LED lighting isn’t just for flashy bars and restaurants anymore. Interior designers are incorporating the lighting solution in residential spaces now too. If you’re considering doing something a bit different and more modern in your home, consider these tips on incorporating LED lighting for homes. 

The benefits of LED lighting

LED lighting delivers many benefits over traditional lighting options. They provide big time energy savings because they produce light in a much more efficient way compared to traditional CFL or incandescent lighting options. The bulbs also aren’t the traditional light bulb shape so they can be added to a room in unique ways. 

LED lighting and brightness

Brightness is an important component when considering LED lighting solutions. LED brightness is measured in lumens and a, for reference, even though it’s like comparing apples to oranges, a typical LED bulb emits about 800 lumens, about the same brightness as a 60W bulb would. The color appearance of the light is measured in kelvins, and typically, the lower the kelvin number, the warmer the light will look and feel. 

Different types of lighting

One home might utilize many different types of lighting. Ambient lighting provides enough light so that you can see things in a space. Task lighting provides additional lighting in a small space where work is being completed. Accent lighting is often used to highlight something in a room and decorative lighting is created by lamps and other fixtures that add to the design aesthetic of a space. LED lighting can do all of those things.  

LED lighting products

There are many types of LED products on the market from which to choose. The best products have been safety tested and should offer a warranty for at least a few years from date of purchase. You should be able to tell from the package what the lumens are, the power consumption of the lights, the kelvins, and the color accuracy of the product. It may seem like a lot to think about, but based on the popularity of these products in residential spaces, it’s nothing that an experienced lighting expert can’t help you wade through.