It’s that time of the year again… this weekend the clocks will be going back, marking the end of British summertime and the beginning of several months of long dark nights.
Suddenly there is a distinct chill in the air and the sunlight feels more distant. The evenings have already begun to draw in and it won’t be long before we’re coming home to a dark house.
But it doesn’t have to be doom and gloom. The warmth of a good lighting scheme can cosy up our spaces and transform our homes into a sanctum to retreat to on a cold night.
We need to make sure that our spaces have the level of light that they deserve, especially during the winter months when we have less natural light to work with and we’re spending of our more time indoors.
It may be tempting to rely on a single source of light in a room, but consider all the nooks and corners where the light doesn’t reach.
We should aim for an even distribution of light and by introducing techniques such as accent lighting; we can achieve an even, soft glow in a space and highlight architectural details or interior features that may otherwise be lost in the darkness.
Task lighting in a similar way will add an extra layer of light to your scheme, which can help us carry out our everyday tasks. Take under cabinet lighting for example, it can illuminate a counter and provides better visibility in a kitchen whilst preparing food.
Getting the right mood lighting is equally important to help us transform our homes into a winter haven. And creating the right mood for different occasions is dependent upon the use of various lighting tones, colours and brightness levels.
So the right choice of a dimmer system that can operate different circuits is critical, as it will allow you to control the different layers of light and achieve the desired ambience for each space in your home.
At Ecoled, we offer a modular range of architecturally designed downlights, uplights, and linear lights, which are compatible with various dimmer systems. If you would like to know more about how you can warm up your home this winter, get in touch with one of our lighting engineers.