Globes & Tubes
Always have a spare with globes, tubes and light bulbs from Spotlight. Whatever your lighting needs, we are sure to have the right globe or tube for you in this collection. There is just about every type available, with more popular styles alongside more unusual bulbs. Brighten up your space and illuminate your home, shop globes and tubes online or at your local Spotlight store today.
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Maximise Lighting In Your Home With These Tips From Spotlight
There are lots of different types of lights these days. While lighting used to be functional alone, it can be used to create an ambience as well. Therefore, lighting is something many homeowners need to consider carefully. To help you on your way, here are the top tips from the Spotlight team.
What Are The Different Types Of Lights That Can Be Present Inside My Home?
In general, there are three different types of lights: ambient, accent and functional lighting. To understand the properties of each light, check out the brief summary below.
Ambient lighting: This type of lighting is used to create a certain atmosphere inside the home. For example, if you are looking for a romantic and relaxed vibe, then you will use warmer and less intense lighting in a room. Lights such as in the example are considered ambient.
Accent lighting: Accent lighting is very limited inside a home's interior, this because it is used to focus the attention on certain decorative parts of the home. For example, some homeowners can install some lighting to draw the attention to some wall art.
Functional lighting: This kind of lighting is used to ensure you can perform certain actions in a specific room. Functional lighting is quite present in the kitchen or the bathroom, this to ensure you can cook and wash properly.
How Should I Arrange The Lighting In The Living Room?
Most living rooms will have some functional lighting in the middle of the room without much else, at least when you purchase a new home. When a home is built, most builders will focus on functional lighting and leave little room for ambience or accent lighting.
Ideally, you want some functional lighting above your seating area. Even though this light will not always be on, you need to make sure some functional lighting is present, for example, when you want to read a book without having to get a reading light.
Some living rooms can be remarkably dark, even with some functional lighting above the main seating area. If this is the case for your home, it can be beneficial to get some affordable floor lamps from Spotlight. By getting some of these floor lamps, you can create some ambient lighting in the darker corners of the living room. To counter those dark corners, you can also use some wall art with accent lights.
There are some living rooms that function as a dining room as well. If this is the case, make sure to add some functional lighting above the dining table as well.
How Should I Tackle Bedroom Lighting?
Contrary to most other rooms inside your home, the bedroom actually has more ambient lighting. After all, a bedroom needs to be inviting to sleep. Lights that are overly bright can therefore be counterproductive.
One of our recommendations is a set of warm table lamps. These can create a lovely ambience in the bedroom while you prepare for bed, and they give you some functional light to read a book before bed.
Even though the focus lies on ambient lighting in a bedroom, you still need one functional light. If you are getting ready to go out and are laying out your wardrobe, then this functional lighting proves useful. So, be sure to get an overhead light as well.
How Should I Arrange Kitchen Lighting?
One of the most complex areas inside your home where lighting is concerned is your kitchen. After all, kitchens need lots of functional lighting, but they come beautifully designed as well. So, it is a matter of finding the balance between functional lighting, ambient lighting, and some accents.
When you select lighting for your kitchen, be sure to take a look at recessed lighting, as this tends to blend beautifully. If you have a kitchen island, make sure to have some functional lighting immediately above it.
The kitchen is also one of the few areas that could benefit from lighting near the ground. Therefore, many people install some spots on the bottom of their kitchen counters. Some even install lights inside their cupboards to ensure they have a full view of its contents.