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Lighting: Design Tips & Tricks

Learn more about how to select the perfect colour temperature for your next bulbs and lighting options, as well as helpful tricks for you to know when light layering.


Choosing a Colour Temperature

When selecting your bulb, consider your light's surrounding interior space and purpose. Warmer colour temperature adds mood and atmosphere - often suited to living rooms, bedrooms and kitchens. For functional rooms where illumination is vital for carrying out tasks, like a bathroom or study, consider natural, cool white colour temperature. Daylight White is the approximate colour of a sunny day, hence indoor use can appear harsh, so it is only recommended for use in garages or for task lighting in studies.

Choosing a Colour Temperature

When selecting your bulb, consider your light's surrounding interior space and purpose. Warmer colour temperature adds mood and atmosphere - often suited to living rooms, bedrooms and kitchens. For functional rooms where illumination is vital for carrying out tasks, like a bathroom or study, consider natural, cool white colour temperature. Daylight White is the approximate colour of a sunny day, hence indoor use can appear harsh, so it is only recommended for use in garages or for task lighting in studies.

Choosing a Colour Temperature

When selecting your bulb, consider your light's surrounding interior space and purpose. Warmer colour temperature adds mood and atmosphere - often suited to living rooms, bedrooms and kitchens. For functional rooms where illumination is vital for carrying out tasks, like a bathroom or study, consider natural, cool white colour temperature. Daylight White is the approximate colour of a sunny day, hence indoor use can appear harsh, so it is only recommended for use in garages or for task lighting in studies.


Light Layering

Light layering is the use of multiple lighting types to create a well-lit and balanced space. The following light types work well when wanting to achieve a strong light layered effect.


Ambient Lighting

The first layer of lighting is Ambient Lighting or sometimes referred to as "general lighting". It is employed to provide overall illumination to the room and sets the tone of the room. Fixtures that provide ambient lighting are typically overhead fixtures such as downlights and ceiling lights that disperse light widely.

Ambient Lighting

The first layer of lighting is Ambient Lighting or sometimes referred to as "general lighting". It is employed to provide overall illumination to the room and sets the tone of the room. Fixtures that provide ambient lighting are typically overhead fixtures such as downlights and ceiling lights that disperse light widely.

Ambient Lighting

The first layer of lighting is Ambient Lighting or sometimes referred to as "general lighting". It is employed to provide overall illumination to the room and sets the tone of the room. Fixtures that provide ambient lighting are typically overhead fixtures such as downlights and ceiling lights that disperse light widely.


Accent Lighting

The second layer of lighting is Accent lighting, it is decoratively used to create a visual focal point or highlight unique architectural features, artwork or wall decor in the home. Secondary lighting is most effective when it is 3x as bright as the surrounding space. Typical accent lights would be pendants, wall lights, spotlights and strip lights (such as our under cabinet lights). Shop the Telbix Bally Pendant light here.

Accent Lighting

The second layer of lighting is Accent lighting, it is decoratively used to create a visual focal point or highlight unique architectural features, artwork or wall decor in the home. Secondary lighting is most effective when it is 3x as bright as the surrounding space. Typical accent lights would be pendants, wall lights, spotlights and strip lights (such as our under cabinet lights). Shop the Telbix Bally Pendant light here.


Task Lighting

The final layer of lighting is task lighting, which provides illumination to remove shadows and provide adequate illumination to perform specific tasks. Typical task lighting would be vanity lights, wall lights, under-cabinet lights, pendants, desk and floor lamps. Shop the Domus Line Flexyled Striplight here. 

Task Lighting

The final layer of lighting is task lighting, which provides illumination to remove shadows and provide adequate illumination to perform specific tasks. Typical task lighting would be vanity lights, wall lights, under-cabinet lights, pendants, desk and floor lamps. Shop the Domus Line Flexyled Striplight here. 

Task Lighting

The final layer of lighting is task lighting, which provides illumination to remove shadows and provide adequate illumination to perform specific tasks. Typical task lighting would be vanity lights, wall lights, under-cabinet lights, pendants, desk and floor lamps. Shop the Domus Line Flexyled Striplight here. 


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