How to choose a lamp?

Sunlight gave rise to life on Earth, and electric light made this life comfortable. Moreover, electric lighting helped a person to make his work more productive, taught him to decorate a house with the help of lighting devices, making it cozier and more attractive.
There is no need to assess the importance of the luminaires for the modern interior. This light source is one of the essential components. But it does not mean at all that it is enough just to buy the first model you like. On the contrary, the endless variety of lamps forces you to approach the choice thoughtfully, with knowledge of a large number of nuances.
With this article, we want to talk about the types of lamps, the selection rules and existing features. So that when buying a lighting fixture for homes or offices, you are sure of the success of the purchase.

About types: ceiling, suspended, built-in

Luminaires are capable of solving several problems at once.

Luminaires are capable of solving several problems at once. If a chandelier is not always appropriate in a bathroom or hallway, then lamps are appropriate everywhere. This versatility is due to the wide variety of configurations. Each manufacturer offers the following designs:
  • ceiling
  • uspended
  • point built-in
  • wall-mounted
  • track and tire

The buyer is not limited in his choice and can select absolutely any model, guided by his preferences.

Choosing a design

The choice of lamp style is also unlimited.

The choice of lamp style is also unlimited. The catalog of the online store Decovix presents lighting devices, the design of which is carried out within the framework of the main stylistic categories:

  • traditional styles - classicism, baroque, empire, Romanesque, Victorian
  • modern - modern, art nouveau, art deco
  • modern - bauhaus, hi-tech, minimalism, abstraction, loft, futurism

To choose the style of the lamp correctly, the buyer must simply correlate the shape, materials, colors of the model with the solutions available in the interior.

Selection factors

When choosing a lighting device, most buyers are guided by factors such as appearance, purpose, functionality, dimensions, lighting brightness, efficiency and price.

When choosing a lighting fixture, most buyers are guided by factors such as:

  • appearance
  • purpose, functionality
  • dimensions
  • brightness of lighting
  • profitability
  • price

Let's take a closer look at each item. We have described some features of the choice of a lamp in terms of appearance above. We repeat that visual correspondence with the surrounding interior must be in the type, quality, color of the material, in the overall silhouette of the product, its lines, and decor.

The purpose of the luminaire largely determines its location. So, the pendant model can be used to illuminate the bedroom, dining room, kitchen, living room, it can be equipped with remote control, dimmers. Wall and point recessed lighting fixtures serve for additional illumination. The choice of "track" modifications is ideal for spacious living rooms and dining rooms. A suitable place for placing such models would be an entrance hall, kitchen, bedroom, corridor, children's room, as well as an office.

To determine the dimensions, we recommend using two simple formulas:

  • the width (diameter) of the luminaire should not exceed 1/3 of the area of ​​the room
  • the height of the model should not exceed ¼ of the ceiling height.

The brightness of the illumination is determined both by the number of cartridges and the maximum permissible power of each lamp. Each item in our catalog contains information about the maximum power. Study this data to calculate the lighting power required for your room:

1. Subdued light for 1 sq.m. premises will be created by:

  • incandescent lamps with a power of 10 watts
  • 7 watt halogen lamps
  • energy-saving fluorescent bulbs with a power of 2 watts
  • LED lamps with a power of 1.5 - 2 watts.

2. Bright light on the same square will create:

  • 20-watt incandescent lamp
  • 13-watt version of the halogen lamp
  • 4-watt type of energy-saving fluorescent lamp
  • 3-watt LED light bulb.

The data is correct if the room has a ceiling not higher than 3 meters. Average brightness is calculated with intermediate values. The information provided also indicates the economy of each light bulb.
Therefore, when choosing a model, specify what type of lamps can be used in it. It turns out that the LED luminaire is the most energy efficient option.

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