The days of hanging a fluorescent lighting fixture in the kitchen, and screwing bulbs into porcelain ceiling fixtures in the other rooms, have been over for quite some time. But even homes that are just 10 or 15 years old are probably out of date when it comes to the latest interior lighting trends and innovations.
Today’s interior lighting designs are all about low energy usage and lighting schemes that complement interior design and the home’s natural features. In Los Angeles, energy effeciant lighting can save you money.
In fact, the proper use of light is as much a part of interior design these days as furniture, wall colors, and window treatments.
Things have changed a lot when it comes to residential interior lighting, and some Los Angeles Country electrical contractors are getting better at showing their design diva side in order to keep up with those changes.
Fixtures, bulb types, brightness, and placement all play an important part in the interior lighting design process. Proper planning, as well as understanding the different lighting requirements needed to support your lifestyle, are also contributing factors to a successful interior lighting plan.
You should work with a Los Angele electrical contractor who has the knowledge and experience to design an interior lighting plan that includes these most common uses for interior lighting:
When making lighting choices, it’s important to consider how the area to be lit is used.
Bathrooms may require ceiling fixtures for overall illumination, and task lighting over vanities, the commode, and inside the shower.
Bedrooms require bright lighting in walk-in closets so you can tell the difference between your Navy blue shirt and your black one, but perhaps more subdued lighting in the sleeping area is needed to help calm you down after a busy day.
Chandeliers are still very popular in dining rooms and foyers, and combination ceiling fans and light fixtures work well in large family rooms and enclosed porches and patios.
Kitchens have unique lighting requirements that call for a multi-design solution. A combination of ceiling fixtures, track or spot lighting, and lighting located under cabinets work together to make cooking easier and keep your kitchen looking cozy and inviting no matter how big or small.
There are a lot of choices in interior lighting solutions, and a lot of carefully planned decisions to be made. That’s why it’s better to work with an experienced licensed, bonded and insured Los Angeles County electrical contractor when it’s time for an interior lighting makeover at your home.
These residential interior lighting tips and ideas are brought to you by Y.E.S. Electric and Construction, Inc., a bonded and insured California C-10 Licensed Electrical Contractor providing a full range of electrical services to residential and commercial customers throughout the Los Angele.