The arrangement of light, its entrance into the house, its intensity, its color, its position in the spaces in relation to family dynamics, its sustainability and its economic repercussion, the cost of lamps and light bulbs and their maintenance when buying them etc.
The set of lighting is a fundamental part of the new decoration of your home. When designing your rooms keeping it in mind you can allow yourself to create warm and welcoming environments, in tune with you, in which your personality will be expressed and the objects that you like will be enhanced.
With the light you can play beautifully, providing a stimulating air at home when it comes to work, or a calm and intimate ambient at the time of rest at dusk, simply resorting to indirect lights and the right tone.
We start with a technical question: we are going to explain something practical, directional light and diffuse light.
A lamp can emit light in two different ways, directional or diffuse.
-The directional light comes from lamps that emit a beam of light concentrated on a specific surface. These lamps usually have opaque and reflective screens, which causes the light to concentrate.
– The diffuse light, on the other hand, spreads evenly throughout the room, creating a bubble of light that produces soft contrasts in poorly lit areas. It is achieved with lamps with translucent screens, glass, paper or fabric. This light, despite being very warm and pleasant, is not a light for a specific function. That is why it should be combined with directional light. An example of warm diffused light is the beautiful « Moon at home»
Sometimes, at night it is necessary to resort to a type of white light very similar to the sun for specific moments such as the time to study or work, for example, in your kitchen… Our eyes get tired less when working with this type of light, you can ask at the stores and they will give you specific information about this. If your child studies in a dark room during the day, you can also take it into account.
More questions regarding the Lighting of your Home:
To begin with, we must start from the fact that the light is a determining factor for life and therefore also for the health of the human being, it determines our rhythms and especially the hours of dream. Our biological clock is programmed according to light. Therefore, if you want, you can ally yourself with light to favor your rhythms. Have you heard about the Circadian Rhythm? We encourage you to investigate about it, because it is a really exciting issue.
Light in nature is expressed through cycles that set a rhythm in all its manifestations, we can see the seasons of the year with all their own characteristics, so diverse, look at the trees undressing leaves for then returning to take them back with strength; or contemplate also the sunrise always followed by the sunset, the phases of the moon, so unalterable, the alternation of the rain and the dryness… observe how the tides rise and fall depending on the moon, the oscillation of the waves of the sea…
Thus, the rhythms of nature also determine without even knowing it, our existence of men and women. Does this affect the design of our home?
Although during the winter you will appreciate that from the morning the sun rays enter into your room, in summer, on the other hand, it will be good to have curtains that do not let the light of the first hours filter out. It is also possible that you need translucent glass or curtains to preserve your privacy where you live. Well chosen will sift the rays of light giving the atmosphere a more collected and personal, which favors a pleasant and easy lifestyle.
As for artificial light, the ideal is that you imitate the way light works in nature. You will see that it changes continuously in intensity and also in tone. You can do the same in this subtle microcosm that is your home. We recommend playing with graduation, using the different lighting control and regulation systems offered by the market, they are simple and there are more and more models adaptable to almost all lamps and switches.
You can also choose to install bulbs of different intensities. Try to switch to saving technology, such as LED. Nowadays, all regulation systems are part of an intelligent use of the light of a modern society that aspires both to a high degree of comfort and optimal energy saving levels. From the ecological point of view, the lower energy consumption also implies the reduction of CO2 emissions and a more sustainable use of natural resources and of the same energy sources, preserving the environment. How to promote sleep time When it is time to sleep you can go down the intensity of the light in the house, it’s enough to do this by turning off some lamps or using light dimmers and regulators…, remember also to stop using the white light bulbs and only stay with the warmest ones, this will make it easier for all to retire to bed.
This technique in addition to help you when you want to relax, is specially interesting when there are children in your home.
Now, and to finish, we are going to make a special suggestion for the smaller at home… … How about playing with the stories and the full moon, every night… in your own home?
Here is the proposal: With our «Moon at Home» in your hand , let’s imitate the language of nature by stablishing an «unconscious» language with our children, or also with grandparents or other members of your family. First, you turn it on in the white light mode, which imitates the light of day, and gives it a lot of intensity. Later, when bedtime approaches you change it to warm light, and finally you can go gradually lowering the intensity, leaving it as a beautiful distant light that gently illuminates the room of the little ones helping them to sleep without fear of the night. Without a word, and without effort, with the use of lights and your «Moon at Home», you have gone communicating your desire for them to change their activity and preparing for sleep. For you, this is also a way to take care of yourself, and to help you rest well.