The Importance Of Natural Lighting

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When planning a new design for your home, considerable time is usually spent on decisions relating to the colour scheme, furniture and flooring. What is often over-looked is the lighting, not the light fittings, but where light is being generated and how this will affect the overall look and feel of the interior.

Obtaining natural light through windows or skylights is the most favourable option. Natural light is pure white, so shows other colours without distortion and it also brings natural warmth. Natural light is also free, so making the most of this resource can help to reduce energy costs in the long term. Whilst highly desirable, natural light isn't always available, especially through winter months when the daylight hours are shorter,
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This efficiency can be especially beneficial for lighting in harder to access areas, such as high ceilings, or those hidden within other interior furniture. Again the significantly reduced need for purchasing replacement bulbs is another reason why LED lighting is cost effective.
When working under a table lamp, for example in a studio or office, the heat generated can be a problem. As LED lighting is free from Ultraviolet rays it generates less heat, which can be safer and offers protection for heat sensitive objects.

The main reason why people are making the move to installing LED lighting is its environmental credentials. They offer energy savings of between 80% and 90% in comparison to standard lighting. As our demands for energy continue to increase, there are real risks of demand exceeding supply and increasing chances of power cuts. Energy production and use is also a key factor influencing global warming and the destruction of natural habitats. To reduce the impact we are having, we all need to take measures to reduce our energy consumption. LED lighting is also free from mercury and other hazardous materials making them safer to dispose of at the end of their working
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