The best lighting for every room in your home.
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Soft lighting in the bedroom
We’ve all heard how blue lighting affects our sleep. It’s why they tell us to avoid looking at our phones and computer and television screens when we’re winding down for bed. Not surprisingly, the brightness and color temperature of your room’s lights can also affect how quickly you fall asleep.
To counterbalance insomnia-inducing blue light, choose soft white bulbs. This color temperature range emits a warm and yellow glow, often creating a cozy effect. When you want your bedroom – or any other room in your home, for that matter – to feel like a sanctuary, soft white is the way to go.
Bright lighting in the garage
On the flip side of soft bedroom lighting is bright white bulbs in the garage. The color range here is between white and blue, perfect for work spaces where you need more energy and focus. The same generally goes for kitchen and home office lighting.
Dimmable lighting in the dining room
We love dimmable lighting for its versatility. Need more light to do homework at the dining room table? Turn it up. Want something more relaxing for an intimate meal a few hours later? Just dial it down. At a time when multifunctional spaces are practically a necessity, dimmable lighting can help trick your mind into thinking you’ve walked into an entirely different room.
Motion-activated lights outside
A well-lit home can give your security a much-needed boost. Outdoor lighting can deter potential thieves by illuminating dark corners where they would hide and by literally shining a light on them when they approach your doors or windows.
Smart lighting in the entryway
To be honest, you can’t really go wrong with putting smart lighting anywhere in your house, but we chose the entryway for two reasons. First, the foyer is one of the most overlooked areas during remodels and design upgrades. We think it’s time they got a little love. Second, a well-lit entryway might be exactly what you need to improve your home’s security and safety.
With smart lighting, you don’t have to worry about who might be lurking behind the closed the door, stumble on tripping hazards or try to hit the switch with your elbow. Program your smart light to turn on at a certain time, like at dusk or by 7 p.m. if that’s when you normally get home, or use an app to light things up before you even get out of the car. Even better, try an integration like the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt and compatible Leviton lighting. By pairing these smart devices and controlling events through the My Leviton App, you can create a routine so that entering your access code at the lock automatically triggers designated lights to come on. Imagine just how much more welcome and comfortable you’ll feel before you even set foot in the house.
Looking for another way to improve your home’s security with indoor lighting? Try the Leviton Away Mode with your Schlage Encode lock. This feature triggers a routine so that when you lock your door on the way out, Leviton lighting will randomly turn on and off throughout the day to make your home look occupied, another great way to deter burglars.
Find more ways to make your home feel more welcoming and improve your security at the Schlage blog. You can also learn about other devices compatible with the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt on our Works With page.