Lighting plays an essential part of a home. And it’s not just for functional purposes but to set the mood of the room—and its resident—as well. But many homeowners still commit the same mistakes when lighting their homes, thinking that simply adding a main light bulb on the ceiling will do.
So, still wondering why your eyes hurt, you feel jumpy, or get a headache when in a particular room in your house? Chances are, lighting could be a factor—the light fixture could be too bright, not in proportion with the room size, the lamp isn’t positioned at the right height, or your overhead light produces too many shadows, among many other reasons.
In presentation held last month, the team behind Orbik light fixtures gave helpful tips on selecting good, efficient lighting for the home.
Jam Chan, Marketing Director of Orbik LED light bulbs said, “We have a full range of LED bulbs and other lights that assure energy efficiency,unlike other brands, we don’t focus on the priceof the product, but on what kind of light functions should be needed. We at Orbik like to consider ourselves as light experts because we want to educate consumers about LED light bulb use.”
Size and space matters
Architect Conrad Onglao who was invited to speak at the presentation shared that lighting serves different purposes: accent lighting to highlight artwork, indirect lighting to create mood, or task lighting on desks or above kitchen counters where clear light is necessary. There are many ways Onglao applies lighting so that function and design complement one another.
“A bedroom should have soft and warm lighting while an office space has bright white lighting to keep one alert. There is no blanket lighting solution for all spaces,” he said.
Most Orbik bulbs have both warmwhite (yellowish feature) and daylight (crisp white color) options.
Traditional lighting involves a central light fixture in the room—often, a ceiling light—to illuminate the entire space. But to add more texture and to set the tone of a room (whether it’s a bedroom for resting, a big living room for hosting parties, or the car port for security), layering your lighting is essential.
Consider the type of fixture, too
At the Orbik launch, direction, space, and function were underscored as important elements of lighting a room. Thus, considering the type of lighting to be used is important. Channel your creativity and don’t just limit lighting to the very utilitarian light bulb.
Besides LED ceiling lights, Orbik has LED tube lamps that lasts up to 25,000 hours depending on one’s usage versus the 8,000 hours old types of tubular lamps. There are also LED downlights to accentuate particular spots in the house, such as an artwork or a shelf. Orbik also offers emergency exit lights and outdoor fixtures.
Use energy-efficient lighting
When selecting a bulb for your home or light fixture, always consider the size and function of the space to ensure that you buy a bulb that has a wattage fit to its function. To get the right amount of illumination/light specific for its function, look at the lumens, not the wattage.
Chan said, “Your room can be transformed in the switch of a single light bulb. But with low quality bulbs, you’ll find yourself more hassled than benefited with the transformation if you have to keep changing it! This is where LED makes a difference.”
LED energy-efficient bulb is touted for its low environmental impact and cost-effectiveness versus incandescent lamps; the former lasts over three times longer. LED bulbs and lamps like those of Orbik are also cooler—therefore, safer—than the old types of bulbs that are prone to combustion when turned on for hours. There is also no breakage as LED bulbs are made of epoxy glass instead of glass.
Rockford Marketing Corporation (RMC), a local trading company with over 40 years of experience, is the distributor of Orbik in the Philippines.
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