Is your home feeling a bit drab, or worse, a little outdated? Are you looking to change up your living space into something more modern and trendy?
Integrated lighting is rising in popularity, especially as more people want to move to LEDs, which are much more energy-efficient. This saves you money in the long run.
So, if you’re looking to know more about how integrated lighting can brighten up your room, keep reading.
What Is an Integrated LED Light?
Integrated lighting refers to a light fixture that has the LED lights built into the product itself. Examples of this would be spotlights, overhead lamps, and chandeliers.
Integrated lighting often comes with additional perks, like customizing your lighting further to invoke different moods throughout your home. They can also sometimes be connected to a smart device from which you can control the lighting to your desire.
Are There Downsides to Integrated Lighting?
Ultimately there are one or two downsides to integrated lighting. The main drawback is that typically once the LED bulb has burnt out, the whole unit will most likely need to be replaced. This is because the bulbs are connected to circuit boards and the like which enable you to be able to tweak the settings.
In most cases, it’s not possible to change an integrated LED bulb. Another drawback is if you want to upgrade at a later stage, you will also need to replace the whole integrated lighting fixture.
What Is the Lifespan of Integrated LED Lighting?
There is an old adage, “how long is a piece of string?”. That saying applies here in a way. The lifespan of your integrated lighting will depend on how much you use it.
For example, if you have installed integrated LED lights into your bathroom, it probably won’t get as much use as, say, integrated lighting in your living room or kitchen. This means the bathroom lights will last longer than the ones in your kitchen or bathroom.
Installing Integrated LED Light Fixtures
Typically, integrated LED lighting is “plug and play” so you can usually just mount it and it will work. This is because, as we discussed before, the lighting is built into the unit itself.
However, this does mean that repairing them will prove to be complicated (but not always impossible).
Styles of Integrated Lighting
With integrated lighting becoming so popular, more manufacturers are coming up with newer and better ways to display LED lights, for example, a mirror with integrated lighting can be very handy for when you need to apply makeup.
They truly can come in a vast array of designs, from regular circular light fixtures to LED track lighting which can illuminate the base of your stairs or under overhead cabinets to light your countertop.
Create Your Mood With Integrated Lighting
Saving money is always a goal we humans aspire to, and one way to do that is to move to LED lighting. No longer do lights have to be traditional and boring; now we can bring drama and emotion to our home with just the correct integrated lighting.
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