Lighting

Light bulbs

March 2, 2019

Tips to choosing the right bulb Choose the type of bulb Choose the right fitting Choose the appropriate brightness Decide on the colour temperature Aim for the highest colour rendition Bulb types</strong > Incandescent light bulbs Incandescent bulbs were those that we all traditionally used until the development of energy-saving lightbulbs. However, these have since been…

IP ratings

This refers to the Ingress Protection or International Protection ratings which are an international standard. These standards define the levels of sealing effectiveness of electrical enclosures against intrusion from foreign bodies such as dirt and water. The rating consists the letters IP followed by 2 digits. The first digit stands for the level of protection…

Colour temperature and colour rendition

Colour temperature The colour temperature of light can greatly affect the ambience of a room. It can also affect our moods. Getting the colour temperature right is key to making your home relaxing and homely. The wrong colour temperature can affect our mood, wellbeing, sleep patterns, health and productiveness. An understanding of colour temperature can…