Artificial lighting helps to create a certain atmosphere in the house and should not replace the natural light, but complete it adapted to the different functions of each room.

The different types of lighting:

* The lighting general, which illuminates the whole room through the wall lamps, the hanging lamps and chandeliers.

* L ‘ functional lighting , used to illuminate some areas of the room: a desk, a table, a mirror Basically, the lamp arm , adjustable table or reading.

* The ‘ special lighting that emphasizes a cabinet or a ‘ work of art : some lamps small and discreet are direct item you want to promote. The ruse: directing a beam of light from the bottom to the top gives a dramatic effect to the wall, especially if the light source is hidden behind a cabinet or a shelf.

The different types of bulbs :

* The most common types are incandescent bulbs . Very cheap, adapt to different media and in the market there are several shapes and colors. Know, however, that a part of ‘ electricity they consume it disperses into heat .

* The energy saving light bulbs are low. Although they are more expensive than incandescent bulbs, they consume 4 to 5 times less energy and have a lifespan of between 6 and 12 years .


* Cheap, fluorescent tubes are used mainly in the living room as the kitchen, bathroom or living room because, although last a long time , turn them on and turn them off frequently damaged. If you use this type of bulb must comply with certain safety standards .

* Halogen bulbs give off a white light and intense , very light but consume a lot of electricity. They have a life span greater than that of light bulbs incandescent but lower than that of the energy-saving bulbs .

* Halogen bulbs to energy saving are a variation of halogen bulbs. Like the others, spread a light similar to natural light but consume little electricity. Moreover, illuminate much more than traditional bulbs consume less electricity .

Use good lighting in the home :

The way in which available light sources in a room helps to create a certain atmosphere.

To create a calm and serene: To create a relaxing atmosphere, especially using the wall lights and table lamps . Use bulbs low voltage or colored and multiplies the sources of light. Avoid direct lighting, which tends to dazzle the eye. You can also use a lamp or a floor lamp with dimmer (dimmer).

To create a warm and welcoming: It is the atmosphere that you would expect to find in a living room or a dining room , where we meet for dinner or a drink with friends. A low-hanging lamp will create a large halo of light over a specific point: if the suspend above the table, will allow you and your guests to see what you are eating without being dazzled by a bright light. Decorate the rest of the room with bright objects, not to mention the lampshade and an abundance of light . Also make extensive use of candles , which give a feeling of intimacy.

For lighting practice: To see clearly is essential to have lighting main. Know that spotlights directed upwards make it more pleasant light, while in the bathroom the perfect solution to save space are the lamps on the wall. Regarding the kitchen, you can choose from a ceiling or hanging lamps. Do not forget to install the lights or lamps adjustable arm close to strategic points of each of these rooms: work plan, mirror, sink to cook or makeup more easily.

To make a larger room: The shadows make the room smaller. The ideal is to increase the number of light sources and to vary the heights : on the table, on top of a high cabinet, etc.

Good to know : If you use a Valaria you can choose the intensity of the light and then adapt it to the different activities of the day . All electrical installations must comply with the rules laid down by the CEI, especially in the bathroom, where any electrical equipment must be sealed watertight .