Why is lighting important in the bedroom?

It is no secret the link between quality sleep and improved physical and mental health is more well-known than ever. Creating the right ambience for accommodating a good night sleep is incredibly important.

And while some sleep-related issues may require medical attention, there are several environmental tweaks that you can make to improve your quality of sleep, one of them being the lighting you choose.

We know that darkness is essential to sleep, the presence of which sends signals to the brain that it is time to relax. That is why blackout curtains and blinds can help keep intrusive light at bay to help you sleep better.

It is also recommended that you prepare your body for sleep by avoiding exposure to bright screens, such as computers and phones; and lowering and softening the light with dimmable bulbs or smart lighting can also help your body prepare physiologically for sleep.

It is not just about improving the quality of your sleep either. Clever use of lighting can also help set moods, whether you want a romantic hue for a night in, or you are simply looking to unwind after a long day.

Benefits of LED bedroom lighting

There are a number of reasons to go for LED lighting in your bedroom over traditional lighting methods, such as fluorescent, halogen and incandescent. Here are a few of the main reasons:

LED lighting is more efficient

LED lighting uses far less energy than traditional bulbs, so you will spend far less on your bills

And if you are making the switch from halogen to LED, for example, you will see your existing expenditure on energy bills plummet.

Because they are energy efficient, they are also greener. So, you will be doing your bit to help the planet too, by reducing your carbon footprint.

LED lighting is more versatile

LED lighting has the ability to cast different tones of light, so you can create more bespoke lighting schemes.

This is really useful in the bedroom, as you may need areas where a focused shade of light is required, and other areas where a warmer, welcoming shade of light is more befitting.

LED lighting is available in the following tones:

Very warm white
Warm white
Cool white

So, for example, you could have a very warm white bulb by your bed to help you relax or read. While you could use a fresher, cool white bulb in the on-suite bathroom to help kick-start your day the right way under a brighter hue.

Using the right shades of light in the right places could help create a relaxing atmosphere and improve your sleep, as well as your day ahead.

LED lighting is longer lasting

Not only is LED lighting more efficient than traditional incandescent or halogen lighting, it is also longer lasting.

In fact, an LED spotlight will last up 25,000 hours, while a halogen equivalent will just about last 2000 hours if you are lucky.

This saves you a significant amount of money when it comes to buying replacements.

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