Lighting. Friday , September 21st , 2018 - 19:13:30 PM
LED rope lights are very popular as the strand or 'rope' can fit into tight spaces and easily be concealed, allowing the light to be emitted as a soft glow without seeing the source. This works especially well in water features, swimming pools and under the edges of decking or built-in seating. RGB (Red Green Blue) LED lights allow the colour of the light to be changed remotely at the push of a button, instantly changing the look and feel of the area.
The bath area - The primary function of the bath area is relaxation followed by hygiene. The lights in this area should be a mixture of all three types of lighting. There should be soft general lighting with the capability to turn on some task lighting when needed. To improve the atmosphere in the bath area you could have some accent lighting highlighting some art or a design feature of the bathroom its self. In this area you are trying to create an environment of relaxation, romance, and function. Let your imagination flow while designing this part of your room. There are so many different types of lights that could be used here to create the perfect atmosphere. Look at track lighting, chandeliers, pendant lights, sconces, and spot lights, along with anything else that catch your eye and evaluate what you think will work for you.
The high price of LED has been a significant deterrent for many in recent years. However, as the cost of semi-conductor material falls and companies vie for consumers so LED is becoming a more cost-effective option. In conjunction, improved heat sink technology and reliability is giving customers the confidence to view LED as a long term investment. These days a typical lamp life of 20,000-50,000 is the norm and not an unrealistic manufacturer claim. Some lamps, such as the new Philips Xtreme tubes even last up to a staggering 79,000 hours. It is worth also noting that not all LED are dimmable so check before purchasing if this is something you require.