It’s easy to get wrapped up in focusing on the aesthetic appeal of lighting. You may also hone in on how well the lamp(s) you’re considering purchasing will work with the overall design of the room or rooms in your home. But the type and quality of lighting in your home is far more vital to your psychological and physical health and wellbeing. Your home’s illumination can affect the quality of your sleep, your ability to focus and concentrate, and your mood. It is worthwhile to take the time to learn all you can about light bulbs before you choose them for your home.
Ambient or General Lighting
Think of ambient light as the “natural” light in a room. It is the type of lighting you want to fill the room. The Darnell Black Metal Table Lamp is a sophisticated and modern that gives you the flexibility to adjust the bulb’s intensity because it has a three-way switch. The Gavin Dark Brown Metal Floor Lamp is a vintage-inspired torchiere that has a four-way switch and night light.
Task lighting illuminates a work area such as a desk or reading nook. The Kylen Bronze Finish Metal Desk Lamp directs light towards your work area or reading material.
Most of us are used to thinking that wattage determines how bright a light bulb is. That was a useful gauge when there weren’t alternatives to incandescent bulbs. But today, wattage refers to the amount of energy a light bulb uses. That’s why a CFL light bulb that uses 25 watts of power may be as bright as a 60-watt, a 100-watt, or even a 150-watt light bulb.
The proper method for measuring the brightness of light bulbs is its lumens. So for the same wattage as an incandescent or bulb, an LED bulb would produce many times more intensity using less energy to do so. The LED bulbs are always more expensive, but considering that they last far longer, they aren’t so much costlier in the end.
When you purchase a lamp, the product description should tell you what kind of bulb it takes, and what wattage you should use in it. If you’re looking for lighting for your home, you can count on Regency for a massive selection of lamps