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Ceiling lights: Putting the living room, bedroom & Co. in the right light

Lamp grass No 302 ceiling lamp from DCW in the kitchen

1. Ceiling light types
2. The optimal light for every room
3. Warm or cold: the right light color
4. LED ceiling lights: modern technology for the home
5. Material: design you like
6. Conclusion - What you need to consider when buying ceiling lights

1. Ceiling light types

Of all the lights, the ceiling light is probably the most important task: it provides the necessary basic lighting in any room. In addition, it can be used regardless of the height of the room.

There is a wide range of ceiling lights: for example, there are the classic ceiling spotlights (1) , which can be mounted individually or in combination with each other. They illuminate the room evenly and are often visually restrained. Flexible ceiling luminaires (2) with movable arms and controllable light source are used to focus the light direction in a targeted manner and thus set the scene for specific areas in the room.

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Decorative ceiling lights (3) and lights with fan set aesthetic accents. Due to the often unusual shapes, they provide an eye-catcher on the ceiling and those with a fan have a practical additional function. Ceiling lights that spread light in all directions (4) are especially nice to bathe the ceiling in light as well. They radiate upwards and make the room appear visually larger. Often, they are a combination of ceiling light and wall people and thus universally applicable.

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2. The optimal light for every room

Depending on the type of room, pay attention to the appropriate lighting, because utility rooms require different light than living rooms. The lumen value indicates how much light you need for the basic lighting of your room.

Living rooms
In living rooms such as bedrooms, children's rooms or living rooms, the main light is usually supplemented by accent and mood lights, so the ceiling luminaire does not have to provide a room-wide light and about 100 lm / m² is sufficient. Reach for decorative and flexible living room ceiling lights that create a cozy lighting mood or specifically focus on individual areas.

Lamp grass No 302 ceiling lamp from DCW with shelf

Ceiling lights with long, adjustable arm are ideal for highlighting murals or as a flexible reading light above the armchair. Choose a dimmable light to adjust the ceiling light to the needs and mood.

Viktoria furnishing expert Tips for advisors "High ceilings allow you to install imposing pendant lights. But even with low room heights, you do not have to give up impressive lighting. Above the dining table or in the living area, projecting ceiling lights can create a real highlight - in the truest sense of the word - only with a smaller luminaire setup." - Viktoria, interior design expert

Office and kitchen
In the home office, the lighting may be a little brighter and more widely scattered to support the desk lamp and create a work-friendly, alert atmosphere. In the study and kitchen, a value of 300 lm / m² is recommended. A dimmable luminaire is useful here if you want to focus on task lighting and subordinate the main light.

In the bathroom, choose light fixtures with a value of 300 lm / m² to illuminate it in the best possible way. When installing a ceiling lamp in the bathroom, be sure to consider the humidity in the room. It is recommended to use a ceiling lamp with a protection rating of at least IP 44 , which is protected against splashing water.

Graphic IP classes bath

Hallways are often narrow and dark in design. With several ceiling luminaires arranged as spotlights in a row, you will ensure the best possible illumination of the entrance area. We also recommend that you choose a luminaire that shines in all directions to benefit from the reflective effect throughout the room.

Graphic ceiling light hallway

3. Warm or cold: The right light color

When choosing your light source, pay attention to the optimum light color. This is specified in Kelvin . Information about the respective value can be found in the product properties of the lamp. Different values are recommended depending on the mood that is to be created in a room or the tasks that are to be performed there.

The Smithfield Pro ceiling lamp from Flos in the living room above a beige couch with fireplace

Warm white light
For the illumination in the dining and living area as well as in the kitchen and in the hallway we recommend ceiling lamps that are oriented towards a value of 2. 300 to 2. 700 Kelvin . This warm white light is perceived by people as particularly cozy.

Daylight white/cold white light
Strenuous visual tasks are best performed with daylight. But if there is not enough natural light, you can help by using artificial light sources. In the study , use ceiling luminaires or lamps with 5. 300 Kelvin - this light has an activating effect and promotes concentration. It is similar to daylight and is therefore called daylight white.

Color temperatures light colors

Light with color temperature change
In the bathroom it is advisable to choose ceiling lamps where the color temperature can be changed. For getting ready in the morning, a light color of approx. 5. 300 Kelvin is suitable, as this daylight white light imitates natural lighting conditions. In the evening, the bathroom functions more as an oasis of calm and well-being. Accordingly, a color temperature between 2. 300 and 2. 700 Kelvin makes sense at late hours.

4. LED ceiling lights: modern technology for the home?

With the help of LED lamps and luminaires you do something good for your ecological footprint as well as your wallet. Compared to older halogen light bulbs you save about 75% of electricity - and that with a significantly longer service life of about 10. 000 hours.

What hardly anyone knows is that LED technology also offers countless design options. To give you a brief overview, we have compiled relevant information for you on our topic page LED .

Depending on the model, LED light sources are dimmable - this means lower power consumption as well as less CO2 emissions compared to incandescent bulbs. They are available for almost every socket, so that an easy replacement is possible . In some luminaires, the light sources are permanently installed, as they have a very long service life.

5. Material: design you like

In terms of shape, color and materials, there are no limits to your ideas when buying ceiling lamps. We have summarized the advantages of certain materials and the effect of different shades for you and show you the ceiling lamp trends.

Ceiling lamps made of wood, glass & metal
For those who are friend:inside of reduced and clear design, like it a little less flashy and more simple, are recommended ceiling lamps made of glass . With their often clean and reduced forms, they are universal and fit almost any interior style .

You are a lover:inside of the industrial style Then ceiling lamps made of metal with filigree frames are an ideal eye-catcher. Especially lamps for the ceiling, where the inside of the lampshade shines in gold, copper or brass, give your home the industrial chic.

If you like it more cozy and prefer romantic design , then we recommend ceiling lamps with textile shades . These will increase the feel-good character and create a pleasant atmosphere.

Ceiling lamps made of wood bring coziness to your ceiling, creating a great atmosphere. The natural material comes into its own particularly well if you live Maritime or your home is decorated in the New Scandi Chic .

6. Conclusion - What you need to consider when buying ceiling lamps

  • Ceiling lights are suitable for rooms with low ceiling height , because they do not visually occupy the room.
  • In living rooms may be happy to decorative ceiling lights be taken.
  • In utility rooms, a bright ceiling light should be chosen.
  • A combination of wall and ceiling lamp provides practical lighting from all sides.
  • In the bathroom, make sure to choose a luminaire with IP44 protection (splash-proof).
  • Neutral white and warm white light source (<3500-5500 K) schaffen eine angenehme, gemütliche Stimmung.
  • Kaltweißes Licht (>5500 K) supports concentration .

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