores and even thrift shops. You really don’t have to get something expensive. It’s just to help keep your table well lit. Use LED bulbs for a brighter light.
Open your windows Use what you have, open your windows and let the light in. it’s free lighting and it helps keep the room cool. Sunlight is the best form of lighting you can get and you don’t have to pay for it. Just don’t leave the open all night though. Questions? Comments? Feel free to contact our customer support hotline.