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Kitchen Lighting Option: Under Cabinet LED Lighting

January 31, 2010 By: Administrator Category: Kitchen Lighting

Trendy Kitchen Lighting: Under Cabinet LED Lighting

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Many homeowners are looking for ways to increase the value of their homes. As a result, several families are considering DIY projects to upgrade their homes. One commonly remodeled space is the kitchen. Day in and day out, kitchens are remodeled by replacing tile, backsplash, and maybe even adding a kitchen island. Why not think outside the box and add a unique form of lighting to your kitchen?
Many kitchens use traditional overhead or track lighting. Create a unique feel to your kitchen with under cabinet LED lighting. Adding under cabinet lighting will surely make your home stand out.
In the past, any under cabinet lighting that was featured in homes was made possible by fluorescent light bulbs. While this type of lighting does provide a different style and feel from standard lighting, replacing the bulbs can prove difficult.
One major advantage to LED under cabinet lighting is the convenience of never having to replace a light bulb. LED lights are guaranteed to last over 40K hours. This pretty much equals a lifetime unless your light usage is off the meter!
Another advantage is the energy efficient manner in which the lights are made. LED lights are made 3 watts and as a result usually result in over 65% energy savings. Although the lights are low voltage, they provide evenly distributed light. While these lights are not harsh and bright, they will highlight the natural beauty in the color of your countertops.
LED lights are structurally very small when compared to fluorescent lights. This allows the lights to be placed strategically close to the front of the cabinet providing optimal light to perform any cooking or cleaning in kitchens. Along with being very user friendly in regard to installation, under cabinet LED lighting also has the following features:
• 3 level dimmer
• Multiple sizes (fixtures)
• Night light
Under cabinet LED lights may be a new option in the world of kitchen lighting, but it is quickly becoming a favorite. Who can resist a trendy, highly functional and energy saving options? What do you have to lose?

An Introduction to Home Interior Lighting

January 31, 2010 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options

The lighting that is used in a home can have a large effect on the mood of the space. Over using light can often cause a harsh or over bearing feel in homes.

On the other hand, if there is not enough light in a room, the room can appear gloomy or melancholy. Not only that, what good is a light is there is not enough light to allow you to function. For example, insuffient lighting in a home office, can make reading, studying and other clerical tasks difficult.

Before you can successfully select the proper lighting for your room, you would have to first consider the use of the room. If it is your desire to provide light for the entire room, general lighting should prove efficient. However, there are times interior designers and home owners like to use light to make rooms look smaller, create a certain mood or for other specific tasks. These are the times that it is very important to be careful when selecting lighting fixtures for your room.

Another large factor to consider when considering lighting for your room is the amount of natural light in a room. If you are decorating a small room with little natural light, you will have to select a lighting options that is more direct than a room that has several windows or a patio doors.

The possibilites are endless in the world of interior lighting options. Whether you are decorating a kitchen, bathroom or bedroom, based on the function and size of your space, the options are vast.

Let’s get started exploring the world of interior lighting so upgrade our current home decor!