We all know the feeling: waking up on a work day, stepping into the closet and thinking “What am I going to wear today?” At times it feels as though we have nothing to wear, other times it feels as though we have too many options. One way to make our mornings better is to brighten up one of the least thought of rooms in our homes: the closet! Believe it or not, LED lighting can change the way your clothes look and last over time, and can help brighten your closet space to make waking up easier every day.
While upgrading closet lighting may not be at the top of your priority list, there are a variety of reasons for moving it up a few notches. Closets are home to what we wear out into the world every day, putting our best foot forward. That can be hard to do if your clothes are beginning to fade from light exposure. Closet lighting such as incandescent or fluorescent bulbs gives off UV rays. These rays cause discoloration to some of your favorite pieces and shorten their lifespan. Investing in LED lighting will not only make your closet appear larger by reducing shadows and offering brighter light, but they are significantly better for your clothes’ longevity!
Whether you are looking to switch out your old bulbs for LEDs or revamp your walk-in closet lighting design, we have a few tips and tricks to help!
Many closets are installed with one overhead light, usually centered in the space. Track lighting throughout homes has become increasingly popular, including in larger walk-in closets. They alleviate the issues of shadows and dark corners that a single overhead bulb can create, as well as the versatility to shift the lighting when needed. LED track lighting is a great way to brighten up your closet space so every clothing item and accessory is well-lit and easy to find.
Another modern LED feature to think about installing in your closet is a motion sensor. Closet lights are easy to forget and leave on throughout the day, pointlessly wasting energy. Motion sensors are a great way to reduce your energy usage while creating a closet oasis!
A unique and underutilized LED light is the strip light. If you have a built-in wardrobe and racks in your closet for shoes, handbags, clothes, etc, LED strip lights placed in these alcoves can add extra illumination to these darker, pocketed areas. They shine a light on your clothing, as well as making your closet feel like a high-end shop!
You can find all of your LED closet lighting needs at Sitler’s. Just because the closet isn’t the main showstopper in your home doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve the best lighting on the market. Give us a call at (319)-519-0039 to get started!
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