Ester Shaffer. Lighting. August 13th , 2017.
Another fun idea to add to your outdoor oasis is solar-powered fiber optic gazing balls. These unique ornaments add loveliness to your garden at night and even in the day. The solar collector gathers energy during the day to power the fiber optics in the gazing ball at night. At dusk, the fiber optics illuminates the gazing ball and adds instant ambiance to any garden. These typically will remain running for 4-6 hours a night.
What are the different lighting choices available? There are many energy-saving light bulbs available, such as compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), light emitting diodes (LEDs), etc. Although they cost more than the traditional incandescent bulbs, however, save a lot of money because they use less energy. One can easily find these in almost every hardware and home improvement store and can be fixed by taking help of a professional electrician.
What is your timeline? Last minute event lighting is not impossible, but we wouldn't recommend it. Suppliers might not have exactly what you need in stock and then your carefully crafted plan can start to fall to pieces. Allow enough time to shop around, and compare price of hires that include event production support and that all important insurance.
Other Important factors: It is recommended to get a professional home energy audit with the help of a professional electrician. This helps one to pinpoint areas where the home is losing energy and what all improvements are required to save money in the long run. The professional recommends making upgrades in a home energy audit, which can save up to 10%-30% of the annual utility bill.
The same method works well in bathrooms where task lighting is just as important as atmospheric lighting. The additional consideration to make in bathrooms however is the high level of water and moisture in the room. That means lighting especially designed for bathrooms should only be used as any other type of lighting could be dangerous. Bedrooms and the sitting room also need good home lighting. Task lighting may be necessary in various spots throughout each although more thought needs to be put into the design of the lights used. Sitting rooms are used for entertaining, so you do not want large, garish lights displayed. Instead it is a good idea to choose lights that blend in with the rest of the decor. Standing lamps make excellent task lighting and offer the added bonus of being stylish and attractive. These can work well in both sitting rooms and bedrooms. A bedroom will need good bedside lights for reading and if there is a desk in the room, investing in a good quality table lamp is also worthwhile.
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