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If you’re looking to redecorate your home and wondering how to stand out from the crowd, look no further; LED lights are the latest thing to hit interior design, and it’s no surprise. LED lights are the best way to give your home the ambience that you want it to have, because they’re so easy to control. They’re also great for the environment, and they’ll save you money on your energy bills – if you switch your conventional lights for LED lights, you’re likely to cut your lighting costs down by half, or more.
Seeing LED in a New Light
Don’t let the old image of LED lights fool you; they’re not the gaudy, flashy things of the past; they’re now used all over the world for a variety of lights: mood lights, accent lights, landscape lights and building illumination. They’re the perfect lights to use to create relaxing, calm environments – as well as bright, wild party settings – and a new favorite with interior designers all over the world; if you Google search ‘LED mood lighting’ you’ll find hundreds of sites that specialize in the sale of LED lights for interior décor.
The greatest thing about LEDs is that they allow you to control everything in a room: brightness, colour, and vibrancy. LEDs are available in all different shades, sizes and wattage, which makes them perfect for… anything! Blue LED lights – or red, or green – can be used to give a little colour to a room furnished with white furniture, or to create a different mood to the ‘natural’ mood you may want when the lights aren’t on.
All Shapes and Colours
RGB LEDs can display over 16 million colours, which is more than every shade you can imagine, because it’s more than the human eye can actually see. Because LEDs have garnered such a huge popularity in recent years, there are a huge range of LED products designed to suit any kind of room, and any kind of fixture; from strip-lights to wall panels, tubes and ropes – LEDs are available in all shapes and sizes.
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Unconventional and Practical?
With these new LED lights, they don’t just have to be lights, either. LED cubes can be used in ice cubes at cocktails parties, or larger kinds can even replace your coffee table. If some of your LEDs are a little too vibrant for regular use, it’s worth remembering that they’re easy to put up and take down; keeping a few lights in the cupboard for special occasions is a great way to make your home feel extra special during parties and gatherings.
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In a nutshell, LED lights give you better control than any other lighting options on the market. Whether you want romantic mood lighting, warm natural lighting or vibrant purple lighting, you can do it all in the same room with the same light; with LED lights, your living room can be a different room every day. LED lights can be more expensive than conventional bulbs but because of their efficient build, you can be assured that even the most affordable LED lights will last you a long time, and save you money on your energy bills in the process.
Vicci Lane is an entrepreneur and home maker, with a love for interior design. She writes about home improvements and lighting design for Arrow Europe.