by Lauren Busser The House Designers’ Editorial Director
Light is an important element to any room. It might seem inconsequential but installing appropriate lighting will make you much more comfortable in the long run. There are many options for lighting but if you want the best possible and most appropriate lighting, we have a few tips that will help you design a beautiful well-lit space. With the help of LAMPS PLUS® and GE Reveal® you can get stylish lighting that will really bring out the beauty of your new home.
When it comes to lighting and deciding what to put in the space you want to consider two things. The first is that you should have a variety of light sources at several different levels in the space. The second is to be sure you have appropriate task lighting for whatever you need to do in that space. For example, in the dining room the table should be the brightest spot to draw people in. The living room should have a mixture of table lamps and ceiling fixtures that shine both upward and downward.
Even more important than the right light fixture is the kind of light bulbs you use. I remember when I first realized that not all lighting was created equal. Any light will provide illumination but the chemical makeup of your light bulbs may cast a subtle yellow or green hue across your rooms. The idea of looking yellow or green isn't appealing, and fortunately now there are light bulbs that help you combat the green and yellow glow.
You might not notice it at first but if you take an old film camera and shoot a roll of film under fluorescent light you will find that your photos have a slight yellow tint. Similarly, tungsten light gives your photos a greenish glow. While it's much more apparent on film, this tint is always there when using conventional artificial light sources.
Now, GE Reveal® light bulbs can help you combat the green and yellow glow. Unlike traditional incandescent light bulbs, these light bulbs produce crisp, natural-looking light that brings out details that may go unnoticed. They're color-enhanced, filtering out dingy yellow tones making your whites appear whiter, reds redder, and patterns pop.
Consumers have said that switching to GE Reveal® light bulbs have helped them to transform their rooms from ordinary to extraordinary. Not only will your lighting look better but GE Reveal® has also seamlessly transitioned into LED technology for several of your home’s lighting applications. These energy-saving LED bulbs are incredibly efficient and long-lasting while maintaining the color-true nature of the entire Reveal® line.
Lighting is essential to living comfortably in your home. Not only is enough light important to being able to enjoy your space but crisp clean light lets you really enjoy all the beautiful products you put into your home. With the help of light fixtures from LAMPS PLUS® and GE Reveal® light bulbs, you can have stylish light fixtures and the best, most efficient and realistic lighting available today.