Outdoor Lighting LED lighting technology is of course widely available for home interiors. In addition to that we have also seen significant developments with outdoor and exterior lighting for both domestic and commercial application. Focusing on domestic lighting, we have seen many new LED products reaching the market that carry the necessary IP (water resistance) rating. These include decking lights, wall lights, security motion sensor floodlights and a range of garden lights including solar.
Let’s start with wall lights. Popular with homeowners and home renovators, the up and down wall light is an obvious choice for illuminating areas in close proximity to exterior walls such as doorways and patios. Available in a wide range of finishes and lumens outputs (determined by the bulb), The GU10 bulb housing unit is cost effective and easy to install. They also look great, particularly with brickwork and stone. There are also many other models of wall lights that are available, from the latest designs to the more traditional.
Modern architecture and interior design (more often than not) will try to incorporate both natural and electrical lighting as part of the overall design. With the rise of Eco homes, lighting is also an area of consideration for the designer and retailer alike, as is a myriad of new living spaces and property conversion projects that are becoming more and more popular in our landscape. Living spaces in converted mills and warehousing across Britain’s towns and cities are now commonplace. And as the landscape of modern living changes so does the architecture, interior & lighting design needed to cater for new home and business premises alike.
Interior design can be complimented by choosing the correct lighting and here there is a wide variety of options...
In September 2018 the EU legislation has seen the beginning of the end for halogen bulb manufacturing and importation throughout Europe. China has also recently banned the exportation of halogen bulb technology. Australia to are also aiming to phase out halogen bulbs by 2020. The obvious ‘go to’ replacement is undoubtedly LED and with the UK still currently part of the EU this legislation counts here to. And of course, LED technology brings with it many benefits.
The impact of the World’s energy consumption is an area of increasing importance and scrutiny.
As technological advances are made to meet consumer demands, there is rightly a more heightened sense of where long term environmental impact is heading. No less so with lighting technology. Here the advances have been considerable over the last decade with the development and refining of LED lighting technology. This has seen a gradual move away from the traditional incandescent halogen filament bulb, with LED providing a considerable leap forward in terms of energy efficiency and lumens per watt output. With the added bonus of LED units lasting longer, the prospect of switching to LED for most household consumers is very much a viable one for many reasons.