Tips of Lighting Design for Living Room

Lighting is an important and indispensable part of the living room. Through the different combination of lamps can make up a total different lighting effect. Thanks to the advantages of energy saving and durability, LED lights have mostly replaced other traditional light sources in home lighting market. If you are going to decorate your living room, there are 3 key factors must be taken in consideration: color rendering index (CRI), color temperature, and the overall effect.

1. CRI (color redering index)

From Wikipedia, we can learn that a color rendering index (CRI) is a quantitative measure of the ability of a light source to reveal the colors of various objects faithfully in comparison with an ideal or natural light source. Our eays are easier to accommodate the natural light, so that the high CRI light will make us more comfortable. Generally, we'll recommed the LED lamps with CRI of Ra90+.

2. Color temperature (CCT)

CCT is one of the recognize. Low color temperature such as warm white and neutral white can give people a feeling of warm and comfortable. High color temperature light will be bluish that make people feel cool. For interior lighting, low color temperature will be the best choice.

3. The overall effect

The living room's lights should match up with the style of furniture and decoration. For example, the classic decoration goes better with warm white and neutral white. And the white light is mostly used in the modern contracted decoration.

The indoor lighting source of the house should consider the light effect, color rendering index (CRI), lifespan, as well as the overall color of the house. Given the energy saving and environmental protection, LED lights should be given priority. At the same time, it is necessary to use a light source with high CRI; the higher the CRI, the more similar the light is to natural light. Ra90+ will be preferred, with a minimum of Ra80. Color temperature is the key to create atmosphere. When the color temperature of the light source is low, the light color appears dark, which makes people feel warm, peaceful, and relax. On the contrary, it creates a cool and refreshing atmosphere. Residential lighting should also reflect the contours of the interior structure, the spatial level and the three-dimensional sense of interior furniture and decorative objects.

Lighting is already an integral part of interior design. Different lighting can create different moods and atmospheres. The same space, if different lighting methods, different positions, angular directions, different lamp shapes, different light intensity, and color, can obtain a variety of visual-spatial effects.

The living room is a common activity venue for the whole family. The lighting in the living room has two functions, practical and decorative. The layout and selection of the lamps in the hall should be fully determined according to the color of the furniture and decoration of the residents. Generally, the chandeliers can be set at the top of the center, and the number of downlights can be set at different edges. The surrounding walls can be provided with fancy LED wall lights in appropriate positions. LED strip lights can be used in the ceiling and TV background wall for decoration. The main light can be chandelier or LED panel light, which depending on the style of personal preference.

Indoor lighting design has become an essential factors in interior design with room layout, color, shape, materials, and so on. The indoor lighting design must meet the lighting design technical standards and corresponding design specifications to meet the requirements of people’s visual functions. It must also fully consider people’s aesthetic needs and meet their visual psychological requirements, thus creating beautiful work and life for people.

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