Lighting is the one, single most critical means of altering the mood of any room. Therefore, it
stands to reason that if you enhance the lighting and appearance of your house, its value will also rise. Discount
lighting enhances any decor. However, you do not have to use expensive lighting, budget or discount lighting is
just as good in most cases.
There are thousands of kinds of lighting, at least one of which will suit the type of decor that you have.
Lighting is best kept subtle. Up lighting, down lighting and back lighting are tremendous ways of lighting up
objects in a room. The days of a single pendant lamp hanging from a rose in the centre of the ceiling are long gone
so if you do have to have one, at least put a dimmer on it.
Using many lights instead of one strong light does not have to be more expensive. In general, the one powerful
light was a 100 watt bulb, so you could have four 20 watt wall lights and still save 20% on electricity. Or you
could use one 40 watt bulb in a standard floor lamp or table lamp for reading or working and save 60% on your
Besides the savings, a wrought iron floor or table lamp is far more beautiful that a hanging light. How about
candelabra? You could make use of candelabra to stunning effect, whether you use candles in them or small light
Candles have made a big return too. Many people use candles for subsidiary or even back-up lighting and
candelabra are one of the hottest latest trends. Interior designers are snapping them up antique shops and painting
them bright colours. You can see them in the photographs of the houses of many celebrities. A lot of people use
candelabra in conjunction with aromatherapy too.
Another aspect of lighting is security. A well-lit house is less likely to be burgled than a dingy house.
Outside lighting can also play a major role in security measures. External lighting that is controlled by movement
or heating sensors to switch them on are the best means of discouraging burglars.
External discount lighting is the best deterrent, but it can also be beautiful. Back or up lighting on a water
fall, a pond or a striking arrangement of plants or bushes is stunning in the dark. Spotlights have a role to play
in lighting up garden plants as well.
If you want to give your fish free, organic meat to eat, put a floodlight or even an ultraviolet light at the
pond side. If you switch it on for a few hours after dusk, hundreds of flies, moths and mosquitoes will be
attracted to it and fall into the water, where your fish will be waiting for them.
You can have a lot of fun with discount lighting and the possibilities are endless. Both indoor and outdoor
lighting can increase the beauty of your home and garden, but they also have functional uses: they permit you to
see what you are doing and what other people are doing, which is why they are a good deterrent. Good discount
lighting also makes anyone living alone feel more secure.