As a homeowner or building manager, you'll know the benefits of great lighting design in the areas in which the most time is spent. It's almost certain that you've paid a great deal of attention to the lighting of your living room, kitchen and bedroom, as it's in these areas that quality illumination is essential. After all, no one wants to watch television in a desolate gloom, cook up a storm in a dark cave, or make the bed in what seems like the dead of night.
The corridor of uncertainty
Why, then, do we pay so little attention to the pathways that connect these rooms? That's right – hallways and corridors. The lighting of these areas is almost always an afterthought, so much so that they can become distinctly murky, even before night has fallen. An article in Electronic House puts it this way: Say that you wake up in the dead of night needing to go to the toilet. You get out of bed, blindly fumbling for a light switch, before stubbing your toe in the most painful manner possible on a chair that you sure wasn't there before. Imagine how much harder it is for visitors that don't have a clue where they are going!
It's a sad fact of life that hallways and corridors are often the darkest parts of the home, when in reality, they probably should be among the most illuminated of all. Usually without windows or any natural light coming in, our corridors and hallways need quality lighting more than anything. Of course, there's no sense in having glaring lights on during all hours on the off-chance that you'll need to get up during the night, so what are you to do?
It's a sad fact of life that hallways and corridors are often the darkest parts of the home.
Light the way
The answer is pretty simple. At Aesthetic Lighting Solutions, we offer a range of options that are designed specifically to light your hallway when you need it most. For example, there are light switches that come complete with motion sensors, meaning that they will flash on as soon as a bleary-eyed person looking for the bathroom enters. Another option is to invest in some ceiling-recessed LEDs, which can guide you to where you need to be even in the darkest parts of house, in the simplest (and most stylish!) way possible. There are even lighting control systems, such as Rapix, that can control the functions of all lights within your home from a central hub. Your tablet and smartphone can act as a portable light switch, wherever you are in the house.
You'll never have to stub your toe again, so be sure to get in touch with Aesthetic Lighting Solutions to find out more.