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Any bulb will do?

Any bulb will do?

How much thought do you put into lighting your home or business? You may think that just any old bulb will do if it lights the area, it is required to, but lighting is so much more. Choosing the right lighting solution is just as important as the colour you paint your walls and the items you choose to furnish your environment, if you have spent time and money creating your perfect property why wouldn’t you put the same effort into making sure it is lit to perfection. Lighting is an essential tool for both practical and decorative purposes and with the right guidance, simple changes can transform a room. With different lumens designs and colour temperatures to play around with you have a plethora of options to choose from.

The first thing you need to consider is what you require from your light source. Do you require task lighting for cooking, writing, reading or intricate work where visibility is vital, general lighting, which is also known as ambient lighting, mood lighting or do you want to use accent lighting to highlight areas that you would like to stand out? Once you have decided the purpose for your lighting consider the lumen output and colour temperature you desire. Do you desire a bright, crisp light to invigorate you or a soft, subtle, warm light to make you feel cosy and relaxed. As for lumens the higher the lumens the brighter the light, if your lighting is just for effect then opt for a lower lumen output. These days you can have multiple options in just one lightbulb, many smart lightbulbs come with the benefit of being able dim and change colour as well as set lighting schedules all controlled from an app.

Lighting doesn’t just have to stop with your lightbulb, why not upgrade an old, drab existing fitting with a new lampshade and fabric cable or create a feature with a decorative pendant and a fabulous filament lightbulb.

Any bulb will do?

If you want to update and upgrade the look and feel of your home and business, lighting can be a cost effective and easy way to do you. It is part of the décor, and its effect can showcase your property in a wonderful light or be very detrimental when used incorrectly.

So, the next time you need a lightbulb, please do not think that any bulb will do, you can achieve your perfect lighting solution at the flick of a switch. We understand that lighting can be a bit of a minefield these days, so why not contact our helpful team who will be happy to assist you.


About Sonja Dean

Sonja is a lighting expert at The Lightbulb Company with a background in hospitality and a keen awareness of the important role lighting plays in our everyday lives. She has worn many hats with us over the years, developing an extensive knowledge of lighting and the lighting industry. She is passionate about working with customers, understanding their needs, and providing them with the best solutions.