As an avid gem collector, lighting plays a big part in showcasing my collection. (Such as the picture above, it is a small cluster of Amethyst that was taken under a small strobe light!). Thats why i have gathered some ideas to light up your gem world! Here are some lighting fixtures that i use and/pr recommend to you. Just a side not, an electrician can decide whether to give a building good looks by doing proper lighting or to portray the building’s work as shoddy by doing an improper job especially in terms of lighting. I am not a professional but i would like to give some insight to you. it is for this reason that you are advised to look for a professional electrician so that your house can be pleasant to look at in terms of its lighting layout. In this article, we will look to share with your ideas that may brighten up your collection for a very long time to come.
What are the factors to be considered before lighting your collection?
Everything has a plan and all the good buildings that you were probably planned by various people. In electricity and lighting, there are plans too. There is a layout that is followed before the final outcome is arrived at. Some of the things to be considered are discussed below;
Number of ordinary electrical outlets needed
A professional electrician should be able to figure out the number of electrical outlets needed in any building that he is dealing with. There should not be so many outlets though.
This is also another great factor that must be considered. For settings, the outlets are set lower as compared to those of workshops. It is important to figure out the desired heights before the actual installations.
Creating separate overload
Overhead lights are best wired separately from the wall outlets circuits. This is done to ensure that there is no power overload and in the case where an appliance trips a breaker, the lights will continue lighting. Clear labeling of the switches is also encouraged for the proper distinction of the voltage requirements.
What are some of the lighting ideas available?
There are many ideas of lighting that can be employed to suit your house. The type of lighting you install will not only depend on your desires and wishes but also the amount you are willing to spend on the same. Some ideas are discussed below;
Under cabinet lighting
This is an idea that can be employed for lighting your kitchen. With this type of lighting, the bulbs are placed underneath the shelves so that a certain area is well illuminated. With a good professional electrician, you can achieve this perfectly to suit any design of your kitchen.
This is another idea that you can adopt. With this type of lighting, you can use flood bulbs to illuminate bigger areas and you can use spot bulbs to concentrate on a smaller region in your house like the pavement. The main advantage of using this type of lighting is individual lights can be redirected to anywhere. This suits you better if you like to rearrange stuff in your house regularly.
Use of fluorescent bulbs
This is another idea that can be explored especially if you are looking to spend less. Aside from being a good choice for overhead lighting, they consume less energy and they are easier to install.
There are various lighting ideas that can be explored as discussed above. The type of design you adopt however will depend on the money you have to spend for that purpose. Some are inexpensive while others are. Another factor that will determine your choice is the design of your house. But either way, there can be always a lighting idea that fits your house.