Whether you are renovating or building new, take some time to plan lighting that works for you, and that is energy efficient. When planning your lighting design you should consider:
Many lighting options can suit a range of purposes. Banks of downlights can over-illuminate rooms and increase your energy costs. Below are a few of the most common lighting alternatives, together with the most energy efficient option for each of them.
Pendant lights can work well anywhere you want to create a cosy space, such as a bedroom, lounge room or an entry hallway.
Sconce lights are most commonly used in hallways and passages, and can also be used to highlight particular design features in your home.
Strip LEDs can be be placed under kitchen cupboards to light the bench underneath or as highlights in bathroom areas.
Combine task lighting with soft pendant, strip or sconce lighting to achieve a contemporary lighting design.
Traditionally found in art galleries, it's now common to use track lighting in hallways or along walls to highlight artworks in the home.