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The lights in your house can do more than just illuminate things. Most of us don’t realise the potential of correct lighting, especially when it comes to its psychological effects. Lights actually have a direct effect on our mental states, especially our moods and emotion. There are even high-tech lighting systems that adjust to the body temperature of the person inside the room to make it more comfortable for them. If you know how to set up the lighting system correctly, you’ll find that you feel more at home.

Temperature and Intensity When it comes to a room’s brightness, the brighter it is, the less a person feels tired or sleepy. The brightness of a bulb is different depending on what temperature or tone it has. Basically, light bulbs have warm and cool tones. Cool tones give out a bright “bluish” light, which makes it perfect for rooms like kitchens and garages. Warm tones, however, are best for more “relaxed” rooms like the living room or bedroom. It’s warm, yellowish light is relaxing to the eyes so it can help you calm down. All bulbs have warm and cool tones, even new ones like LED bulbs. 

“Natural” Light Our body clocks work with the sunrise and sunset. Natural light helps us become more active and even places us in a better mood. LED light bulbs are just one of the few types of bulbs that have a “natural” light line. These basically give out a light output that mimics sun light. Try using these bulbs for better lighting. 

Colour Other than lighting, colours can also affect our moods and emotions. Consider getting coloured light bulbs and use them as accent lighting. Most bulb makers have created a line of coloured bulbs, which you can get in most hardware or home improvement stores. For comments and questions, feel free to contact our customer support hotline.

 


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