Having a good distribution of light points in the home is important to achieve a suitable environment that minimizes the effects of artificial lighting in our body, while it is necessary if we want to save and contribute to sustainable energy consumption.
Given that each house spends up to 410 kW per hour in lighting, industry specialists review the keys and tricks to get an effective distribution of light points in the various rooms and create environments that are suitable for promoting health.
Ideal distribution of light points.
The smallest possible number of light points that each room needs is always measured in the same way. If the room is smaller than 10m2, a single point of light is placed and it increases another point per 10m2.
In the choice, we must take into account the activity to be carried out in each room, because a workplace requires a greater disposition of light than a less crowded one. Excessive light spots should be avoided.
When it comes to the type of light, experts recommend that we put white light in the kitchen and bathroom and warm light in the rest of the rooms. The warm atmosphere is achieved with light bulbs with a temperature of about 2800 Kelvin. For this, it must also take into account the characteristics of each home. If we have dark walls, we need to distribute the light with headlights of white light and halogens, while we have very clear walls, we can reduce the light intensity in a single spotlight with warm light.
It is common to use white LED lights. We can choose a large light point in the ceiling with a focus on downlight or by distributing small halogens.
It is important to install white bathroom lamps above the mirror and place secondary lamps on the sides so that you do not force your eyes through the light and shadow effect, which stems from poor lighting, and to include plugs near it, always more than one meter for to avoid accidents.