Lighting influences your perception
Well-designed and bright lights that suit your needs also improves the perception of your home and your sense of well-being. Depending on their position, the light sources may give the impression of a larger space, accentuating certain contrasts or erasing others. It is also important to take into account the colour of the light, measured in Kelvin. Traditional incandescent bulbs diffuse warm white light with relatively low Kelvin. Now LED lights are becoming increasingly important and allow you to choose other shades, such as cool-white or bluish light (with a higher Kelvin), or warm, yellowish white. You can choose what suits you best.
Select the proper indoor lighting
Design a lighting concept
A complete lighting concept for your home incorporates both direct light and indirect light. In addition to a primary light aimed at providing uniform light to your rooms, you should also consider other light sources to enhance the brightness in particular areas, such as a reading corner in your living room. Spotlights are an economical option to ensure both functions with a single light fixture. You can also view our selection of popular lights for more ideas about trending designs, lighting concepts, and products.
Find fixtures that suit you
Some technical points should be taken into account for your choice of indoor lights. There is an Ingress Protection (IP) rating that is always accompanied by two digits; the first digit indicates the size of the object that can penetrate into the electrical parts. Choose a lamp with an IP20 minimum if it is within the reach of a child. The 2 indicates that the lamp is protected against objects that are greater than 12mm in diameter (e.g. a finger). The second digit represents protection against moisture. For example, a bathroom light must be protected against the risk of splashing water, which corresponds to the number 4, meaning your light is protected against water splashes from all directions. In a bathroom, the Committee of Consumer Safety recommends that lights have a minimum IP44 when installed within 60cm from where water collects (such as a shower, bathtub, sink). On Illumination.co.uk we take great care with our product descriptions. This information is always shown very clearly on the full product page to help you make an informed choice. Also don't forget to take the energy labels into consideration. These provide information about the energy consumption of your light, according to the ranking from A++ (very efficient) to E (very inefficient). Choosing a class D lamp rather than a class A lamp will quickly become much more expensive, even if the class D was initially less expensive. LED lights are guaranteed to be a minimum class A light, and are the preferred option if you want to control your energy consumption.
Living well with appropriate lighting
We receive on average 80% of the conscious sensory information of our environment through sight, therefore quality outdoor lighting and indoor lighting contributes significantly to one's personal well-being. At Illumination.co.uk, you will discover fixtures of all types and in all styles for your home, including ceiling fans, but one thing is certain: we offer a large range of lighting at the best value! Whether you are looking for high-end chandeliers or inexpensive table lamps, you'll find it in our online shop. Not only that, but we offer free shipping within the UK on orders over £80.