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Why is it so important to get the right lighting installed in your home or work space?

At Concept Store we know a thing or two about lighting and how it changes your environment. Colour, lumens, design are all key elements in choosing the right lighting. In the era of LED, there are now so many options to choose from whilst keeping your space environmentally friendly.

How to choose the right colour temperature

Light colour is measured in Kelvin (K) which is the base unit of temperature. When we talk about lighting, it is often expressed as warm light or cool light. Each colour has a different Kelvin value.

Household lighting usually starts at 2700K (warm incandescent), then 3000K (warm white halogen) and 3500k (household fluorescent).

Colour temperatures higher than 3500k are more frequently used in industrial and commercial locations where the light is bright and gives a bluish daylight cast. This type of lighting can be a little harsh for households.

When selecting new lighting, taking in to account the colour you need will ensure you make the right choice for your space.

In addition, the use of Kelvin temperature can also determine what sort of fixture is right for each room. Whether you need an ambient source of light or one for highly-focused task lighting, keep in mind the following ranges.

  • Less than 2000K
  • 2000K - 3000K
  • 3100K - 4500K
  • 4600K - 6500K
  • 6500K+

Gives off a dim glow of light, similar to what you might find from candlelight; best for low light areas where ambient illumination is welcomed

Gives off a soft white glow, often yellow in appearance; best for living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms and outdoor spaces

Gives off a bright amount of white light; best for kitchens, offices, work spaces and vanities where task lighting is needed

Gives off a bright amount of blue-white light, similar to that of daylight; best for display areas and work environments where very bright illumination is needed

Gives off a bright bluish hue of light, often found in commercial locations; best for bright task lighting

What are Lumens?

Watts measure the amount of energy required to light products, whereas lumens measure the amount of light produced. The more lumens in a light bulb, the brighter the light.For instance:
  • 40-watt incandescent bulb = 450 lumens
  • 60-watt incandescent bulb = 800 lumens
  • 100-watt incandescent bulb = 1600 lumens
With new light bulbs, shopping by lumens will be more important than shopping by watts when choosing which energy-efficient bulb to purchase.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 

Design Options

Our lighting partner, Aurora, gives you the best of everything. Whether you want a simple and functional downlight or an elaborate centre piece, our lighting can dress any space, anywhere. See examples of our lighting in our Portfolio.