Whether you are planning indoor lighting for a residential or commercial property, you are certain to find everything you may need here at Simple Lighting. We offer a large and varied selection of the highest quality indoor lighting to help spruce up your home. We stock fixtures, and accessories suitable for your home, office, retail store, warehouse, and more. No matter the environment you wish to illuminate, whatever the size of the project, your design preferences or your budget.
Why Choose LEDs for Indoor Lighting?
Simple Lighting stocks a wide array of products. Our best selling ranges include Under Cabinet Lighting and Plinth Lights.
LED lighting is the most popular choice on the market, not only for indoor lighting. While we could spend endless hours praising this solution, we have put together the most significant benefits that come with choosing lights for your bedroom, living room, bathroom and any other place that may need some illumination.
If you think about all the energy used by regular fluorescent, incandescent or indoor halogen lights, you can divide it in half to get an estimated amount of energy used by LEDs. So, it makes this solution not only environmentally friendly but also highly cost-efficient - LEDs need significantly less energy to work optimally as most of it is converted into light. It is especially beneficial if you choose them to light up places where they are switched on for longer periods. Additionally, LEDs don't contain any mercury as it's not used during the manufacturing process - therefore, they are safer.
Moreover, LEDs don't burn out or fail like incandescent lights. Of course, their exact lifespan will depend on many factors, such as how you use them, what kind of fixtures you have, and more, but they will last much longer than regular lights - between 30,000–50,000 hours on average. Then, when their end is nearing, they start to dim little by little, so you can prepare and buy new bulbs beforehand. All that reduces the costs involved in purchasing and replacing new bulbs.
What's more, we also suggest that when renovating your home to check out other products such as adding a Pop Up Plug Socket to your kitchen.
How to Choose the Right Indoor Lighting?
There are many things you have to consider when choosing the most suitable indoor lights for your home or business, but one this is certain: LEDs are the way to go. They are a stylish, energy-efficient and cost-effective option for your indoor lighting project. Plus, they come in a wide variety of designs, colours, brightness and additional features, such as dimming functions. There really is no good reason why you shouldn't choose LED over regular fluorescent, incandescent or halogen ones.
What you choose in the end will be dependent on many things, such as the environment, purpose of the indoor lighting, the position, the type of installation and the desired atmosphere. So, you will have completely different needs when choosing lights for your bedroom then you would for your kitchen.
Let's take a look at some of the criteria you will want to consider when purchasing your LED indoor lighting:
Some colours are better suited for specific environments and different tasks. The colour of your LED indoor lights can really transform the whole look and feel of the room. So, it's essential to choose the right one for your specific needs.
The colour temperature of any light bulb is measured in Kelvins, and we stock a range of LED indoor lights with different colour temperatures to suit every indoor lighting scenario. Choose from warm yellow-white, quite like what you are used to with incandescent bulbs, to more natural white or a cool, bluish-white.
If you want indoor lighting that provide a warm glow, then choose an LED bulb with around 2700-2900 Kelvins. This is the perfect option for spaces with a lot of brown, wood, and warm tones of reds and gold. It will provide a soft and cosy atmosphere and help you get in a more relaxed mood, so it is recommended more as the perfect lighting for the bedroom.
An LED with a measurement of 3500-4900 Kelvin will give you a cool, vibrant light, ideal for workspaces, such as the kitchen or the bathroom. It also works well in rooms decorated with cool colours like blue and green. Additionally, this is a much better choice for task lighting.
Before LEDs came along, you could more or less determine the brightness of a bulb by checking the wattage required to produce light. But since LEDs don't need that much electricity, wattage won't give you any indication of brightness, and it will be impossible to compare and get an idea.
However, you're not out of options. The correct measurement for brightness is lumens (lm). The more lumens an LED bulb has, the brighter it can be. For comparison, LED indoor lights with around 800 lumens will give a similar brightness to a 60-watt incandescent bulb.
Shapes and Fixtures
You can find indoor lights in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and fixtures. Each one will provide a slightly different light beam spread and angle, so you need to know what you're looking for. You can choose from an almost 360-degree spread with the globe-type bulbs or opt for more focused and direct lighting with downlights or spotlights. The right LED light bulbsshape will depend on personal preference, the fitting, and the purpose of the lighting.
Are There Any Downsides to Choosing LED Lights?
The only thing that may still keep you wondering why you should switch to LEDs is their cost. They are indeed more expensive than other types of lighting. However, this purchase will certainly pay off sooner than later, as they live up to their price. You will save much more money in the long run, considering LEDs' durability and efficiency - the savings can even go up to hundreds and thousands.
They tend to cost more because their components are more expensive to manufacture, mostly circuit boards and drivers; some also use phosphor, which is one of the rarest compounds in the world.
Of course, the technology is still developing, so the prices may decrease. It is true that you can find cheaper lights than even a couple of years ago, but be sure to always bear the quality in mind.
Why Choose Simple Lighting for Your Indoor LED Lights?
We know how important it is to choose the right lighting for every project and space. We believe in providing you with a wide variety of lighting fixtures, different finishes, and with a number of additional functions so you have plenty of options to choose from.
All of our products are sourced from the top lighting brands to ensure indoor lighting of the highest quality that will enhance any space and serve its purpose. We also focus on pendant lights because of their durability, versatility, light quality and the savings it provides you.
Do You Need More Information about LEDs or Indoor Lighting?
We are experts in indoor lighting and have been in the lighting business for years. It's something we are truly passionate about! Our lighting team is on hand to offer you any advice you may need when planning your lighting project. Whether you are fitting a brand new installation, updating and modernising an existing plan, getting indoor lights for your bedroom, living room, bathroom or office space, or anything else linked to illuminating spaces, we are more than happy to help you.
Give us a call today and speak with a friendly member of our lighting team!