What’s the Bright Idea?


The CNET Light bulb buying guide at https://www.cnet.com/news/light-bulb-buying-guide/ gives great information on lighting options to buy; however, we should take note on what effect lighting exposure has on our homes and physical well being. From what I have experienced, older lighting with ultra-violet (UV) radiation turned my white trim and fixtures light yellow in my rooms that received no natural light. Most everyone knows lighting disrupts sleep patterns; therefore, always sleep in the dark and wean your kids off night lights asap!

Nonetheless, during a recent remodel, a smart electrician pointed out numerous instances of fading in my fixtures and trim and recommended I change to “clean light” or LEDs in all my can lights. I instantly saw the difference in brightness but was most amazed by the change in colors the room now displayed due to the new LED lights. For example on a remodeled room, the old lighting made my new gray carpet look brown which didn’t match the color scheme I was looking for. After installing the LED lights, the brown carpet magically turned gray again!

In other rooms with natural light, I already knew this would fade my furniture over time, so I installed 3M glare-reducing static cling film to reduce future fading. My first set of furniture had faded in a period of about 4-5 years. However, my second set of replacement furniture has not faded in over the past 5 years (even though it’s not Halloween, I’ll keep my fingers crossed!) Good luck with your lighting and always continually strive for new bright ideas!

Published by Agent Mulder

Our team provides property information for investors and future real estate owners to increase personal wealth, create noteworthy, tangible and measurable improvements to the Bluegrass community through rehabilitation & property improvement.

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