The Natural Vs Artificial Living Room Lighting

Monday, September 25, 2006

One of the most common elements in a living room is a television, and one of the most common problems with the television is keeping it dark enough in the room to watch. With the advancement of plasma, digital light processing, and LCD televisions, living rooms are having to become darker, and darker. When I first purchased my 42 inch plasma television for my bedroom, I was overjoyed at the picture, but felt less excited the next morning when the sun in my room nearly destroyed my ability to view this amazing T.V. For those that think lighting in a living room isn't important, hopefully the example of my plasma T.V. will serve as a reminder to how important lighting is in a room.

There are two types of lighting when dealing with living room lighting issues, natural, and artificial. Natural lighting is the preferred choice for many outdoors types, while artificial often is the choice for the gadget-oriented type. Natural light serves well for reading a book, or illuminating a room for conversation, while it can be cumbersome to trying to view a computer screen, or television.

Natural light is best achieved through placement of windows, skylights, and doorways, in other words things you might not be able to control in a living room. The best way to handle living room lighting is to manipulate the existing natural light in a way that you want. Simply evaluate the amount of natural light coming into your living room, and buy curtains, or window coverings to shade whatever element you are dealing with. For some, the natural light is a must have, and thus the windows stay unobstructed for the entire day.

Artificial light is anything but natural light, and is often utilized in new age forms like track lighting, and halogen bulbs. The living room lighting fixtures that fit your area the best simply will be the ones that design, and function wise hold up to your needs. Since technology has helped create a number of environmentally safe bulbs for artificial lighting, make sure you include them in your living room lighting plan.

Whether choosing to light your room naturally, or artificially, simply take notice, and take action. One can preempt the biggest issues with natural light by evaluating the situation before moving into a place. If you aren't big on natural light, it might not make sense to move into that high-rise loft, that has 12 foot windows throughout the space. Conversely, if you are looking for artificial lighting, make sure the electrical foundation of a house is strong enough to install the new track lighting system of your dreams in the living room. If you're moving into a home that was built in 1903, chances are you'll need a licensed contractor to fix your problem.

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