Do you feel unhappy
in your home and you don't know why? Maybe
you need to let the light shine! Add new light to
your rooms for an instant uplift.
Lighting affects your emotional well-being more
than any other interior design detail in your
home. Your choice of lighting fixtures, light
bulbs, and color of light makes a difference in
your emotional and physical comfort.
Home Lighting Mixes Art
Correct use of lighting benefits you in many ways.
Besides allowing you to see, lighting sets the
emotional atmosphere. You spend most of your day
in activity. You need good lighting for these
activities, to see clearly, to prevent fatigue,
and to support your happiness.
Lighting helps change a room for different uses
more easily than any other design detail. We can
light a room for the occasion or the activity of
the moment. The change and variation provided by
lighting enhances the rhythms of our daily lives.
From flickering candles and twinkling party lights
to advanced micro-lighting systems, lighting gives
us either a comfortable or a miserable emotional
atmosphere. Understanding the effects of different
lighting helps you select the exact fixture and
light source to create the desired emotional
EIGHT PHYSIOLOGICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL RESPONSES TO
1. Poor lighting causes
eye fatigue and headaches.
2. Absence of natural daylight triggers depression
and poor immune defenses.
3. Bright light stimulates us, while low levels of
illumination quiet our senses.
4. Dim lighting or harsh contrasts produce
5. Too much artificial light and overly-bright
rooms hurt our eyes and make us feel jittery.
6. Insufficient lighting is linked to emotional
stress and to physical ailments.
7. An excess of unnatural light does not replace
the calming effects of natural daylight.
8. Uncovered light bulbs cause irritation and
how too much artificial lighting or too little
supplementary light bring about the same harmful
side-effects. Choose your lighting design
carefully to assure emotional and physical
comfort. Look for types of light fixtures with
covered light bulbs. Use daylight-like light bulbs
in combination with colored light to set the mood.
Consider another fact: people feel more
comfortable with lighting from many sources.
Combinations of lighting add variety and vivacity
to our lives. Contrasting mixtures of brightness
and darkness cause dramatic and lively changes in
our home ambiance. Uniform lighting is good for
working, but it is boring. Blending light sources
halts insipid monotony in our rooms and in our
lives. Selecting from a gentle radiance, a warm
glow, to a bright, intense light involves
understanding the effects of lighting on our
For these reasons, take care when selecting your
lighting. Choose varying lighting effects to bring
about your changing harmonious space.
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