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  • Bedroom Lighting Ideas for a Truly Relaxing Space

    Often, one of the most overlooked areas of bedroom interior design is the lighting configuration. People are often under the illusion that, because bedrooms should be a space to inspire sleep, lighting is simply not important. However, this is one of the most important areas of interior design which should never be disregarded. Lighting can turn your space into a truly functional, relaxing room that’ll be suited to a range of activities. These bedroom lighting ideas will turn even the most dimly-lit room into a cosy, comforting space that you’ll never want to leave, especially on those cold winter mornings.

    Bedroom lighting should be at the forefront of bedroom interior design and is just as important as choosing the furniture and wallpaper. Ambient, task and accent lighting configurations are the most useful in bedrooms. Ambient lighting mimics natural lighting, softly illuminating the entire room, whereas accent lighting highlights important features in the room, such as the bed. Task lighting serves a specific purpose; allowing you to read in bed, light up a mirror or illuminate the inside of a wardrobe.

    Pendant lights, flush lights, floor lamps and table lamps are all excellent bedroom lighting options. However, the size of the bedroom will dramatically affect the lighting configuration. The size of the room is an incredibly important factor to consider when designing your bedroom lighting.

    Bedroom Lighting Ideas for a Small Bedroom

    If you’ve got limited space, these bedroom lighting ideas for small bedrooms will completely transform the room. By using clever lighting techniques, you’re able create the illusion of a larger space, making the room look more open and inviting.

    Pendant Lights

    If you’re struggling to find the space for bedside lamps, then pendant lights are the perfect alternatives. Not only are they incredibly stylish, but pendant lights also help you to save space in your bedroom by alleviating the need for bedside tables or floor lamps. Simply fit two low-hanging pendant lamps either side of your bed, above your bedside tables, to reap all of the benefits of a bedside lamp without losing out on space.

    Wall-Mounted Lamps

    Smaller rooms are better suited to wall-mounted lamps as opposed to floor lamps and table lamps. Wall-mounted lamps are excellent space-saving options, helping to alleviate floor space to make the room appear larger and less-cluttered.

    Wall-mounted lamps with adjustable arms are truly multi-purpose. Not only do they act as accent lights, but they also double up as great task lights, allowing you to adjust the direction of the light to your individual needs. This allows you to use the lamp as a reading light whenever you require it, but it also allows it to be utilised as accent lighting to create ambience for the remainder of the time.

    Bedroom Lighting Ideas for a Large Bedroom

    If you’ve got a lot of space to work within your bedroom, then you’ve got a few more lighting options available to you. With larger rooms, you’ll often find one side of the room is more poorly-lit than the other, even with sufficient ambient lighting, such as pendant lights.

    One way to ensure the entire room is well-lit is to make use of accent lights. From floor lamps to LED strip lights placed along the headboard, ambient lights will help to create a cosy atmosphere in the bedroom. With a larger space available, you can make use of larger statement lamps – these look especially striking as bedside lamps either side of the bed.

    bedroom lighting tips

    Bedroom Lighting Tips

    If you don’t know where to start with your bedroom lighting configuration, then it’s advisable to consider what exactly you’ll be using your bedroom for.

    If you’re a keen reader, you’ll want to focus your lighting around your bed or seating area to ensure you’ve got a well-lit place to read. Alternatively, if you spend a lot of time doing your hair and makeup in your bedroom mirror, then you’ll want to make sure that the mirror is sufficiently lit for the job.

    If your room also doubles up as an office, then desk lamps and pendant lights are especially useful over the work area. You’ll want to make sure the pendant light can be used independently to the rest of the lights in the room, so that you’re able to use it as and when it’s required.

    As with any lighting configuration, it’s important to ensure that the lights, especially the ambient lighting, is dimmable. This will allow you to have complete control over the lighting so you can get it just right for the task at hand.

    If you’re using pendant lights or semi-flush lights as your main source of light in the bedroom, you should try to ensure that it is centred in the room over your bed.  This will allow the light to be dispersed throughout the room, but focussed on the main piece of furniture in the room, the bed. It’s advisable to avoid using too many downlights in a bedroom as they can look harsh and overpowering. However, if they are cleverly-placed and angled towards certain key features, such as a wardrobe, curtains or shelf, then you are able to avoid any harsh lighting.

    By following these bedroom lighting techniques, you’ll turn your bedroom into a truly multifunctional space that you’ll never want to leave.

  • The Benefits of LED (infographic)

    Why should I be buying LED?

    Our infographic below explains some of the cost and environmental benefits of LED lighting, and its overall value to the economy. Among some of the most notable benefits of switching to LED include:

    • LED lighting can last up to 40 years (14,600 days), meaning that you save a ton of money on the cost of replacing your lights. 
    • LED lighting is worth over £12 million to the UK economy as of 2016. 
    • LED lights are a more cost effective solution when compared to CFL and halogen lights 
  • 33 reasons why LED lighting is the future

     



    It’s safe to say that the LED lighting revolution is already underway, with governments and businesses all over the world slowly coming round to the cost, environmental and aesthetic benefits of LED lights. Below, we’ve compiled thirty three  of the most compelling reasons why you should be investing in LED lights.

    Let's Start With The Basics

    There Are Numerous Exciting Uses for LED

    LED lighting makes business sense

    LED lighting design is really spectacular

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  • Our upcycling adventures

     

    We are very proud to be able to share our new salvaged and up-cycled lights with you. It all started with a selection of pipe fittings and a discontinued range of jewellery display lights which developed into a love of explosion proof industrial lights. We offer an array of reclaimed ship lights, ships pendants and ships wall lights.

    Currently in stock are Daeyang ship lights believed to be Japanese squid fishing lights, in great condition. We always have a selection of battered ships pendants as well and a unique set of refurbished tubular explosion proof lights.

     

    We also have a range of steampunk lights made from upcycled bike and car parts, we absolutely love them, totally unique and a celebration of ingenuity and our industrial past. The table lights we currently stock are approx 10kg each, substantial and cool, not to be confused with a cheap reproduction.

     

    As well as this we have been working with aeroplane parts. We've made lighting bases from 747 wheels, back light pieces of fuselage and even air grills. At present we are working on a range of gold titanium tube pendants and matching wall lights.

    Inspired By Concorde. Aeroplane Fuselage Fused Glass Art

     

    Most recently we have been experimenting with making lights out of rather unconventional bits and bobs including gramophones, more plane parts, street lights and anything else we can get our hands on. We are all very excited to be a part of this new craze and look forward to making many 'upcycled' lights in the future.

     

     

     

    Like what you see? Want something made?

    We love a bonkers lighting project so if there's something you're keen to create or commission, please get in touch. We can literally make lights out of anything.

     

    Also take a look at our creations section on our website:

    https://www.efficientlight.co.uk/creations-one-off-unique-lights.html

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