The clocks have changed, so we have longer evenings, but the daylight can still be very variable at this time of year, with those April showers. How do you modify your lighting, so you keep that feeling of Spring all through the day?
We, at Intelligent Abodes, designers and installers of lighting and lighting control, have long understood the power of light and its ability to define, highlight and transform.
Set the Tone with Lighting
One of the biggest trends in the world of lighting has been the introduction of lighting control - dimming has been around for donkey’s years, so what’s new - it got smart! Karen Chugg, from Intelligent Abodes, comments ‘lighting control allows you to combine a variety of light fittings, dimmed to the perfect level to suit the task and show off your home. It is a great solution for multi-functional areas, like open plan kitchen, dining & living spaces, where you undertake lots of different activities - simply press a button and your lighting transforms the space for cooking, dining, relaxing, entertaining’.
Set Seasonal Lighting
There are other benefits too - by adjusting the brightness and the colour of light, we can mimic natural light more effectively, promoting health and well-being. Smart lighting systems are intuitive, responding to your needs by enabling you to manage the lux levels, so it changes in response to the changing light outside, so you always have the perfect light level, great for those four seasons in one day!
With the Halogen ban in 2018, LED lighting has become the light type of choice for all light fittings and we now have so many more options in terms of colour with warm and cool whites to suit the room. Karen Chugg, from Intelligent Abodes adds, ‘lighting control solutions provide smooth, silent dimming within a wide spectrum of light - so you can dim even very low watt LED lights and create the desired effect - highlighting features, walls, art work.” It’s a great solution to make the most of all your lighting – stunning pendants may not be used too often if the light they offer is too bright - but dimming allows you to show off that dramatic centre piece whilst preserving the ambiance; even functional lighting can add to the effect if dimmed to the right level.
If you would like to make and appointment to experience lighting control in action at our showroom, get in touch. by contacting Karen Chugg on 01392 823398 or drop her an email.