How to Choose the Right Ceiling Lamps

Light and decorate your home with . A functional and aesthetic complement, available in many styles adaptable to each of the rooms of your house: rustic, modern, children … We help you choose the one that best fits your style and the decoration of your home.Ceiling lamp dining room lighting fixtures

Style and design of ceiling lamps

Ceiling lamps fulfill a double function: to illuminate and to decorate. In this way, when choosing this type of aesthetic complement for our home, we will be able to choose between different decorative styles, among which we find:
– Classic
– Actual
– Natural
– Design
– Children

Each of them, with particular features, shapes, and colors, allow generating different feelings and environments in the decoration. For example, with a classic , we give that room a sober and elegant touch; with a modern or exotic style lamp, we can create a minimalist or ethnic space.

How to illuminate with ceiling lamps?

Another issue when choosing a ceiling lamp is the type of lighting we want to achieve with it. The ceiling lamps offer a zenith, from above, but depending on the model will have some characteristics:

– Environmental:  it is a homogeneous lighting throughout the room, avoiding shadows and dark areas. They are the lamps that have several arms, without a screen, where the protagonism has the structure of the luminary.

Focal: we speak of the illumination centered in some point of the room. It illuminates concrete spaces directly. It is a type of light more centered and strong, destined to carry out activities in a specific zone of the kitchen or the hall, for example. These are lamps with closed screens that narrow the beam of light projected by the bulb.

– Detail: to highlight some specific point of the room as a picture or some adornment. If you want to achieve this effect you will have to choose a lamp with a closed and opaque screen that concentrates the light.

You should also keep in mind some data that you may not know: if there are dark walls or covered with dark furniture, you will need more lighting as these types of colors absorb more light and require additional lighting.

Strategically placed, the ceiling lamps can bring the feeling of warmth and interest where you need it most.

It is advisable to opt for soft lighting rather than hard or fluorescent lighting in conversation and entertainment spaces.

Shapes, colors, and materials of ceiling lamps

When choosing a ceiling lamp we can choose between different types as to its shape, color, material and measures adaptable to different spaces.

– The chandeliers: by their dimensions usually become the center of attention of the room.They are not recommended for ceilings less than 2.50-3 m.

– Hanging bulbs based on spotlights: ideal for stays where you need to illuminate several points, but you only have a zenith electrical outlet, because you can direct each focus to a specific area.

Among its materials we will find:

– Of glass and aluminum: they produce extra glares. This feature should be taken into account when choosing your location.

Metal: this material is delicate; you must clean it with specific products for the metal.

– Plastic or PVC: ideal for small rooms of the house. They are easily cleaned with a cloth dampened in neutral soap.

How much should my lamp measure?

You must decide the amount of light you want to get and the size of the area to illuminate, choosing the number of arms or points that we want the lamp to have.

It is necessary to relate the size of the room to the size of the lamp. In general, for the stays, we must add the width and length, multiply by 3 and the resulting multiply by 2.5. With this simple calculation, we will obtain the approximate diameter that the lamp must have.

For example, a room 4 meters long x 3 meters wide, would be:

  • Multiply 4×3 (ie 4 meters long x 3) = 12
  • Multiply 3×3 (3 meters wide x 3) = 9
  • Add the result of both operations 12 + 9 = 21
  • And multiply this number 21 by 2.5 = 52.5 cm in diameter.

If the ceiling is high, the diameter should be even higher. And, in the case that the room is very narrow, it would be better to use 2 points of light.

In the case of the or living room, the diameter of our lamp will be half the length of the table. That is, if the table has a length of 150 cm, the lamp should be about 70 cm to 75 cm. For large entrances, large rooms or spaces of 2 heights, it is advisable to be at a height of about 215 cm from the ground, if it were a it should still be higher. If the ceiling is high, the diameter should be even higher. And, in the case that the room is very narrow, it would be better to use 2 points of light. In the case of the dining room or living room, the diameter of our lamp will be half the length of the table. That is, if the table has a length of 150 cm, the lamp should be about 70 cm to 75 cm. For large entrances, large rooms or spaces of 2 heights, it is advisable to be at a height of about 215 cm from the ground, if it were a it should still be higher. If the ceiling is high, the diameter should be even higher. And, in the case that the room is very narrow, it would be better to use 2 points of light. In the case of the dining room or living room, the diameter of our lamp will be half the length of the table. That is, if the table has a length of 150 cm, the lamp should be about 70 cm to 75 cm. For large entrances, large rooms or spaces of 2 heights, it is advisable to be at a height of about 215 cm from the ground, if it were a it should still be higher. If the table has a length of 150 cm, the lamp should be about 70 cm to 75 cm. For large entrances, large rooms or spaces of 2 heights, it is advisable to be at a height of about 215 cm from the ground, if it were a it should still be higher. If the table has a length of 150 cm, the lamp should be about 70 cm to 75 cm.

For large entrances, large rooms or spaces of 2 heights, it is advisable to be at a height of about 215 cm from the ground, if it were a loft space it should still be higher.

Types of lighting

In addition to the type of decoration chosen, we must take into account that each room or room requires a type of lighting appropriate to the type of life that will be done in it. Therefore, the decision when purchasing a ceiling lamp should be according to the type of light we want to achieve.

Lamps can be classified into three groups according to the tone of light they emit. Although apparently, the light they project is always white, it differs between tones colder and bluish to warmer and orange. Called color temperature, this is measured in degrees Kelvin.

There are two types of color temperature:

– Warm light:  this type of white light is characterized by its reddish tone. Between 3,000 Kelvin.

– Cold light: also called daylight, Has a high percentage of blue tones. Its color temperature is higher than 5,000 ° Kelvin.

Taking into account the color temperature, each room in our home must have a type of lighting, as recommended.Ceiling lamp living room lighting

– Living room: a room as the living room or living room accepts both cold and warm light. Depending on the type of activity that we do in this room, it will be recommended cold light, for work areas or the area where the table is located or the warm light for the relaxation space and dedicated to watching television.Bedroom ceiling lighting

– Bedroom: a warm and soft light is recommended to create a restful atmosphere.

Children’s room: just like in our bedroom, our children should enjoy a pleasant environment thanks to the warm light.

Corridor: on the contrary, the corridor, as well as the kitchen or the bathroom, are places of transit that accept without problem a cold light.Kitchen ceiling lighting

Kitchen: Ceiling lamps are usually used in the kitchen in the office area, to illuminate the table mainly.

Placement

At the time of installing the lamp, you must place some fixing elements suitable for your type of ceiling since there are specific for solid ceiling or plaster or plaster.

If you want to place it in a place other than the current outlet, you can choose two options depending on the type of roof you have:

– If you have a false ceiling you can pull cable to the point you want to open.

– If you have a solid roof you can choose to make rubs, to carry them hidden with gutters or decorative wires that will allow you to move the point of light leaving them in sight without having to do work.

Cleaning and maintenance

The maintenance of the ceiling lamps is based on their cleaning every certain period of time since they usually nest small insects and accumulate dust. For this, we can disarm the same, to be able to take it off and clean with a damp cloth.

Also, the top of these lamps is prone to accumulation of dust and lint so it is recommended to shake it with a feather duster or similar at least 3 times a week.

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