Lighting is one of the most important tools of interior design. Lighting affects the mood, appearance and function of a space positively or negatively. Correct lighting is particularly vital when it comes to furniture stores that service to retail customers and where even the smallest details are important due to intense competition. The right lighting has a huge impact on your customers' shopping experience. Don't let an overly lit or dimly lit store lower your sales. Below you can find the roadmap that will help you decide your store's light needs, how and how much to illuminate. Furniture stores are usually large spaces by nature. While designing the lighting of these large spaces, the general lighting need of the space should be taken into consider, and the lighting of each furniture group should be specially designed. Customers buy the furniture with their eyes. They examine the products that appeal to them. Good lighting is required for a good first impression to be left to the customer. How should the correct lighting be in furniture stores? In order for the furniture to attract the attention of the customers and to be perceived completely and accurately by the customers, it must be illuminated with the right color temperature, the right light intensity, the right angle, the appropriate number, energy-saving and high CRI value. Choose the right color temperature If you sell office furniture, use lighting in the display areas similar to office lighting. If you think your lights are too white, then use bulbs with 5000K-5500K light color. This light color creates a feeling of energy and increases working efficiency. Customers who examine the furniture feel more energetic. Complete the decoration by using work desk lamps that match your office furniture. Don't just light your furniture with ceiling lights. Make sure there are lights from different layer levels. If you cannot bring electrical energy for the work tables you display in your store, then you can use rechargeable table lamps. These table lamps promise freedom by keeping you away from cable clutter for the office furniture. If you want to browse our catalog for wireless table lamps, you can use the link below. https://www.avonni.com/en/downloads/ If you are selling bedroom furniture, then the lights should be relaxing, not energizing. Use 2700K-3000K color temperatures. Customers who examine the furniture can feel the ambiance that the furniture creates in their homes with the relaxing lights. Lighting created by a chandelier suitable for your bedroom sets on the furniture will lead to a holistic approach design feeling. Never ignore the warm and soft lighting provided by bedside lamps. Customers do not only want to see furniture models, but also want to be inspired. If you can't sell bedroom furniture without bedspreads or pillows, also include lighting products in the set. Offer a holistic design that inspires. To illuminate the living room sets, choose color temperatures from 3000K to 4000K, depending on furniture styles. The colors in this range are neither very energetic nor preparing for sleep colors. Complete your living room sets with chandeliers suitable for style. Include floor-standing lamps, indispensable for the living rooms, into the set. Appropriate Light Intensity In order for the furniture to be seen completely and correctly by the customer, the light intensity should neither be too high nor too low. If your store is in a shopping mall or there are sections that cannot benefit from sunlight, then the light level of artificial lighting should be adjusted to the appropriate value. The level of light on the desired surface is measured by lux value. For more detailed information about light level, you can take a look at our Lux lighting level article. If you sell office furniture, the lights on the table surface should be at 500 lx level. In living room sets or bedroom furniture, the lighting on the product (80 cm above the floor) is appropriate to be at the level of 300-400 lx. Lux meter is not a common tool, but you can measure the light level at your location with your mobile phones by installing “Lux meter” software on your smart phones. Appropriate angle Lighting in which all the lights in the furniture store come from ceiling spots lights prevents the appearance of textures. Furnitures reveal their own values with the patterns and carvings they carry on. The lighting used should reveal the beauty of the furniture. You can use directional lighting that gives light at different angles, or you can reveal furniture textures by using lights at different height levels. For this, by using a chandelier or table lamps on the furniture, you can prevent the lights from only one height levels coming from the ceiling spots. Appropriate lighting quantity Furniture stores are large spaces by nature. If the store's ceiling isn't too high, don't consider using a chandelier in the center. Instead of using very strong spotlights that are far from each other, try using lights that are closer together but less powerful. Do not allow excessive contrast. Avoid too bright or too dark areas throughout the store. The pupils of visitors between such sections constantly grow and shrink to accommodate very different light levels. Eye fatigue occurs in your customers and employees who stay in your store for a long time. Highlight with lighting Use accent lighting for any product or object you want to highlight in your store. With light, you can attract customers' eyes to these products. Allow shadows around the product. You can highlight your special products with remarkable lighting. The perfect balance of accent and ambient lighting is key to the shop's design. Accent lighting can be fun, but if you emphasize everything, you give up your ability to feature products. By using strong contrast sparingly, you can focus on attracting your customers to sales areas, new products, or higher priced items. Energy-saving You will need a large number of light sources to light up furniture stores with large places. No customer wants to enter stores that look dark from the outside. You may encounter very high electricity bills due to the light bulbs lit all day long. Remember, the light level you will get with the electrical energy you use is not always linear. Good bulbs can give off more light while consuming less energy. We call these high efficiency light sources. You should prefer LED bulbs instead of incandescent and fluorescent lamps. Fluorescent lamps are also energy efficient but have a very low CRI value. If you still use halogen or incandescent bulbs in your store, you should replace these bulbs with LED ones as soon as possible. These bulbs put you in a difficult position with the excessive heat they generate, as well as high electricity bills. Your air conditioners will work harder than necessary in the summer to evacuate the heat generated by the hundreds of lightings burning in your store. Color Rendering Index CRI (Color rendering Index) color rendering index. Color rendering can be defined as the measures the ability of a light source to accurately reproduce the colors of the object it illuminates. Daylight CRI value is considered 100. The unit of measure of the color rendering index is Ra and this value for "daylight" is 100. The color of the products in the furniture store is extremely important to the customer. In order for the colors of the furniture to be seen correctly, the CRI values of the lights used must also be good. In a furniture store, where the details and colors of the furniture are important, the light bulbs should have a CRI of 80 or above. For more detailed information about color rendering, you can check our article on What is CRI. Maintenance Maintenance and replacement periods of LED bulbs are longer than other lighting. It is appropriate to use higher quality LED bulbs in these areas in order to avoid frequent maintenance in difficult to reach places in your store. In stores with very high ceilings, it may be necessary to install scaffolding to replace light bulbs in light fixtures or bulbs in a very large gallery chandelier. The cost of replacing the bulb can be much higher than the cost of the bulb. You decide where you should use the economical bulbs. Glare and reflection Lighting is as much about the product you are going to illuminate as much as how you use the bulb or fixture. If your goal is to create an inviting atmosphere that will help customers shop effectively, the lights should not be directly in the customers' face. Lights should be directed to the furniture you are trying to sell or where you are trying to direct customers. Consider the location of any glass or reflective surfaces. The lights should not reach the customer's eyes at an irritating level, either directly or by reflecting off a surface. As a result, invest in the right lighting for your store. The right lighting will help you increase sales and repay your investment as soon as possible. Decorative lighting displayed together with the furniture contributes to both the store ambience and the visuality of the furniture. In addition, these are not only used for lighting purposes, but are supportive products that increase sales and can be sold.
Many people think of splendor, luxury, crystal and shine when it comes to chandelier. However, in the modern world, chandeliers are much more modern, sometimes minimal and easily accessible items. They are like pieces of jewelry that reflect your personal style for your home. If you take a closer look, you'll see that one of the easiest ways to transform the overall style of your home is with chandeliers. This article will help you how to choose the necessary chandeliers for your home. Knowing what you need in lighting is key to long-term happiness. Chandeliers are the best choice for for general ambient lighting other than special purpose work lighting. Your chandelier is the general light source in your room. Chandeliers are the jewels of your home and they lend elegance and charm to their surroundings, fill your room with light, but for right lighting, they should be compatible with other lighting in your room, both visually and lightly. Here's what you should know before choosing a chandelier. Purpose What should be the required light level according to the requirements of the place to be used? Different light values are needed in different places such as living room, living room, kitchen, bedroom. Dimensions What should be the size of your chandelier according to the room sizes to be used? Height What should be the height of the room and chandelier according to the location? Style Do you have any style in mind? Color Which colors will match your furniture in the room? Weight What should be the weight of the chandelier you buy? Purpose The need for light varies according to the room where you will use your chandelier. For example, we need much higher light in places such as kitchens and bathrooms, while we need less light in places such as bedrooms. The experts already prepared the relevant tables for the required light level and calculations for home spaces. While purchasing your chandelier, do not forget to get information from the sales representative. For more detailed information and tables, you can check out all of our blog posts. If you support your chandelier with different light sources for large halls, you can create a much more attractive environment. For example, a corner lamp or a table lamp with a lamp shade on the coffee table. However, the visual styles and light temperatures (Kelvin values) of these lightings should be compatible with each other. Try using the same type of ampoules in these products. If there are support lightings that use LED light sources such as spotlights and hidden lights that you will use in your living room, and your chandeliers are illuminated with bulbs, then it is recommended to select 2700K and 3000K values as the light color of the LEDs used. If you are asking yourself what is the color temperature of light, there is an article explaining the color of light at https://www.avonni.com/blog/ Choosing a chandelier for the bedroom Choose warm lights (3000K) in your chandelier because of their relaxing effect. For make-up and clothing selections, you can use white-colored backlighting or cabinet lighting. In order to obtain a dim and soft light in your chandeliers, lampshade models or indirect lighting models should be chosen. Do not use models with bare light bulbs in your bedroom. Choosing a chandelier for the kitchen Remember: The place where you will most need light is in the kitchen. Kitchen chandeliers must be able to give intense light. It should be suitable for the use of light sources offering high lumen. Meal preparations should be able to be prepared under plenty of light both visually and without causing any kitchen accidents. Provide support for your lighting with countertop lightings. When you work on the kitchen counter, your chandelier is behind you and creating a shadow in front of you. In order to prevent the shadow from being sharp, instead of chandeliers with a single bulb in the center, models with multiple light bulbs should be preferred. SIZE IS IMPORTANT A chandelier should adapt to the space where it is located, both in terms of illumination and size. A chandelier that is small to the place would be very striking in a negative sense. If you do not have a clear decision about the size and you can not make a decision between two sizes, choose the larger one. Interior decoration experts make their choices in the direction of those slightly larger than the appropriate size. A little bigger is better than a small chandelier. Specialists in interior decoration have developed some calculation methods for the size of the chandelier suitable for a space. You can apply the simplest of them as follows. Calculate the width and height of the room where you will hang your chandelier in cm. Add these two values and if you divide the total value by / 12, the diameter of your chandelier you should buy will come out. As an example, let the dimensions of our room be 4m x 5m. Room value will be 400 cm +500 cm = 900 cm. The diameter of our chandelier will be 900 cm / 12 = 75 cm. If you cannot find a chandelier with a diameter of 75 cm depending on the design, you should choose products close to this value (+ - 10%). If your room is a full rectangle and 2 chandeliers need to be hung, then you can apply the following formula. Diameter of the chandelier = 1.50 x (Width + Length) / 24 As an example, let the dimensions of your room be 6m x 4m and you have 2 connection points to hang the chandelier from the ceiling. The diameter of each chandelier to be used will be: 1.5 x (400 + 600) / 24 = 62.50 cm. HEIGHT If you are going to walk under your chandelier, the lowest part of your chandelier should be 200 cm above the ground. If your chandelier is hung over a coffee table or dining table, then the height may be less. If the ceiling height of the space is higher than 350 cm, the hanging height of the chandelier should be increased or a longer chandelier should be chosen. If your ceiling height is less than 240 cm, then you can use ceiling fixtures that look like a chandelier instead of a chandelier on the ceiling. If you are hanging your chandelier on the dining table, your chandelier should be at least 80 cm above the dining table. It is helpful for you to have information about your table height for your chandelier choices. WHAT IS YOUR STYLE? Chandeliers come in a variety of looks to suit your decor or special style. Let's take a brief look at the chandelier styles you may encounter frequently in lighting stores. Crystal Chandeliers It is one of the most common styles historically. Crystal chandeliers provide a sense of luxury and shine. When you buy a crystal chandelier, one of the issues you need to pay attention to is the light bulbs you will use in the chandelier. Incandescent or halogen bulbs offer very suitable lighting for crystal chandeliers. Light passing through the crystal can be divided into 7 colors and offers a radiant atmosphere. The most intense form of visual elegance is manifested by these colorful rays of light. If you are using energy-saving or low CRI LED bulbs, you cannot see this color glow very clearly. For this reason, you should take care to use halogen bulbs. Although the fashion of classic chandeliers decreases from time to time, they never disappear and they can always continue to show themselves as valuable. Crystal qualities are the main factor determining the value of the product. Although it is not preferred by young people, the first choice that comes to mind when people of middle age and older people think of chandeliers is crystal chandeliers. Tiffany (Glass Mosaic) Design made by multiple, small and different colored pieces of decorative glass are each mounted in a copper frame, and the tiffany fixture consists of multiple frames containing these colored glass. Usually multicolored, glass is arranged in geometric patterns. Colored glasses can be distributed randomly or they can be manufactured to form a holistic pattern. It provides a very elegant ambiance to its environment, but it cannot provide sufficient lighting. They are especially used as decor. These products show themselves in the sun-drenched windows of the mosques, in the holy places, in the mosaic chandeliers of restaurants, cafes and hookah halls decorated in old style. It is suitable for dim spaces where your lighting needs are minimal. Rustic Chandeliers It literally means the decor that gives a village house or village look, but in the language of lighting, chandeliers made of elements from nature are rustic chandeliers. The materials used are wood, iron, natural stones, ropes. The most beautiful feature of these chandeliers is that the nostalgic value increases as they get older. Modern / Contemporary Chandeliers Any new style designed after 1930 is considered contemporary. Modern chandeliers are the most applied style of technological developments. Instead of LED bulbs, LED lights that come integrated on the product are usually found in modern chandeliers. They offer simplicity and ostentation together. Modern chandeliers renew themselves and their style almost every year. Due to the new models designed every year and put on the market, the product you buy may be out of style within 3-5 years. Young people who buy modern chandeliers renew their chandeliers a few years later due to a change in style, before the product gets old or loses its functionality. Traditional (Classic) Chandeliers Chandeliers with carved cast arms are included in the group of classical chandeliers. Brass, aluminum or zamak materials can be used as casting. Decorative crystals, ceramic plates or glass lanterns can be used to complete the decoration in these chandeliers. Chandeliers with an engraved cast iron bollard in the middle are very suitable products for halls with a flashy and carved sofa set. This style, which has been used for more than a hundred years, carries the traces of a culture that is very long and never out of fashion. These chandeliers show themselves better in places with high ceilings. The best feature of these chandeliers is that they look better as they age. The elapsed time adds both character and beauty to the product. Although it is not preferred by young people, it is a chandelier style preferred by middle age and older people. Today, models that have undergone a modern evolution by using glass arms instead of cast arms are frequently found in the market. Cast parts show themselves less in these models with glass sleeves. Crystal bollards can be used instead of cast iron bollards in the middle of the chandelier. Industrial pendant lamps They are lighting products manufactured using pendants made of aluminum or iron material, cage-shaped pendants, plumbing pipes and pipe fittings. These chandeliers have been described by many customers as “functional but visually interesting”. Industrial styles are used in cafes, patisseries and restaurants targeting the young population. However, this interesting style can be used in many places, from teen rooms to hair salons. WEIGHT Before you go to buy your chandelier, learn about the ceiling structure in your home. Find out the weight that the ceiling can carry and buy a chandelier that weighs 1/3 of this carrying capacity. If you want to hang your chandelier yourself, make sure that the hook on which you will hang your chandelier is firmly attached to the concrete or steel construction on the ceiling. Remember, you and your family will live under your chandelier. Install in accordance with the safety directives defined by the chandelier manufacturer. The most convenient one is that the chandelier you purchased is made by the company selling it or by a professionally qualified assembly expert. WHAT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REQUIRED Take pictures of the interior of your house with your mobile phone or tablet before going to lighting stores, so that you can get better advice from the sales consultants working in the chandelier store. If you haven't bought your furniture yet (building a new house or getting married), photograph the carpet, furniture and wall paint colors you plan to buy with your mobile phone and show them to the sales consultant at the lighting store. Have clear information about the ceiling height of your home. Knowing the room sizes provides you convenience in choosing a chandelier. Know how many chandelier places there are in your living room. If it is more than one, write down the distance between the chandeliers. Be aware of whether there is a plasterboard on the ceiling. It will guide you in the selection of ceiling fittings for chandeliers. Let your sales consultant know if there is a plasterboard in the room where you chose the chandelier. Check if there is any lighting other than the chandelier, especially in the halls. Hidden LED lighting, recessed spots on the ceiling edge, etc. Be aware of both the light colors and numbers of these additional lights. It will guide you and your sales consultant in the light qualification selection of your chandeliers. If you are buying a chandelier for your entrance, check the opening position of your apartment door and the point where your chandelier will hang. Make sure your opening circle door won't hit your hanging chandelier. Otherwise, you should choose a light fixture that close to the ceiling.
Kelvin is a unit of temperature measurement, denoted by the letter K used in science, whose unit range is the same as degrees Celsius (celcius) but accepts absolute zero (-273.15 degrees Celsius) as the zero point. Kelvin-degrees Celsius relation 0 ° C = 273K 100 ° C = 373K In short, it is sufficient to add +273 to convert a temperature we measure in degrees Celsius to Kelvin. The color of the light changes with the temperature of the filament. This is called color temperature theory. When we start to heat a metal that does not melt easily, it starts to turn red and light around 1000K. As we continue to heat it, the color starts to change. When we reach a temperature of 5000K, we reach an incandescent (white) color. If the temperature continues to be increased, it will turn blue at 10000K temperature. That is why the heat of light is indicated in Kelvin (K) and measured with a kelvin meter. A new concept: KELVIN Where did come from the concept of kelvin, which we had not met in daily life ? Before LED and energy-saving bulbs, all home lighting was provided by filament bulbs. The concept of kelvin was unknown because these bulbs only emitted light in the range of 2700-3000K. However, as energy-saving bulbs and LEDs started to be used and the different color temperatures they offer, this concept became more familiar in today's life. The color temperature of the light source is specified in the lighting products we purchase. Accordingly, while 2700-3500K gives warm colors, 5000K values will give natural white light, which we often call daylight. When the Kelvin value increases to 6500, a cold white light is obtained. You can see which temperature occurs in which kelvin value in the above KELVIN COLOR TEMPERATURE TABLE. Warm light (2700-3200 Kelvin) Color temperatures of 2700 - 3200 kelvin are considered "warm light". Warm light generally provides a softer, good view and a comfortable atmosphere than bright cold light. For this, it is preferred in bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms and restaurants. This color temperature should be preferred to provide comfort in home life. Natural light (4000-5000 Kelvin) Although warm light is generally accepted in homes, some people may prefer natural white light. Natural white light has a color temperature of 4000 - 5000 kelvin. It is preferred in offices, entrances and other working environments as it creates an energetic and refreshing mood for people and employees. Cold light (5500-6500 Kelvin) Cold white light can increase work efficiency in working environments, this color should be preferred for works where we need to see the details. Recommended for visual areas, security lighting and garages.
Wall Sconces Wall sconces are not just a light source, but an indicator of the style of the space. Wall sconces come in a variety of styles, colors, textures and materials. It is important to choose a wall texture and color that will complement the colors and textures in a room. Wall sconces are used in places where general lighting is insufficient or you want to emphasize your style in your lighting. Using wall sconces makes the space look big when it is. It is very important to know where to place the wall sconces and to choose the sconce size. Unfortunately, there is no simple formula for the correct height to hang the sconces! There are many factors that can change height placement. Different height needs may arise depending on the place where the wall sconce will be used. It is most appropriate to hang the people in the room in a way that they are not disturbed by the glow of the light bulb and to have the correct lighting according to the location of the room. In a place such as a living room or dining room, it is sufficient for the people sitting to stay above eye levels. Sconce heights can be increased in places that require people to stand or in very high and wide places. A simple and good rule of thumb when hanging a wall sconce in homes is that the middle part of the sconce is 160 cm above the ground, on average. Bedroom sconces It would be a suitable choice if the wall lamps to be used in bedrooms are dim.For those who read in bed, sconces with reading lamp (LED) are a suitable solution.The sconce height should be adjusted according to the person lying in bed, not the person standing.If wall lamps with lampshades are used, soft bulbs should be used to avoid shadows on the lampshades. Bathroom Sconces Make sure that the light level is at a sufficient level the sconces to be used in bathrooms, especially around the mirror edges.Using sandy or white painted glass wall sconces in the bathroom wall sconces is a simple method to prevent glare. In general, the bathrooms in homes are not very large, it is appropriate to use small sized wall lamps. Power line for wall sconce To hang a wall sconce in your home, while the power line is being drawn, cut a sconce template suitable for the size of your room and place it on the wall. Before purchasing the product, you can determine the appropriate position with the template and bring your power line to the right spot. By moving the cardboard template right-left and up-down, you can pinpoint the right location. You can use a flashlight to determine how the light illuminates. Make sure that people sitting in the space at the height you choose do not make direct eye contact with the light bulb. The top of the bulb should be above the eye level of an average person. Thus, the bulb in the sconce cannot be seen directly.
You have witnessed that ceiling heights in old buildings are 290 cm or even higher, but the ceiling heights of newly produced flats are in the range of 240-260 cm on average. In some parts of these houses such as basements or attic floors, ceiling heights may be much lower. Places less than 240 cm in height are considered as low ceilings. The lowest required height on a ceiling should be 210 cm. If you are looking for lighting products for a room with a ceiling height of 210-240 cm, you must have seen that most of the lighting offered in decoration magazines, pinterest and instagram, where you have collected decoration ideas, are not suitable for you. These designs are suitable for homes with normal ceilings. If you have a room with low ceilings, please review our recommendations below to brighten your room. The biggest disadvantage of a low ceiling is that it makes the space feel smaller than it is. However, interior designers say that this feeling can be eliminated with lighting. Which lighting products should we use? Ignore the pendant lights. Pendant lights and chandeliers steal the usable space of your low-ceilinged room. Annoying situations can arise for tall people. Do not use pendant lights in rooms with low ceilings. Well, can not we use any pendant lights in these places? If the lighting product is hung over an object such as a table or a coffee table and no people will pass under it, then you can use your pendant lighting. Use recessed lights If it is possible to use recessed spots on the ceiling, it will be possible to illuminate the room without using any space from the vertical volume by using recessed spots. Recessed spots are the ideal space-saving lighting solution for rooms with low ceilings. We would like to draw your attention to a point about recessed lightings. Whether you use halogen bulbs or LED bulbs in these lighting, an air flow is needed in the ceiling to cool the product. When it comes to recessed spots, it should not be understood that a space is created in the ceiling and the product is embedded there. If there are any restrictions that prevent air flow in the suspended ceiling, you are in danger of fire. We recommend that you consult your electrician before using these products. While the recessed spots provide good lighting for your room, they can also turn the environment into a slightly soulless and lifeless. To avoid this, you should consider using the recessed spotlights along with the other lightings described below. Lighting only with recessed spots can cause you to get an unexcited space. Use close to ceiling light fixtures If it is not possible to use recessed lights on the ceiling or if you do not like recessed spots, there are many lighting fixtures that are used close to the ceiling. These products do not take up much volume in the vertical and because of they illuminate directly from the ceiling level, the area of surface illuminated by the light in the room increases. Lighting used to the ceiling can be classic, modern or even ultra-modern. You can easily access the most stylish models that will complete your decoration in the room by clicking here. These products will not only illuminate your room, but may be the lead actor of your room's decoration. In this lighting option, you may want to choose chandeliers that is vertically short but horizontally wide. Use adjustable and Directional Ceiling lights You can use it in the general lighting of your room, or you can use it to illuminate any object or area specifically. Directional lights are also a suitable lighting solution for sloping ceilings. Use floor lamps Floor lamps are the ones that you can use without any installation or wiring. In rooms with low ceilings, you should prefer lamps whose lighting direction is facing the ceiling. Lighting the ceiling from below will make the ceiling appear higher and thus your room will appear more spacious. Do not use the floor lamps that do lighting to only down in rooms with low ceilings. Choose floor lamp models that light only up or both up and down. How to layer lighting A well-lit room does not focus on a single lighting element. Instead, it is possible to illuminate a room from multiple sources at different heights and create a more inviting atmosphere by eliminating dark corners. You can easily create this effect with the lights above your eye level when you are standing, and with the lighting at your eye level when you sit. The best solution for lighting that will be at eye level is table lamps or desk lamps. Wall sconces that give the light upwards are also a very effective solution for rooms with low ceilings. Paint Your Ceilings Lighting fixtures aren't the only way to add shine to your rooms. Experts say that your ceiling should be a brighter color than your walls, so if you are not using wooden ceilings, paint your ceiling white or a color closer to white. In your ground colors, do the opposite way. Dark floors and light ceilings make your room look more spacious. If you're using wallpaper, a pattern with vertical stripes will help make your room appear higher than it is. Use Natural Light No light can make your room feel bigger than the light from your windows. Do not block the path of natural light with thick curtains or other items. Natural light will make small rooms appear spacious by removing the shadow. Use mirrors to reflect the light Mirrors have been used for centuries to make the space look bigger. Using mirrors with light makes your room look much larger and more spacious. You can use mirrors on walls or cabinet doors to reflect lights from your chandelier, table lamps or wall lamps. Using the mirror in the opposite wall of your window helps show multiple windows in your room and give better light reflection. This article may also be of interest to you: “Lighting recommendations for small homes”
If you live in a big city like Istanbul, you may be living in a small apartment or 1 + 1 studio flats. The population growth rate increases the demand for housing and the increasing demand causes the widespread use of small-sized houses. These smaller residences are cheaper than larger ones, so they are better suited for newly married couples and individuals living alone. You can make the flats look bigger with the right furniture, placement and lighting. Use multiple light sources If your home is small, instead of using a single chandelier in your room, use multiple light sources such as a table lamp and sconce. Place the lights so that there are no dark corners left. According to your light needs, you can turn on all of the lights or turn off some of them according to your needs. It would be more appropriate to use these multiple light sources at different heights in the room. Choose minimal ones instead of large Chandeliers You may love luxurious and flashy chandeliers. Unfortunately, you do not have a space for these chandeliers. Choose chandeliers with finer forms. Prevent the room from looking small by choosing small chandeliers without reducing their lighting capabilities. Choosing large chandeliers will make your small room seem more full and crowded. Use in-cabinet and under-counter lighting Dark corners are not only found at the intersections of walls. Dark corners are visible in cabinets, bookcases and under shelves. Therefore, it can use LED strips to illuminate the interior of a cabinet or countertops. Use the backlights to appear extra deep The backlights not only remove the darkness behind the furniture, but also give a sense of extra depth. Behind mirrors, televisions, headboards and furniture. You can make your room look bigger by illuminating it. Use vertical lights An easy way to hide the smallness of the space from the eyes is to use the lights on a wall edge towards the ceiling. Use vertical lights by using a table lamp, floor lamp or wall sconces next to a wall. Lighting that hits the wall also makes the space appear larger than it is. Use natural light No light can make your room feel bigger than the intense light from your windows. Do not block the path of natural light with thick curtains or other items. Natural light will make small rooms appear spacious by removing the shadow. Use mirrors to reflect the light Mirrors have been used for centuries to make the space look bigger. Using mirrors with light makes your room look much larger and more spacious. You can use mirrors on walls or cabinet doors to reflect lights from your chandelier, table lamps or wall lamps. Using the mirror in the opposite wall of your window helps show multiple windows in your room and give better light reflection. Use light colors in wall and ceiling paints Light colors, preferably white, reflect light at the highest level. For these reasons, choosing light colors from wall and ceiling paints will give the most appropriate result for lighting.
DMX (Digital Multiplex) is a data protocol through which we can send signals over the cable. It is frequently used in the management of lighting and music systems in places where stage lights are used, such as facades of buildings, theaters, bars. Each LED in the products it is used in can be illuminated individually, in groups or all together at the desired time and term. By using DMX, you can get all the colors in nature with RGB or RGBW leds. The amount of different colors that can be obtained is calculated as 256x256x256, ie 16.777.216 pieces. Avonni offers the opportunity to make all kinds of light and color animations in chandeliers by using DMX data protocol in indoor decorative products. It is possible to make any kind of light animation by using RGBW LEDs. We can design animation scenarios suitable for the project together and use them in chandeliers. The light and color effects to be used may vary depending on the elapsed time, time, user interaction or music rhythms. DMX512 control device is not needed to manage our chandeliers. With a mobile application we have developed, you can manage chandeliers and lightings from your tablet or mobile phone. Chandeliers, which are used only for lighting purposes, are in full harmony with the space and activity with this system and become an active part of the event. Avonni offers eye-catching lighting solutions for night clubs, wedding halls, cafes and restaurants with DMX. We welcome you to our store for more information and case studies.
In winter, the daylight hours are shorter and reduce the amount of sunlight we receive daily. This lack of natural lighting has an undesirable effect that triggers seasonal affective disorder (SAD) every winter season. This seasonal depression can take away the joy of winter and make you feel uneasy. If you suffer from SAD, changing the lighting in your home may be helpful. How does it help? When choosing the color temperature for the light bulbs we use in our homes, it should not be forgotten that the chosen lights affect our mood. The choice of color temperatures in the bulbs becomes even more important in the winter when it is not possible to be exposed to sufficient sunlight. It is a known fact that people who stay indoors during the winter in homes that do not have proper lighting more seasonal depression. In the winter season, choosing the appropriate color temperature for the space can raise your spirits and drive away the gloom in your home. In order to choose the right color, it is necessary to know what the color temperatures used in lighting are. What is the color temperature? Warm Light (2700K-3200K) Color temperatures between 2700K-3200K are called warm light. Provides a softer and more comfortable atmosphere. Natural Light (4000K-5000K) Color temperatures between 4000K and 5000K are called natural light. It creates an energetic and refreshing effect on people. Daylight or Cold Light (5500K-6500K) Color temperatures between 5500K-6500K are described as cold (daylight) light. It creates an effect that increases working efficiency in humans. Which one should you choose? Daylight Bulbs The bulbs that give a color temperature in the range of 5500K to 6500K give a color close to that of the sun in winter. Daylight bulbs illuminate a little brighter than bulbs with warm light. The purpose of using these bulbs is to bring the light of daylight into the interior and get a light close to the light we would get outside.If you feel introverted in winter, replace the lighting in your home with daylight (5500K) bulbs. These bulbs can help light your home and lighten your mood by imitating natural sunlight. Spending a few hours each day in daylight can destroy the gloom of winter. In order to avoid seasonal depression, it will be more beneficial to choose high lumen bulbs while choosing daylight bulbs. If you have to work from home because of Covid-19, use daylight bulbs in your workroom at home to be productive and vibrant. There is a blue color in the light emitted by daylight bulbs. Blue lights suppresses the production of sleep hormones and make you more active, placing this type of lighting in your study or living room is the best way to be productive. Warm light bulbs You may not want to be active all over the house. When there is no sunlight, the body produces melatonin. Melatonin hormone regulates our sleep cycles, causing you to feel comfortable and sleep. In your bedroom, you should prefer light bulbs that give warm color instead of daylight bulbs. The lighting choices in the bedroom or any room you use to relax are not just dependent on the light color.When purchasing chandeliers or other lightings for your bedrooms, choose models with lampshades whose lights do not come directly to your eyes.Models with bare light bulbs are not suitable for bedrooms. If you have such a chandelier, you can add lamp shades on the bulbs. The light level of the chandeliers in bedrooms can be adjusted (dimmable), which will increase your living comfort and sleep quality. Benefits Of Natural Light Don't overlook the unique benefit of natural light coming from your window. Sunlight provides lighting that enhances the home environment. Do not use thick curtains on your windows to take advantage of daylight. If possible, increase the natural lightness in the room by placing a mirror on the opposite wall of your window
Due to the COVID-19 epidemic that affected the whole world, many people started working from home. Are you also among those who prefer to voluntarily work from home? Did you have to convert a part of your home into an office environment while working on a desk in an office environment before?You chose your home's lighting for relaxation, but now what changes do you need to make to work? If you do not arrange lighting for the Home Office and work with bad lighting, your efficiency will decrease, your energy will decrease, you will experience eye fatigue and headaches, so you will lose your ability and desire to work. Quality of Light Color Temperature Lighting used in homes is made with 3000K color temperature bulbs with a higher relaxing effect. In office environments, lightings with a higher energy level and 6500K color temperature are used to keep employees more vigorous. If you have a special lighting that illuminates your table instead of changing the light bulbs of your home, replace the light in this lighting device with a 6500K light color bulb. If you don't have such lighting, getting a desk lamp can be a great solution. CRI (Color Rendering Index) If you are working on a job where object colors are very important (photography, fabric work, painting work, etc.), then you need a high CRI lighting that will show the colors of the objects in the most accurate way. Avoid glare The negative effect of a bright light source or its reflection on our vision is called glare. Lack of light negatively affects our ability to see but also too much light negatively affects our ability to see. The direct exposure of the light source to our eyes is one of the most common glare problems we encounter.In order to prevent glare, we should prevent more than desired light from coming to your work table or your computer by changing the position, direction or your own sitting position and direction of the table we will use in our home.A light source placed behind you while working on your computer will create an annoying glare on your monitor.Another easy way to avoid glare is to cover our chandeliers bulbs with a lampshade to give them a softer light. There should be stable lighting The light emitted by the light source should be constant, that is, it should not vibrate. Sudden changes in the light source depending on time are defined as flicker. Working in an illuminated area with a flickering light source causes eye fatigue. Although we do not notice these flickers, our eyes transmit these flickers to our brain. Such flickers can cause eye distortion or headaches in some people. Choose bulbs that do not flicker. Take advantage of the daylight Don't overlook the benefit of natural light coming from your window. Sunlight produces warm lighting that improves the working environment. You may want to consider setting your desk right in front of your window to take advantage of daylight. On the other hand, you may need to factor in direct sunlight that can glare on your desk at certain times of the day. Yes, glossy surfaces can be an issue at times, but try working in a controlled manner in natural light and let it blend beautifully with artificial lighting. It is a suitable solution to align your work desk in the north or south directions so that the daylight does not create shadows at any time of the day. Don't stay home all day if your table isn't on the windowsill. Create an excuse, if you do not have a garden, take advantage of the daylight by going out to the balcony. If all the lighting in your work room consists of fluorescent light bulbs, either replace these bulbs or add additional non-fluorescent lighting. Remember, working only under fluorescent lamps can trigger your migraine pain.