Lighting can make all the difference to your interior design. It can open up a space, make rooms look larger, and create a relaxing atmosphere.
If you’re looking to update the lighting in your home, then it’s a great opportunity to switch to LED lighting.
LED bulbs use 75 percent less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs. They also last around 25 times longer. That makes them an environmentally-friendly and budget-friendly choice.
Yet you might be wondering what kind of fixtures you might need for LED lighting. Read on to find out five of the best types for 2021.
1. Strip Lights
Banish the thought of fluorescent strip lights, found in offices everywhere. When you choose LED strip lights, you have more attractive designs to choose from.
A popular choice is the ‘bar’ strip light. This comprises one or two LED tubes attached to a backplate. They’re great for simple, uncomplicated lighting in kitchens or utility rooms.
Or choose a more elegant option, with the LED tube taking the form of a curve. They’re also available in a ‘wave’ design. These strip lights look amazing in bathrooms.
2. Flush Lights
LED bulbs make a great choice for lighting that sits flush with the ceiling. This creates a neat, minimal look, and doesn’t take up space.
They also come in a huge range of styles. Some flush fixtures have sleek, brushed chrome surrounds. These are a great choice for bathrooms or kitchens. Try square fixtures for a more industrial look.
Other fixtures feature diamante or reflective panels to create more of a statement. They’re a great way to bring a touch of glamor to a room.
3. Omni-Directional Fixtures
These light fixtures are a great way to spread light around a room. They often take the form of a bar, with LED light bulbs spaced along the bar. You can swivel each bulb’s holder in different directions.
Some fixtures have straight bars, while others come in curved varieties. They’re a great choice because they let you choose where you want to direct the light in your room.
This makes them an excellent choice for open-plan spaces. They’re also great for dining rooms.
4. Pendant Lights
If you enjoy the ‘chandelier’ look, you can replicate it with pendant LED lighting fixtures. These offer a sophisticated choice for bedrooms or living rooms.
Choose from minimalist fixtures where LED light bulbs run through a single tube. The tube might run in a spiral, suspended from the ceiling by thin wires.
Or try a more traditional design, with LED lights nestled among crystals and pendants.
5. Wall Lights
Don’t restrict yourself to ceiling-based light fixtures. How about wall lights? These can add light to dim corners and nooks. No more taking up floor space with lamps!
Simple circular fixtures will throw light in an even way across the wall. Bar fixtures are a great choice above features like mirrors. Uplighter fixtures are another good choice if you want a cozy reading nook.
You can also get adjustable fixtures if you want to control the direction of light.
Which LED Lighting Fixture Will You Choose?
As you can see, you have plenty of choices when it comes to LED lighting fixtures. You can also mix and match fixtures within the same room.
Start with one room and see which fixture type suits the design. Then introduce more fixtures throughout your home as you redecorate.
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