Last updated 11 months ago
The lighting you choose is just as much a statement as the color schemes, decorations, and other design features found in your home. In fact, lighting will affect the way every feature inside your home looks, as well as contribute to the overall mood and atmosphere of your home. Do your homework when choosing home lighting to get the feel you’re looking for. Here is a guide to choosing major home lighting features.
Deciding on a Lighting Scheme
Think ahead of time about the kind of general lighting scheme you want for your home or certain rooms within it. Ambient themes should work to take the place of daylight, task lighting utilizes lamp design and light quality to make certain jobs easier, and accent lighting will add flair to or spotlight certain areas of interest.
Installing Ceiling Lights
In most cases, ceiling lights are a good place to start when choosing home lighting for a room. Make sure central hanging ceiling fixtures diffuse enough light based on a room’s size—a lighting consultant can help you with this—and also ensure that the ceiling light doesn’t hang too low. Consider adding a chandelier to larger rooms for entertaining to add a dramatic statement and focal point.
Using Table and Floor Lamps
Table and floor lamps can be used for task lighting, adding decorative pools of light around the room. They can also complement a room’s existing lighting scheme. For lamps meant for task lighting, look for features that allow you to adjust the height and angle of the light. For lamps used to add a decorative appeal, look for those that match the overall decorative theme of the room.
Choosing Lighting for Kids’ Bedrooms
Look for fun lamps and safe light bulbs when it comes to lighting a child’s room. Table lamps should use low-voltage, low-energy bulbs because they never get hot. For the lamp and lamp shade themselves, look for colorful or themed designs to match your child’s interests and the color scheme of the room.
Incorporating Energy-Saving Lighting
There are a number of reasons to consider using energy-efficient bulbs, like those rated by Energy Star. First off, they last significantly longer than incandescent and halogen bulbs. They also use far less energy, saving you money on your energy bills. Lastly, they’re a safer choice because they don’t get as hot as their counterparts.
Delande Lighting can help you make the best lighting decisions for your Salem home. We’re a full-service lighting store that’s been in business for almost 100 years. Give us a call today at (888) 785-5429 with any questions you have about residential or landscape lighting.
Last updated 12 months ago
You can learn more about choosing the right type of residential lighting on the following websites. Contact the team here at Delande Lighting today at (888) 785-5429 for more tips and information!
- Head over to this page from MarthaStewart.com for more helpful tips on choosing the right lampshade for your lamp.
- Use the guide on this page from RealSimple.com to learn what to look for when choosing lamps for each room in your home.
- Visit this page from HGTV.com for tips on how to incorporate lamps and lampshades into your home’s décor.
- Learn more about creating a productive study environment on this page from StudyMagazine.com.
- Check out this page from SimplyPsychology.org for more information on how environment affects memory.
Last updated 1 year ago
Final exams are coming up, and that means now is the perfect time to start planning those study sessions! Being well-rested, fueled with healthy foods, and prepared with the right materials will help ensure a successful experience. But in order to make the most of your study time, you must also have the right residential lighting.
Here is a closer look at how lighting affects study time:
- Studying typically involves reading and reviewing notes and outlines. Whether you are using a notebook, textbook, or computer to study, you may end up putting too much strain on your eyes. This type of strain can make the eyes feel fatigued and even lead to headaches and discomfort. It can be difficult to focus on the material covered in your study session when you are suffering from one of these unpleasant side effects of eye strain. This is why it is important to use an appropriate residential lighting source when studying for an exam.
- Lighting helps reduce the effects of eye strain, but you must choose an appropriate amount of light in order to take advantage of this benefit. If you study in a room with bright light, you may find that your eyes feel strained and uncomfortable. If you study in a room with dim light, you may have trouble seeing your study materials and are more likely to start feeling tired. The right type of light will provide the perfect study environment by keeping you awake, alert, and comfortable.
- Studies show that it is easier to remember items you have studied when you are in the same environment you were in when you studied them. This means you should recreate your test-taking environment during your study session. You will likely be taking your exam in a well-lit room. If you study with the same appropriate lighting, you will be more likely to remember the material!
You can find the perfect residential lighting for your study sessions by contacting the Salem team here at Delande Lighting. Give us a call today at (888) 785-5429.
Last updated 1 year ago
It is important to consider all elements of a residential lighting system before deciding to install it in your home. This includes the aesthetic quality of the system as well as its efficiency. The right light bulb can help your lamp provide the perfect amount of lighting in the most efficient way possible.
In this video, you will learn more about the differences between incandescent and compact fluorescent light bulbs. Incandescent light bulbs were popular for a long time, but these types of lights are inefficient. Standard fluorescent bulbs are more efficient, but they have drawbacks, such as a poor light quality and aesthetics. However, now there are compact fluorescent light bulbs available. These bulbs work much more efficiently than incandescent light bulbs and don’t have the drawbacks that are associated with the standard fluorescent light bulbs.
If you would like to learn more about choosing light bulbs for your light fixtures, you can contact the team here at Delande Lighting. Call us today at (888) 785-5429.
Last updated 1 year ago
The Salem Chamber of Commerce hosted their Centennial Celebration and “Celebrate Salem” Awards Dinner last night at the Peabody Essex Museum. Over 300 business and community leaders attended the celebration which showcased the Salem Chamber member Centennial Companies and the 36 “Celebrate Salem” Awards nominees and six winners.
Delande Lighting was the recipient of the Nominated for Excellence in Retail Award 2011!
Thank you to all of our customers who have supported us over the years. We are honored to accept this award.