It’s hard to overstate what an impact lighting can have on the overall look and feel of a home. That’s something people often don’t notice until an old light fixture dies or they try experimenting with new ones.
Light fixtures affect your experience as a homeowner in a variety of ways. If you haven’t invested in new fixtures in a while, here are some of the reasons why getting copper light fixtures is an excellent idea.
1 – Improve efficiency
Getting LED light bulbs isn’t the only way to reduce how much you spend on lighting every month. Changing your light fixtures can also help you be more efficient with lighting use. Dimmable fixtures allow you to reduce energy consumption whenever you don’t need the full brightness of a lamp.
Adding more lamps and permanent fixtures to different areas of your home can also help reduce energy consumption. It all depends on how you use those fixtures — the intensity of light goes down with distance, as per the inverse square law.
This means you can get more light for less power if you can position your fixtures closer to where you need them most. For example, a 9w lamp positioned on your workbench can feel as bright as a 20w lamp positioned on the ceiling or across the room.
2 – Change the ambiance
Utilitarian fixtures may be able to get the job done, but if you’re looking to spice up your house’s décor, investing in more stylish light fixtures is a good place to start. Beautiful fixtures can be as stylish as they are useful, as can be seen on the copper light fixtures section of the Teton Lighting website.
3 – Automate functions
Everything is getting a smart version these days, and light fixtures are no different. Smart lamps and other fixtures bring a variety of useful functions to the table. Most of them can be controlled with a phone app or at least a remote, while some take it a step further by tracking their own power consumption, coming with built-in motion sensors, and more.
All of these features can make your day-to-day life easier. And some of them can also be used to help reduce how much power your fixtures use every month.
4 – Get more light
Not having enough light in a room causes various problems. Insufficient light can make the entire room look dull and poorly kept. Lacking sufficient light also makes it harder to see, read, and get work done in that room, speeding up the rate at which your eyes become fatigued. This can be an even bigger problem if you wear glasses, as some eye conditions make it harder to see in dim lighting.
Getting new fixtures can help solve those issues. You can either increase the number of fixtures in a room, get fixtures that can house bigger — and more potent — bulbs, or go for fixtures that can house several bulbs at once.
5 – Control the atmosphere
Reflectors and lampshades can help turn harsh light into soft light, which makes a room feel warmer and more welcoming to the eye. Dimmable fixtures offer you even more, control, allowing you to change the look and feel of your home at will by increasing or decreasing the amount of light available.
All of these features give you more control over the mood of a room. And that can be very useful, especially when entertaining guests or trying to adapt a room for different uses.