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Every room in your home is different.

You likely have heard that sunlight gives us energy, but did you know that light bulbs work in a similar way? Bulbs that emit blue light waves produce serotonin, which makes us focused, awake, and alert. Bulbs that don’t emit blue light waves allow for our brain to produce melatonin, which makes us relaxed, drowsy, and ready for a good nights sleep.

It is also a common misconception that the brightness of a light bulb is measured in Watts. Watts actually measure energy usage, while Lumens measure brightness.

 

Bedroom Use 

In bedrooms, mosut people want the atmosphere to be relaxed, calm, and peaceful. Avoiding blue light waves in the bedroomwill kepp your circadian rhythm from confusing the light in the bedroom with the natural light outside. This allows the braion to produce the melatonin needed for a comfortable sleep. 

Suggested Total Brightness Level : 1,500 to 4,000 Lumens

Suggested Color Temperature : 2700-3000K

 

Home Office Use 

 When lighting a home office, make sure that the lights are maximizing the ability to be productive in the space provided. Putting cool-white lights in the office mimic daylight will increase serotonin production keeping users focused,alert, and energized. Make sure to choose a place that would not creat unwanted glares on the computer screen. LED Desk lamps can place to offer greater task lighting and the ability to switch color temperature on demand. 

Suggested Total Brightness Level : 3.000 to 6,000 Lumens

Suggested Color Temperature : 3000-5000K

Dining Room Use

When eating a nice meal with the family or guests, lighting should not be overly bright and obnoxious, and certainly not want the area to be so dim that users are dozing off. Whether it is a afternoon brunch or a late dinner, a dimmable overhead fixtures allow for that perfect brightness at any time of day. It is recommanded soft to neutral tones for the dining room that create the perfect ambiance. Also, consider LED bulbs for chandelier fixture that are commonly used in a dining room. LED chandelier bulbs now offer beautiful color and light output.

Suggested Total Brightness Level : 3.000 to 6,000 Lumens

Suggested Color Temperature : 2200-3000K

Kitchen Use

The Kitchen is in essence a workspace. Many start their mornings in the kitchen, so those blue-light emitting bulbs over the counter will help make user alert and awake while prepping breakfast. If there is a table in the kitchen, a dimmable overhead fixture with warmer color temperature can create a nice ambiance to balance out the brighter blue lights over the kitchen counters. Kitchens also can take advantage of recessed overhead lighting which can benefit from LED BR Bulbs or Recessed Retrofit Kit.

Suggested Total Brightness Level : 4.000 to 8,000 Lumens

Suggested Color Temperature : 2700-5000K

Bathroom Use

Before going to school or work, most of us get ready by looking in the bathoom mirrow, Ideally, the lighting to come from around the mirror rather than on the ceiling. Using bright lights will ensure users to not miss a spot shaving or mess up the make-up. Since many start the day with a shower, putting a high output surface mount retrofix ficture in the shower fixture is a great way to start waking up before tackling the day ahead. Use larger globe style bulbs to illuminate common fixtures places above and or around the mirrow

Suggested Total Brightness Level : 4.000 to 8,000 Lumens

Suggested Color Temperature : 3000-5000K


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