The Secrets of a Well Lighted Bedroom
At one time or another we’ve all likely found ourselves cluelessly standing in front of the massive light bulb selection at Home Depot or Target. Most of us give ourselves to the packaging and judge the book by its cover—choosing moderately priced bulbs that say they’re efficient and appeal to us. We take our 60-75 watts bulbs home, install them in the light fixtures in our bedrooms and cross our fingers. Then, in the flip of a switch, we’re full of disappointment. We hate the way this bulb makes us feel. “It’s so harsh” or “this is as bright as a nightlight,” we think.
It doesn’t have to be this way. With a few tips, you can correctly light your bedroom.
Whether we share our bedroom with a loved one or have it all to ourselves, most of us want our bedroom lighting to support the three R’s (rest, relaxation, and romance).
Avoiding blue light waves will prevent your circadian rhythm disorder by ensuring your body doesn’t confuse your house light with daylight. With the correct LED Lights, your brain will continue the natural production of melatonin that carries you to a comfortable snooze.
The bedroom is a great place to use dimmable table and floor lamps as they can be conveniently placed next to the bed, at a height that reduces shadows and supports things like reading. If you can, add a layer of accent lighting to the mix to create a base of gentle light.
(1500 – 4000 total Lumens)
Dimmers a plus
Warm or soft tones: 2700 – 2900 K
Tip: Warm tones are favorable for relaxation, but soft or neutral are better for reading specific fixtures.