The lighting design of a home entrance and its significance

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The lighting design of a home entrance

The exterior lighting design of an entrance, with the appropriate light fixtures, will complement your home’s overall decoration.

Modern brass wall sconce
Modern brass wall sconce

Light fixtures and properly arranged outdoor furniture will create an informal and unique atmosphere.
They will beautify all your outdoor areas, including terraces, courtyards, balconies or gardens.

A home entrance can be illuminated according to the residents’ taste and the decoration of the building’s areas.

The choice of lighting type depends on the decoration and the area available.

Lighting may be local, highlighting the decorative elements, general direct lighting, a combination of direct – indirect lighting, or even general and local lighting.

Corridor lighting design
Corridor lighting design

Direct lighting offers a diffusion of light within the area, while indirect lighting focuses or reflects light.

All combinations are desirable, as entrance lighting is not placed for a specific task which requires a specific lighting type.

The purpose of lighting your home entrance is the safe access to your space, both for you and your visitors, but also the creation of a unique and memorable impression.

The only thing this function requires is warm lighting, which produces a welcoming atmosphere.

Nautical wall sconce lighting. Brass wall light fixture.
Nautical wall sconce lighting. Brass wall light fixture.

We should not forget that the appropriate choice of entrance lighting can play an important role in terms of safety.

Proper night lighting will make you feel safer, as it will prevent the entry of any malicious persons (burglars).

A pendant light fixture can be installed, providing general lighting, along with two sconces that placed left and right of the door, as secondary light sources.

Appropriate lighting for your home

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Appropriate lighting levels are important for safety, comfort and energy efficiency

The proper lighting that you desire for your living room – dining room can be obtained with various qualities and quantities of light fixtures, as these areas have multiple roles.

Lamp post light fixtures
Lamp post light fixtures

Although there can be no general rule for illuminating such a space, we believe that it should start from floor light fixtures with powerful indirect lighting, using an integrated dimmer for variating light levels according to your needs.

A few table lamps will provide a certain ambiance or local illumination for reading, watching TV etc.
You can use wall sconces to achieve lighting enhancement or create decorative shading.

Finally, by adding various spotlights, you can highlight paintings, plants, sculptures or important details.
As experts suggest, bedrooms are the main areas where you should create an ambient atmosphere.

This can be achieved using floor light fixtures with integrated dimmers, allowing fluctuations in light levels, or with the use of wall sconces.

A classic pendant light is only acceptable if it is centered above the bed, otherwise it will look incongruous, and so a ceiling lap would be preferable.

Spotlights should be avoided as they create tension.

Illumination next to the bed can be achieved with table lamps on the nightstands or light fixtures which can be screwed onto the wall or the headboard in order to save space.

The primary criterion when choosing light fixtures for children’s bedrooms is safety.

The location of light fixtures should be carefully chosen so that a child cannot easily reach them and lamps should be selected with covered light sources or at least lamps that do not heat up excessively.

The kitchen is a workplace with high demands in lighting in order to avoid domestic accidents.

A classic pendant lamp in the middle of the room is not enough.

Sufficient localized lighting is therefore required, which can be easily obtained by using fluorescent lamps, usually under the cupboards, and at least two central ceiling lamps or fluorescent lighting for ample general illumination, which will help us see inside cabinets and the vertical surfaces of electrical appliances.

The bathroom can have as its basic light source a main light fixture on the ceiling, usually a ceiling lamp.

The light on the basin’s mirror must assist in our grooming, so it should be positioned in front of our face.

Avoid spotlights as they create shadows and particularly recessed ceiling lights because they disfigure our face in the mirror.

A series of small courtesy lights on each side or above the mirror is an excellent idea

 

Light fixture cleaning. Maintenance instructions

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Light fixture maintenance

Light fixture – Light fixtures should be cleaned with a cloth dampened with water and dried with a soft microfiber cloth.

Brass wall light fixtures
Brass wall light fixtures

Avoid any other cleaning means.

Most light fixtures are electrostatically painted and protected with varnish.

If, for any reason, the varnish is removed from the light fixture, then its natural wear will be immediate.

The same procedure should be followed for the glass and any other crystal parts of the light.

If possible, remove them and wash them gently with lukewarm water and light soap. Carefully dust the lamps.

If one needs changing, that means all lamps have reached the end of their lifetime and should be replaced, so as to avoid any variations in brightness resulting from the difference between a new lamp and an old one.

Suitable cleaning materials and techniques should be used to minimize losses caused by the chemical action or abrasion of surfaces where dust has accumulated.

Light fixtures crafted from brass
Light fixtures crafted from brass

The plastic or prismatic reflectors are discolored over time and reduce the light output of a fixture.

Replacing them in old installations can lead to significant improvements.

Plastics with stabilized properties should also be used, as they have a longer useful lifetime.

The light emitted by fluorescent bulbs is diminished over time, so a bulb will consume the same energy but only produce half—or less—light, before reaching the end of its lifetime.

A scheduled bulk replacement of bulbs at the end of their useful lifetime should be considered, individually replacing any prematurely burnt-out bulbs.

The scheduled cleaning and replacement of bulbs can ensure the minimization of losses and thus the continuous and efficient operation of the lighting installation.

Industrial style pendant light.
Industrial style pendant light.

The reduction of the light emitted by a lighting installation during its lifetime is usually known in the original design, and so the initial lighting levels are calculated slightly higher than those required, unless variable or constant flow control systems are provided.

A design which uses control systems will prolong the life of bulbs and address any over-dimensioning problems.

Light fixture cleaning can be treated as a separate issue, as the degradation of the fixture will depend on the conditions in which it is installed.

For example, lights in retail outlets with windows or doors open to busy streets will require more frequent cleaning than those in an air-conditioned office with closed windows.

Why choose a brass light fixture

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Why choose a brass light fixture

A brass light fixture made of hard brass is manufactured from either a solid piece of pure brass or from a brass sheet or tube.

Bulkhead lights, Garden lighting
Bulkhead lights, Garden lighting

If you live near the sea or the ocean, you wouldn’t want to purchase any type of outdoor lighting.

The salty sea air can oxidize and destroy fixtures made of cheaper materials, such as aluminum or iron. Only special outdoor light fixtures such as those made of solid brass are recommended for use near the sea.

These fixtures are the best suitable for coastal areas, as they can withstand the salty sea air.

It is no coincidence that these types of brass light fixtures are still used on ships, from which they have taken the name nautical lights.

Wall sconces. LED wall lighting fixtures
Wall sconces. LED wall lighting fixtures

In general, light fixtures made of brass have high mechanical strength and corrosion resistance.

Ideally, lights intended for outdoor use (gardens, terraces, courtyards, pathways and walkways) are made of hard brass and are fitted with thick glass so as to withstand even the harshest weather conditions.

Typically, these fixtures have ribbed glass which refracts the light and does not dazzle visitors.

Some models also have a safety net that protects the glass against potential impacts.

Outdoor lamps are sealed with a special gasket that protects its electric parts, such as the lamp, the lampholder and the wiring from rain, snow and dust.

Industrial style pendant light. LED pendant lights and decorative pendant lighting
Industrial style pendant light. Kitchen pendant lights

It should be noted that, over time, hard brass develops a beautiful natural patina on its surface, with a dark brown or green hue.

This gives the light fixture a charming appearance.

The patina, if required, can be easily removed with appropriate cleaning, which can return the fixture to its original state.

With proper care, a light fixture made of hard brass can preserve its original luster and beauty for many generations.

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