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4 Ways to Warm Your Home With Light

Winter has arrived!

While you’re adding blankets, throws and rugs, and hauling out your heaters; why not think about these quick and easy lighting ideas to create warmth and a cosy ambience in your home.

Here are the 4 lighting tips to get your home lighting winter-ready:
 

  1. Dimmer Switches

    If you don’t have dimmer switches installed, the time is now. Dimming your overhead lights is the easiest way to add visual warmth to a room. With just a quick adjustment of the strength of light in your room, you are able change the ambience from bright and functional to cosy and ambient.

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  3. Warm White Bulbs

    Cool lighting is great in the summer, but – for winter – switch to warmer bulbs. Warmer light helps us to relax, unwind, and enjoy the comfort of home.

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  5. Table Lamps

    Table lamps are must-haves when creating layered lighting with softly lit cosy corners. Try different combinations, shades, textures, and colours for the perfect winter home.
    See Selective Lighting’s range of table lamps here.

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  7. Copper

    Adding copper lighting will modernise and warm your home. Copper fittings bring a comforting orange glow to your room. Click here to see Selective Lighting’s on-trend copper fittings.

 

Lighting Tips to Save Energy

With fewer hours of sunlight, we keep our lights burning for more hours during the day. But there are still a few ways to cut costs and energy:

  • Turn off those lights not in use.
  • Open your curtains as much as possible to let daylight in.
  • Dirty bulbs can reduce light output by up to 25%, so keep them clean.
  • Switch to CFLs or LEDs. See a comparison between incandescents, CFLs and LEDs here.