You might have just moved into your new place, or perhaps you want to create your own home cinema. Maybe you just want to add a hint of security at home. Whatever the reason, installing lighting at home can change the ambience of any room and provide a bit of life to your garden through the evening.
With endless opportunities and configurations, here is a guide on how you can use LED lighting throughout your home & media room, and how outdoor & garden lighting can really give your garden some character.
Indoor LED Lighting
Your home cinema doesn’t necessarily need to be complicated. You may not have the funds to have the latest and biggest television, surround sound speaker system or recliner chairs, and that’s okay. However, LED lighting for a media room can be created on any budget and can be added to over time.
LED strip lighting allows you to add a vibrant essence of colour to any room. They’re versatile, flexible and can change colour – with this comes personalisation. AMP Electrical are at the forefront of the market for domestic electrical installations and LED lighting is one of their many specialities.
Top 4 Cinema Room Lighting Ideas
The different types of home cinema lighting that you could gather inspiration from are:
Starlight ceilings offer a Rolls Royce effect to your space. The LED lighting provides a calming night sky essence whilst you’re watching your films, making family night with the kids spectacular and magical. Starlight ceiling installations can be very time-consuming to install, and very expensive depending on the size of the room, but it’s definitely worth considering.
Cove lighting is a strip light that surrounds the top edge of your room or goes around the cove. Using this form of lighting can provide an impression of height and it isn’t overpowering, so it wouldn’t affect any screens. Cove lighting would be a fantastic addition to your cinema room, study or gaming area.
Stair lighting is an absolute must if you have stairs in your cinema room. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, but it prevents guests from tripping over when walking up and down them.
LED spotlights provide the perfect lighting solution and, if installed with smart technology, you can control them through your phone or tablet to create the perfect cinema experience in the palm of your hand. LED spotlights can come in the form of different bulbs to cater for your needs, some with greater benefits than others.
The overall benefits of LED lighting in your home are that LED lighting generally consumes a lot less energy and power than other bulbs, depending on your average usage. Furthermore, LED lights are environmentally safe and don’t contain mercury in the bulb, as traditional lights do. LEDs boast improved safety due to their ability to emit barely any heat in comparison to traditional bulbs.
Another great way to create ambience in your cinema room is to add a neon light. You could add a neon sign saying “Cinema” or “Cinema Room”. Alternatively why not choose a custom sign to make it more personal. You could add your family name or even your favourite quote from a film in neon nights. It will add style and a personal touch to your cinema room.
Outdoor & Garden Lighting
Vibrant lighting doesn’t just have to be inside the home. With some consideration and creativity, lighting can truly make a world of difference to your garden area.
It doesn’t matter about the size of your garden; you can highlight your best bits with lighting. This could be around your decking, on the exterior of your home, or around a pool, perhaps. You can even have lighting that can be personalised and dimmable to create the ultimate ambience and atmosphere for hosting guests or dedicating time for yourself outside.
Not to mention, outdoor lighting can deter intruders, which isn’t always the initial thought when creating the vision of outdoor lighting. However, an illuminated garden makes it a lot easier to spot anyone scurrying around your property, and also provides fewer places to hide or be noticed. Pairing this with a security camera or sensor can really assist in the prevention of break-ins to your property.
Overall, it is absolutely worth exploring the possibility of adding LED and outdoor lighting to your property, and with a team of specialists such as AMP Electrical, you could get in touch and get started with your vision today.