Importance of good interior lighting in your home

Importance of good interior lighting in your home

“In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.”


The process of building or decorating a home requires numerous elements that should work together harmoniously. A key aspect of design which is often overlooked is lighting. Lighting can transform an ordinary home into an extraordinary one.

Ambient lighting is the most common form of lighting in the home. This includes downlights, wall lightingchandelierspendants, and others. These fixtures can also be decorative pieces to complement and enhance the home’s décor. Creating ambient lighting involves the use of color temperature and brightness to create a comfortable and balanced level of light throughout the home. This type of lighting can also be referred to as mood lighting.

Task lighting provides increased light for specific tasks in a room or space that may already have ambient lighting. This form of lighting enables the efficient completion of tasks around the house such as reading a book, working in the kitchen, doing schoolwork, walking safely from room to room, etc.

Accent lighting is intended to highlight specific objects or areas within a space and  is typically brighter than ambient lighting and specifically draws attention to features such as artwork, furnishings or architectural details thus converting them into focal points.

The importance of good lighting in your home goes beyond the aesthetic and functional value which it provides. Efficient lighting selections will definitely reduce electricity costs and help save the environment. In comparison to incandescent light bulbs, compact fluorescent, or CFL bulbs generate much less heat and use up to 60 percent less energy. They also last up to10 times longer. LED lamps generate light without heat thus also requiring much less electricity. These lamps can last up to 50 times longer than incandescent light bulbs. Dimmers are very efficient in reducing electricity consumption and assist in creating ambiance and mood within a setting.

It is always advisable to speak to professionals when selecting lighting for your home or workplace. is here for you and can assist and advise you throughout the selection and planning process. Our comprehensive selection is one of the largest in South Africa and with thousands of products for you to choose from, we are confident that you will find exactly what you are looking for.

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