A bathroom does not light up like a living room ! This evidence highlights the primary role of the light bulb. Indeed, choosing a light bulb also means choosing a type of lighting , an atmosphere, an illumination capacity or a color temperature.
CHOOSE YOUR BULB
Already, in terms of lighting, never choose a bulb whose power and intensity exceed those indicated on the luminaire .
Then, be aware that choosing a bulb means choosing a particular luminous efficiency, a color rendering index and a special technology (spotlight bulb, LEDs , etc.). So, before buying your light bulb, ask yourself the following questions: the type of activities carried out in the room, work or relaxation, in order to determine the necessary illumination. Then associate them with other factors: the efficiency of the luminaire indicated on the packaging of the luminaire, the type of diffuser (opaque, transparent lampshade, shape, etc.), the number of light sources but also the factor of reflection.
THE BULBS TO CHOOSE IN A LIVING ROOM
In a living room, choose compact fluorescent or energy-efficient bulbs for general lighting and as a light base. Indeed, the light bulbs in the living rooms are often lit for longer. Be aware that it is necessary to provide approximately 300 lux in a living room, which is equivalent for example to approximately 6 or 7 light points in a living room of 25 m² with 20 watt compact fluorescent bulbs.
In terms of color temperature, bulbs between 2500 and 3500 Kelvin are recommended for the warm lighting they provide. For accent lighting, bet on spotlights or LEDs.
In the dining room , prefer compact fluorescent bulbs between 3500 and 4500 Kelvin. Warning: very few compact fluorescent lamps are compatible with a dimmer.
LIGHT BULBS FOR A CHILD'S ROOM
Safety comes first! Ideally, choose cold bulbs, especially on bedside lamps and reading lights. Some 5 watt LEDs in the shape of an incandescent bulb with a large screw base are ideal: they have an anti-glare filter, they stay cool and are unbreakable.
Beware of LEDs with a high blue content, harmful for the sensitive retina of children.
POWERFUL LIGHT BULBS IN THE OFFICE
400 or 500 lux is required in a room where one works like the office. Energy-saving halogen lamps are useful for reading or working, as they give off a bright light. Desk lamps with LEDs are also effective.
CFL BULBS IN THE KITCHEN
300 lux is recommended for a good level of illumination in the kitchen. Choose compact fluorescent bulbs for general lighting. Strips fitted with halogen bulbs or LEDs are an ideal solution for illuminating the work surface in a way that is both homogeneous and targeted.
CHOOSE A BULB FOR THE BEDROOM
Opt for compact fluorescent lamps with a color temperature between 2500 and 3000 Kelvin for general lighting. Be careful, compact fluorescent bulbs should be avoided on bedside lamps because of the electromagnetic field they give off within 30 cm. For reading lights, opt for LEDs, with a low blue share.
Finally, for the dressing room, it is important to choose lighting with a good color rendering index (CRI) for faithful color rendering. LED strips are particularly effective for this targeted and powerful lighting.