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Oyster lights, also known as flush mount ceiling lights, provides exceptional light coverage from a single source. This type of lighting fixture sits either flush or semi-flush to the ceiling seamlessly blending in with homes with low ceilings, creating an impression of a bigger living space. Oyster lights are so versatile, it’s commonly placed in living rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms. Installation is easy and comes in three shapes – square, rectangular and round with available choice of standard globes or energy efficient LED globes. You can select from clear glass, frosted glass, crystals and oak oyster lights to match your décor. Below are some tips in choosing the right oyster lights for your living spaces:
Fluorescent VS LEDs
Fluorescent technology started more than 100 years and commonly used in the last decades due to its high efficiency method of providing light across a large space. In recent years LEDs made significant leap and bounds when comes efficiency improvements in comparison to fluorescents. LEDs have much a longer lifespan than any other lighting technology as of current time. It can last 50,000 to 100,000 hours, which is 5 to 10 times more than fluorescent, only lasts up to 10,000 hours. The downside is the costs, its relatively expensive than other alternatives.
Mood lighting is important as it allows you to create an atmosphere within a room based on the adjustment of the light intensity. Researchers have found both positive and negative emotions can be enhance by brighter lighting, while lower lighting can either dampen the mood or making it cosy. It is recommended to choose a dimmable oyster with extra brightness.
The measure of brightness of a light source is known as the luminous flux. Selecting the correct luminous flux (lumen output) for a room is important because it can affect the mood of a room. As a general rule, large living area it is recommended to have your LED oyster light from 2500 lumen to 3000, which is approximately 30-40 watt. While a small room of 3mx3m, the recommended output is around 1500, which is approximately 15-20 watt.
Brands You Can Trust
Nowadays LED are primarily integrated into oyster lights for efficiency, this means it is unchangeable with a globe and you require to replace the entire fitting once it dies. So it’s always best to stick to superior brands that will lasts otherwise you will be wasting money due to the cost of electrician needed to replace it. At the same time the oyster light may not be available to match with the existing ones. Keep away from cheap brands retailers and always purchase trusted high-quality brands such as – Atom Lighting, Brilliant Lighting, Cetram, CLA Lighting, Cougar Lighting, Domus Lighting and Mercator.
Kelvin is the measurement unit of a colour light, from reddish orange for low temperature (2000K-3000K) to whitish blue for high temperature (4600K-6500K). There are three known colour temperature to date – warm white (2000K to 3000K), cool white (3100K to 4500K) and daylight (4600K to 6500K). Warm white light are suitable if you want your surroundings to be cosy and inviting. Cool white light are bright, vibrant and popular in work environment. Daylight light are crisp, invigorating and commonly used as task lighting. In most living space people select a brighter white colour for their oyster lights to prevent shadowing and any dark corners when the oyster light is lit. You can always adjust the brightness with a dimmer provided the oyster light is dimmable.