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Mar 12, 2013

Lighting Tips

Best Ways to Highlight Your Beauty and Glam it Up with Lamps

Bulb selection and dimming controls are of utmost importance when relamping in any area of your home. Gratifying lighting designs should be easily attuned to go from general daylight to softer nighttime illumination.

Skin tones look most flattering in medium to warm color temperatures. Color temperature is measured in Kelvins (K). Intimate, soft, pleasing light is provided with bulbs ranging from 2700K to 3000 K.

The Color Rendering Index (CRI) is another important measure of the quality of light. Select bulbs with a coloring rendering index (CRI) between 80 and 100 for the most flattering effects.

To reduce glare, choose frosted white bulbs rather than clear.

Although there has been a great deal of information concerning new lighting standards and improved environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient LED (light-emitting diode) and CFL (compact fluorescent) bulbs, incandescent lamps are still the best choice for bedroom lighting due to their finer quality of light and better dimming capabilities.

A couple of well-designed table lamps and/or floor lamps may be all you need for effective bedroom lighting. It is important that you do not flood this private haven with superfluous artificial illumination.

Love the lamp above? It’s manufactured by Quoizel and we are currently running a special on Quoizel lighting.  Print this coupon and get $100 worth of lighting when you spend $50 or more on Quoizel products.  This offer is in-store only.