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3 simple steps to help arrange bedroom lights for a good night's sleep

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3 simple steps to help arrange bedroom lights for a good night's sleep

To create your ideal bedroom, you will spend a lot of time choosing mattress good quality or one hugging pillow comfortable. But there is an equally important factor, which is the bedroom light. Let's go through 3 simple steps with Ru9 to help you arrange a reasonable night light for a good night's sleep.

Does the problem of bedroom lights need to be important?

Bedroom light is one of the important factors for your sleep. It helps to make the room user feel cozy and relaxed, thereby making it easier to fall asleep.

However, not everyone knows how to properly arrange bedroom lights. Most people when installing night lights only pay attention to the lighting function and aesthetics of the lamp.

This leads people to often overlook the effect of bedroom lights on sleep quality. A night light that is too intense or emits light with short wavelengths will be the cause of your sleep disturbance.

If you are planning to arrange a night light for your room, please pocket these three simple steps below from Ru9.

3 simple steps to arrange bedroom lights for a good night's sleep

Step one: Determine the size of your bedroom

Each room needs its own level of lighting depending on the size of the room. To understand why, you need to know two other important parameters of a light bulb besides watts: luminous flux and illuminance.

Luminous flux is the total amount of light you see from a given light source, denoted lumens. If you divide the luminous flux by the area of ​​the bedroom, you get the illuminance. The recommended illuminance for bedrooms is in the range of 100-200 lux.

With the above standard illuminance, you can calculate the appropriate luminous flux for your bedroom by multiplying the illuminance times the area of ​​the room. For example, if your bedroom has an area of ​​​​10 square meters, you will need a light bulb with a luminous flux of 1000-2000 lumens.

To facilitate the identification of lumens for each different bulb, Ru9 sends you the following summary:


Light bulb| Brightness

450 Lumen

800 Lumen

1100 Lumen

1600 Lumen

2600 Lumen

5800 Lumen

LED

6W

9-10W

13W

16-18W

24W

45W

CFL

8-9W

13-14W

18-19W

23W

40W

85W

Hair

40W

60W

75W

100W

150W

300W

Halogen

29W

43W

53W

72W

150W

300W

Source: alconlighting

Step two: Determine the color of the bedroom lights

After determining the area of ​​the room, the luminous flux and the illuminance of the light bulb, do not forget the color of the bedroom light. To determine the color of the bulb, we will rely on the Kevin color temperature (symbol: K).

The color of the bedroom lights should be warm to create a pleasant feeling

The color of the bedroom lights should be warm to create a pleasant feeling

Stay away from bulbs with blue light and 5000K or more. These colored lights will make it harder for you to fall asleep because your brain now produces less melatonin.

Choose bulbs with a warm yellow light instead. These colored bulbs will have a color temperature between 3500-2700K.

Step three: Determine the location to install the bedroom light

Once you've chosen the right bedroom light for you, next, install it in a position according to your own purposes:

  • General activities: General activities include cleaning bedroom, bed, mattress, blanket, sheet. The suitable installation location is the ceiling. Lights from this position will have the widest beam angle, light will fill the room, and importantly, you will avoid shading when performing the above tasks.
  • Activities that require focus: For those who need a little focus for activities like reading , do makeup or handle some light work, a lamp on either side of the bed is the ideal position. Because for these activities, the light needs to focus on a certain location instead of spreading like general tasks.
  • Relax: If you want to give the room a cozy and relaxing atmosphere to make it easier to fall asleep sleeping, the right place for this purpose is on the wall. In this position, the lamp is usually lowered to create a wider beam angle than the work light but narrower than the general task light. From there, your room is not too bright but just enough for you to feel most relaxed.

Some important notes when arranging bedroom lights

In addition to the three simple but important steps above, you need to keep in mind the following to arrange a reasonable bedroom light:

In terms of the number of bedroom lights, we should install many small wattage bulbs instead of one large wattage light bulb. Although a large capacity can save you money, in the long run it will affect your sleep.

Do not place too many or only ceiling lights because this will make those in the room look older and more uncomfortable, according to architect Jamie Bush.

Diverse bedroom light positions make the room look more spacious and balanced

Diverse bedroom light positions make the room look more spacious and balanced

In addition, according to architect Bush, the arrangement of bedroom lights in many places in your bedroom will make the space become more balanced and look more widely.

The bedroom lighting layout isn't just about the brightness of the bulb or its aesthetics. In order for your sleep to be unaffected by the light from your bedroom lights, you need to follow the steps above for best results.