Kari Stephens. Home Lighting. March 01st , 2017.
The demand for antique lighting fixtures has increased considerably. There are people who prefer the antique look in their homes to a more modern techno-savvy look. These people invest in antique lighting fixtures. There are many companies that offer their services not only to sell antique light fixtures but also purchase and restore them. It is advisable to verify the credentials of the company before making any purchases.
Speaking of maintenance, take that into account when shopping for your light fixtures. If you’re not prepared to put the maintenance into the fixture, then you’ll want to opt for a piece that is less maintenance. For example, that crystal chandelier might look grand and will fit your space perfectly, but it may require routine cleaning of the crystals to ensure they stay bright and flashy. If you’re willing to clean each and every individual crystal, you may want to opt for a different fixture, such as one with fewer crystals, that will take up less of your time.
The first thing we are going to take a look at is of course what the different is between these types of lights and the more conventional incandescent ones. When it comes to incandescent lights they are able to shine light in a variety of different directions, but in order to do so will waste around 98% of the electricity that powers them. Whereas when it comes to the LED lights these ones produce pure light that will only be directed in one way. However these types of lights have the ability to actually convert nearly all the electricity supplied to create the light. As a result even when they have been on for quite some time they will still feel cool to the touch.
Investigating features that can be added onto your existing light fixtures is also a great choice when re-inventing your home lighting scheme. For example, if you have sconces placed in your home which shine plain white light, a quick, cheap solution would be to invest in bulbs that mimic the light of candles. The flicker produced by these bulbs and the softer nature of the light can easily make a room more welcoming. Accenting features already present in your home is another important point to remember. Mantles, pictures, or interesting architecture can be accented with a few simple lights. Track lighting is a valuable tool - it works well in lighting artwork as well as softly lighting a mantle. The ease of installation is also an attraction for track lighting.
Bowl pendants are often hung as the focal point of a room, and can be used instead of a chandelier in kitchen and dining areas, entryways, etc. Bowl pendant lighting is usually softer than other pendant types, because the light is diffused through the much larger glass bowl. And because the bowl is open on the top of the fixture, it gives off up and down lighting. For this same reason, though, bowl pendants should always be hung higher than eye level to keep from looking directly into the open top. They are not recommended for area near staircases and balconies because of this.
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