The great thing about using LEDs in your Scottsdale home is that all of its living spaces can benefit from the lighting quality and energy efficiency of LED lighting. Whether it’s your living room, bedroom, kitchen, or dining room, any area of your home can be a perfect fit with a new set of LED light bulbs.
Of course, this isn’t to say that different rooms have different requirements for LED lighting. And it all depends on the activities that happen inside the space. Below are the most popular areas in your Scottsdale that can benefit greatly from LED lighting, with a few suggestions on how to light each space to add life and vibrancy to the interior.
1. The Living Room
The living room or drawing room is easily one of, if not the most heavily used part of your home. It’s where more people naturally gather than any other part of your house, so naturally, you want to make sure they see what they’re doing and who they’re talking to.
The best application for LED lighting in this part of the house is ambient lighting. But lights should be positioned strategically and diffused properly to avoid glare and strong shadows. You can use a combination of floor lamps and desk lamps with shades, strategically positioned recessed lights, and spotlights aimed at focal points of the room.
2. The Kitchen
Kitchens are all about utility, and your LED lighting for this area should reflect this factor. Be sure to illuminate your kitchen with wide-angle LEDs to maximize brightness and ease of performing tasks like cooking and cleaning. Start by layering your ambient light with multiple task lights focused on areas like the sink, stove, counter areas, and the kitchen island. Under cabinet lighting is a nice touch for additional ambient light.
3. The Dining Room
The rule of setting up ambient lighting with your LED lighting still applies to the dining room. However, you want to use your light to emphasize the dining table—the focal point of the room. Pendant lights or chandeliers are a great option this application. The right hanging lights can complement the dining space, making it look beautiful and functional. A word of caution with hanging lights though—you want to hang them at the correct height, taking into account your ceiling height.
Bedroom lights rarely need intense lighting. While it’s important to have a main light source, creating a soft environment with multiple accent lights will have a better effect of making the bedroom appear softer and more relaxing. You should also have a number of task lights for reading and illuminating the floor. Reading lights should also come with shades to prevent eyestrain.
5. The Bathroom
The bathroom needs to have ample task lights to let people see what they’re doing when bathing, cleaning their face, or applying makeup. Modern bathrooms often cost more than the bedroom itself, so it only makes sense to have great lighting. A good place to start is with the mirror, which needs LEDs at the top and both sides to cast an even glow on your face, without any unpleasant shadows.
When planning an LED retrofit for your Scottsdale home, be sure to follow these tips to get the best results. Good luck!