If you have just moved or you are looking to move into your next home, lighting is essential to make the most of your time inside and help it feel like home, especially while we are still in lockdown.
Step 1: Assess the current lighting in the house
The first things to do with a new home is to assess the current natural light coming in each room. If your room is short of natural light and has dark spaces, then it is important to incorporate LED lighting in those areas.
Step 2: Assess what lighting is right for each room
You should assess the right colour temperature as well as the style of lighting for each room. The right colour temperature for the room depends on its style, furniture and the worktops installed. For example, a kitchen with wooden cabinets and worktops may be better suited to warmer colour temperatures, whereas a modern kitchen with white cabinets would suit cooler temperatures. You can also read our guide on LED colour temperatures.
Continuous versus spot lighting
Continuous lighting is better suited to more modern or contemporary styles, whereas spot lighting tends to look better in traditional aesthetics. For example, traditional kitchens are better suited to spot lighting, whereas modern kitchens suit continuous lighting such as strip lighting. You can read what the difference is between continuous and spot lighting here.
Before choosing your LED lighting, it is important to follow some simple dos and don’ts. Read our guide on the do’s and don’ts of planning LED lighting here.
IP ratings and zones
When you are looking into the correct lighting, you should consider the IP rating required for the kitchen and bathroom. A lighting product that is required to be close to water it is important that it is the correct rating and can be used in the right zone. You can read our blog guide on IP ratings and IP zones here.
Step 3: Select lighting
Once you have chosen the type of lighting and colour temperatures required for each room, it is time to choose the look and finish from our VEW lighting products.
Step 4: Work out how to control your lighting
Next you should choose how you want to control your lighting as well as calculate the wattage and correct driver for your lighting.
There are multiple ways to control your lighting including sensors, remote controls, remote switches, wall switches, smart systems and Wi-Fi multi-channel app. Read our guide on to control your LED lighting to find out more.
Before you order your lighting, you should work out how many LED drivers and the wattage required for each driver. You can read our guides on how to work which driver you need as well how many drivers you need here.
Step 5: Installation
Finally, you should have your LED lighting installed by a professional electrician to make sure it is safely and securely installed. Your new home will have the correct lighting installed for each room. Enjoy spending your time in your beautiful new home!