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How to Buy Creative Lighting?

Lighting is the most charming flirt in the room. Different shapes, colors, materials, and sizes can create different light and shadow effects for different rooms, showing different expressions in the room. Now, in the face of the multitude of lamps on the market, do you feel a little dazzled?

In fact, you have to consider the following three aspects when purchasing lamps:

First of all, you should choose the style of lighting according to your actual needs and personal preferences. For example, if you pay attention to the practicality of the lamp, you should choose a ceiling lamp or floor lamp with dark rims such as black and crimson. If you pay attention to decoration and pursue modern style, you can choose lively lighting. If it is a lamp that loves national characteristics, you can choose a floor lamp with sculpture craftsmanship.

Second, the color of the lamps and lanterns should be coordinated with the home’s environmental decoration style. The layout of the lighting in the room must take into account the style of the furniture in the room, the color of the wall surface, and the colors of the household appliances. Otherwise, the lighting and the overall color of the room are inconsistent. For example, the color of the indoor wallpaper is light-colored, and a warm-colored incandescent lamp should be used as the light source, so as to create a bright and soft light environment.

Finally, the size of the lamps should be configured in accordance with the area of ​​the room, the size of the furniture and the corresponding size. For small living rooms under 12 square meters, ceiling lamps or wall lamps with a diameter of less than 200 mm should be used. The number and size of lamps should be suitable to avoid overcrowding. In the living room of about 15 square meters, a ceiling lamp or multi-furnace chandelier with a diameter of about 300 mm should be used. The maximum diameter of the lamp must not exceed 400 mm. Spotlights or wall lights on both sides with murals will give better results.

In home life, according to different functions, lamps can be divided into architectural lamps and decorative lamps. According to reports, architectural lamps and lanterns are to be combined with building structures, such as downlights, wall lamps, ceiling lamps, recessed lamps, etc. Although these lamps have multiple choices in style, they are relatively single in functionality. Therefore, before home renovation Full consideration should be given to the actual functional effects of each luminaire after decoration, and do not pay too much attention to style and ignore practicality.

Decorative lamps are relatively free to choose. At present, there are a wide range of decorative lamps on the market with complete styles. During home decoration, different families can match according to their own decoration style. For example, many families now like crystal lamps, Japanese-style lamps, and American-style lamps. In addition, there are some special-shaped lamps that can also be selected. From the perspective of lighting effects, decorative lamps are mainly used for decoration, so although some lamps are very good-looking, their functionality is relatively poor. You must consider the use of functions when choosing.

Light source: It is difficult to have both life and light efficiency

According to the light source, there are four kinds of lamps that are more common in daily life: incandescent lamps, energy saving lamps, metal halide lamps, and LED lamps (light emitting diodes). These lamps have advantages and disadvantages in use, and it is necessary to fully understand the performance of various lamps.


The biggest disadvantage of incandescent lamps is their short lifespan. The operating time is generally between 3000-4000 hours. Some poor-quality incandescent lamps can only be used for 1500 hours. However, the color rendering of incandescent lamps is very high, which can reach 100, which means that the original appearance of the object can be completely displayed. The incandescent lamp has an illumination between 2700K-2800K, and the color is relatively soft. According to characteristics, incandescent lamps in homes are often used in restaurants, bedrooms and other spaces, and they look more comfortable in color.

Energy-saving lamps:

Energy-saving lamps are popular because of energy saving. A 9-watt energy-saving lamp is equivalent to a 40-watt incandescent lamp. The life of energy-saving lamps is also relatively long, generally 8000-10000 hours. The color rendering of energy-saving lamps is around 80, and some products can reach more than 85, and the color rendering is also relatively high.

The illumination range of energy-saving lamps is between 2700K-6500K, so the energy-saving lamps are available in yellow and white light colors. Most people think that the yellow light is warmer and the white light is colder. Now many five-star hotels like to use the yellow warm light energy-saving lamps, and the effect is very good.

High-quality energy-saving lamps will use true tri-basic rare-earth phosphors to ensure long life while maintaining high brightness. After normal use of energy-saving lamps for a period of time, the lamps will dim, mainly due to the loss of phosphors, which is technically called light decay. Some high-quality energy-saving lamps have invented the constant light technology, which can keep the lamp in the best working state for a long time. After 2000 hours of use, the light decay is less than 10%.

Metal halide lamp:

Metal halide lamp is actually a kind of incandescent lamp, the life is not very long, generally between 3000-4000 hours, not more than 6000 hours. The illuminance of metal halide lamps is between 2700K-3250K. This kind of lamp can be used for accent lighting. For example, in order to highlight the decorative painting on the wall, the interior decoration, etc., it can be illuminated with a cold light lamp cup. This white light can be changed according to different home improvement styles, keeping in line with fashion.

LED lights:

The name of this kind of lamp is called light-emitting diode, which belongs to new technology. Now the white LED lights on the market are better in performance, but the current LED lights still need to be technically perfect. First, the light efficiency is relatively low, and the second is the lack of color. In the seven bands of red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, blue, and purple, the LED lights have fewer blue and green bands. There are defects. Experts predict that if the LED lights can solve these two problems well, they may replace other lights in the future, because in theory, the life of LED lights is unlimited.

Selection guide for soft-mounted household lamps:

The lamp is a more personalized electrical appliance. As long as you like it, there is basically no law in choosing. But now many people choose professional designers for home improvement design. After the completion, it is better to choose the type of lamps and light sources according to the requirements of the designer, so that they can be better consistent with the home improvement style. After all, designers are professionals.

In the choice of light source of the lamp, we must pay attention to people’s psychological feelings. Do not choose too much white light. Using some soft yellow light will make people feel comfortable at home, and the color temperature should be uniform.

Many people use lamp troughs when decorating now. In fact, some families will not use them for a long time after they move in. Do n’t follow the trend of “people-to-cloud” style decoration. Consider actual needs.

In the selection of lamps, don’t try to be cheap, lamps are also small appliances, in addition to poor quality lamps, in addition to greatly reduced performance, there are hidden dangers in safety.

In order to better save energy, the lights should be distinguished by function: general lighting and accent lighting. Generally, the general lighting can be used for general illumination, and the key lighting should be used for artworks, hallways and other spaces. This will be more functional in nature. Use the lamps in any space. In addition to energy saving, it can also increase the indoor space. A sense of change.

Creative knowledge about creative lighting:

Color rendering: refers to the reduction characteristics of light to objects, has good color rendering, can make the color of the object closer to the color under noon daylight under the light, and can best reflect the original characteristics of things. The higher the color rendering, the better Things are what they are.

Illumination: refers to the brightness of the light on the object. For example, the illumination range of energy-saving lamps is between 2700K-6500K. The higher the illuminance, the brighter the light. 2700k is generally warm light and the color is yellow. It is relatively soft. Blush.

Light decay: It is one of the important standards for measuring the quality of energy-saving lamps. High-quality energy-saving lamps can ensure the minimum light decay during use.

When you choose a light fixture for a children’s room, the safety performance of the light fixture is first. In addition, it is also important whether the light fixture is environmentally friendly, cute and in line with children’s psychology. In terms of light source, because children are in the development stage, bright light and high color rendering are very important. Trichromatic fluorescent lamps are an ideal choice. It is a new generation of fluorescent lamps using trichromatic phosphors. The characteristics are that the luminous efficiency is ordinary. 1.4 times of fluorescent lamps, 1.2 times the color rendering of ordinary fluorescent lamps. Therefore, the three primary color light sources are brighter, and show colors more realistically and naturally, which is good for children’s vision.

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