WHAT DEFINES GOOD LIGHTING?
WARM OR COOL?
We always tend to lean on the warmer side of things. In homes especially, warm lighting is essential to making everything feel more familiar and homey. It tends to make people feel more comfortable and welcome.
Creating “tents” of light is helpful in making a space more cozy. Reflecting lighting off of different walls distributes the light, creating a glow throughout the room. So try dispersing your lighting strategically. Hint: Corners work nicely.
BARE BULB OR COVERED?
Depending on the bulb you choose, covering can be necessary or not. If you decide on an LED, covering or shading might be helpful as it cuts glare and the brightness. Otherwise clear glass looks nice and no light is sacrificed. Clear glass is good for warmer Edison-esque lighting.
LED OR INCANDESCENT?
We will almost always opt for LED. A few years ago if we wanted warm lighting it was essential to use Incandescent. but now LED lighting can be customized to give off warm glows that fall lower on the Kelvin scale. LED is also the best option for energy efficiency. 75% less energy is used to produce light and their lifespan is approximately 25x longer compared to an incandescent bulb.
Written by: Peyton Schebler
Photography: Daniel Schebler