Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) consume a quarter of the energy that incandescent bulbs do and last 10 times longer. Unlike the old fluorescent lights, CFLs are quiet, instant-on and have warmer, color-corrected tones. They can be used anywhere you would use a typical incandescent light bulb. CFLs contain trace amounts of mercury, a harmful substance. Although the bulbs contain far less mercury than other household items, care needs to be taken to prevent breakage. Also, when CFLs burn out, they should be recycled.
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If you prefer to spend your bedroom reading time not in bed but in a special reading nook, choose an attractive floor or table lamp that complements your bedroom’s decor. Some lamps allow the light to be positioned to the reader’s preference, and some provide upward indirect lighting to add ambient light to the room. A floor lamp can also be placed next to the bedside for reading.
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Bedside table lamps can be chosen to complement your other furnishings, and they’re an easy way to add reading light. Some bedside tables have a lamp built into the design. Some table lamps save space by also serving as bookends to hold your reading materials. These portable lamps offer flexibility should you decide to move your bed to another location in your bedroom.
Halogen bulbs are a variation of incandescent. They give the closest approximation of natural daylight, known as “white light.” Colors appear sharper under halogen light and the bulbs can be dimmed. They’re a little more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs, but are more expensive and burn at a higher temperature. Most often halogen bulbs are used in under-cabinet lighting, pendant lights and recessed cans. Remember not to use bare hands when changing the halogen bulb. The smallest residue of oil from a human hand can rub off on the bulb, creating an atmosphere where the bulb warms too quickly when the lamp is turned on, which can cause the bulb to explode.
Installing energy-saving fluorescent bulbs will not only help save the planet, it will help save your budget.
The typical fluorescent gives a flat, cold light, often bluish and harsh. It is a daylight-equivalent and cannot be put on a dimmer. There are many types of fluorescents on the market: warm ones, cool ones and special-colored ones, and they typically produce more light and last longer than incandescent. Fluorescent bulbs work well to light large areas like basements or attics.
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Halogen light bulbs cast bright light and last twice as long as standard bulbs.
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Bedroom reading lights can take the form of a bedside table lamp, a pendant light hanging on either side of the bed, or wall-mounted sconce lights on either side of the bed.
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Consider the type of bulbs you want for your reading lights. You don’t want the bulbs to emit too much heat, particularly if they are close to the bed. LED, or light-emitting diode lights, are a good choice. LED bulbs are bright enough to provide light for the reader, and they’re focused enough that they won’t disturb the reader’s sleeping partner. LED lights also make reading easier for aging eyes.
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The right color combination can turn your master bedroom into a relaxing retreat.
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LED, which stands for “light-emitting diode,” is a lighting technology that is long-lasting and extremely energy-efficient, but they’re not ready to supplant all other bulbs yet. For one, they provide only directional light, not diffused light, making them ideal for under-counter task lighting, but not general room illumination. To overcome this, new models consist of large arrays of LEDs clustered together, but at prices from five to six times higher than CFLs, the bulbs are not for everybody.
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If you plan to install wall-mounted lights or hanging pendant lights, be sure to have the fixtures wired so that each one is individually controlled.
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Incandescent is the most commonly used light bulb and usually the least expensive. This type of light has a warm, inviting quality and is very complimentary to skin tones and psychologically appealing. Incandescent bulbs usually last between 700 to 1,000 hours and can be used with a dimmer; however, they’re not as energy efficient as other options.
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The bedroom is a natural place to spend some time reading, whether you’re reading in bed or in a special chair or lounge in a corner of your bedroom designed just for that purpose. To create the perfect reading area in your bedroom, incorporate lighting that will make reading easy on the eyes without detracting from the peaceful atmosphere of your retreat.
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For a more permanent bedroom reading solution, wall-mounted and pendant lights can be found in myriad designs and sizes; they can blend unobtrusively with the bed’s headboard, or they can add a stunning design element to your sleeping area. They’ll also free up room on your nightstand for that stack of books you’ve been meaning to tackle. Adjustable or swing-arm wall lights will allow you and your partner to move lights as needed and read without blinding each other, keeping the light focused where you want it.
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