A light for every room
Our home plays a central role in our lives, and because we spend so much time there, we like to make it look good and follow trends. Lighting is very important in a home and plays not only a decorative role, but also a functional one. In fact, depending on the activities that are carried out, each room of an apartment, a condominium or a house will have different and specific lighting needs.
In addition, lighting preferences may vary according to objective, socio-cultural and even subjective conditions. Good lighting should make a home pleasant, comfortable and functional at the same time. In addition, residential lighting must not only be effective, but also efficient. It must be effective to project a sense of security, create an ambiance or illuminate a workspace, for example. Finally, it is important that the lighting in your home be efficient, especially in terms of saving energy and ensuring a sufficient level of light output.
There are a variety of techniques for effective lighting design in the home, including ambient lighting, task lighting, accent lighting, decorative lighting, wall lighting and backlighting. Because of the changing needs of different rooms, lighting will also be different in the kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, basement, garage and outside the home.
Corridors and stairways are often neglected in terms of lighting. However, they can be much more practical, safe and stylish with the use of LED strips, wall lights, recessed lights or even pendant lights. In the garage, consider installing vapor tight lighting and positioning it on either side of the cars and not above.
Light up your home’s exterior as well
When it comes to outdoor lighting for your home, there really are so many options! The main characteristic that your outdoor lighting fixtures must have is, of course, their resistance to humidity and dust. In fact, in order to avoid the risk of fire or overheating, it is essential to ensure that your lighting fixtures are waterproof. Several levels of protection are available for outdoor lighting, from splash water to underwater immersion.
Several exciting lighting products can be used to illuminate the exterior of the home. Among these, wall sconces are very popular. Indeed, they are perfect for facade lighting, as the directions of the light streams add interesting design touches. It is possible, with this kind of lighting product, to have light streams directed in all directions, so that the lighting becomes a decorative element of the exterior of your home.
Recessed lights are also gaining in popularity to enhance the exterior of the home. They can be easily installed in the cornice of the house to direct a downward light flow that will enhance the front of the house while ensuring good visibility all around it.
Floor lights are also widely used for the exterior of the home to emphasize the facade. Also, if you have an architectural feature that you want to highlight, this type of product is perfect for that.
When it comes to the patio, choose recessed LED light sources! In fact, LED ribbons and rings can be positioned just about anywhere on your deck. Use them to light your steps, posts, railing and even the ground. If you’re lucky enough to have a roof on your deck as well, add recessed spotlights to ensure even illumination over the entire area! Today, it’s even possible to have bright outdoor furniture like chairs, plant pots and tables. Wall sconces can also be a great option, as they can be easily installed outside the house, never too far from your deck.
Pour le jardin et l’aménagement paysager, il y a encore une fois beaucoup de place à la créativité. D’abord, vous pouvez installer de petits lampadaires au sol afin d’avoir une lumière décorative ou éclairer un passage. Pour éclairer ce dernier, les rubans LED peuvent aussi être une alternative très intéressante afin de rendre le passage lui-même discrètement lumineux. Finalement, avec des projecteurs de sol, vous pouvez aussi orienter les flux lumineux afin de mettre en valeur un élément de votre aménagement paysager, comme un arbre, une fontaine ou autres.
LUX, the partner for all your residential projects
LUX Lighting Solutions has everything you need for residential lighting, whether it’s for the kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, basement, garage or the exterior of your home. In fact, thousands of high quality products at great prices such as LED strips, recessed lights, lamps, backlit mirrors, LED fans and a wide variety of beautiful indoor and outdoor fixtures are available at LUX for your residential lighting projects. Our technical team can also design custom lighting solutions that will be manufactured for you, directly at LUX. Request an appointment today or contact us for more information.