What The Solution to Not Enough Light in Your Room?

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For many business and homeowners, the frustration of not having sufficient light in the office, living room, or any other space can be aggravating. This is a common problem for many people, but you can easily solve it without spending a lot of money in the process. If this is the situation you are facing, you can turn things around and make your room/space brighter and improve the quality of light. Let’s look at a few tips to improve lighting in a room.

In most cases, the problem can be solved by simply changing the bulbs you are currently using and then replacing them with others that have a slightly higher voltage.

In case you are using incandescent bulbs in the room or space, consider replacing them with halogen. Halogen bulbs generate whiter, brighter light than comparable incandescents, all while saving on energy costs. While not as efficient as CFL or LEDs, halogen lighting is more eco-friendly than standard incandescent.

If all you have been using is fluorescent lighting in the room, you could solve the problem by trying bulbs that have equal wattage but with higher color temperature such as 4000K or above (cool white). These will produce the same amount of light as your old fluorescent bulbs although the whiter light will appear brighter to your eyes. Full spectrum fluorescent light bulbs are also available, which provide light from 5000-6500K.

Additionally, if you are using mostly track or any other accent lighting, you could consider other options such as adding a ceiling mounted fixture or go for a floor lamp that directs its light upwards toward the ceiling. This idea is generally very helpful if you have a white ceiling which is raised high enough in a way that it won’t have “hot” spots of light. The result produced by this kind of indirect, diffuse light is always remarkable.

In case you are not sure on how to choose the best bulb for your room, office, or other space, feel free to call us at 800.867.2852 and we will help you find the right bulbs.

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Dave Burtner

Dave has been active in the lighting industry since 1994. Formerly a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and certified by the National Council On Qualifications for Lighting Professionals, Dave now writes blog posts, lighting tips and provides lighting product assistance for the Topbulb website.