When designing our homes we tend to focus on the furniture, the decorations, and other stuff that we often forget one aspect that is just as important as those mentioned—the lighting. Choosing the right lighting for every part of your house can be really crucial as it doesn’t only illuminate your home but also highlight certain elements. And if you get it right, it can totally change the mood and ambiance of your room. We caught up with renowned architect Conrad Onglao to talk about all things lighting, and he explains, “A bedroom should have soft and warm lighting while an office space should have bright white lighting to keep one alert. There is no blanket lighting solution for all spaces.” But selecting the one that suits your need is more than just buying the first bulb you see in hardware stores.
There are many different types of bulbs, but nowadays, LED bulbs seems to be the most obvious choice of many what with the assurance of energy efficiency, “Your room can be transformed in the switch of a single light bulb. But with low quality bulbs, you’ll find yourself more hassled than benefited with the transformation if you have to keep changing it! This is where LED makes a difference,” says Jam Chan, Marketing Director of Orbik LED light blubs, a line of high quality illumination solutions that address specific needs and work to the highest efficiency.
Sometimes it doesn't matter how beautiful your place is, or how expensive or elaborate the pieces of your furniture are, if you don't have the proper lighting, everything will look dull. It's really all about understanding which lighting will greatly complement your decoratives and which one will somehow match and enhance the color palette that you are going for. Because really, good lighting is the key element that will balance it all.
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