When it comes to designing their wardrobes people often overlook the importance of installing the correct lighting. Having good lighting in your cupboards interior can make a huge difference as to how easily you can locate your clothes, whether or not you can tell what colour an item of clothing is and whether or not you can find anything in the dark corners at the back of your wardrobe.
In order to ensure that you choose the best possible lighting options to suit your wardrobe's lighting needs, here are some important factors you should consider when making the decision:
Choose the correct light bulbs
When installing lights in your cupboard, you need to decide on what type of light bulbs would best suit the space. When deciding on what type of lightbulb to use you will need to take into account the fact that certain light bulbs produce more heat which could ultimately damage your clothes. You can avoid this by opting for fluorescent or LED lights for your wardrobe as they produce less heat, while still giving off good light.
Colour temperature is also important for your cupboard lighting as the correct lighting will give you the best idea of what colour your clothes are. Clean, white light is the best colour for wardrobes, as warmer light may cause your clothes to appear yellow, while cooler lighting can produce an unflattering light. Fluorescent and LED lights also have the added benefit of being energy saving.
Choosing your light fixtures:
When installing lights into your wardrobe you need to decide what type of light fixtures you would like in your wardrobe. This is usually dependent on the type of wardrobe you have and how much space is available. There are many lighting options which work well in cupboards, such as flush mounts - which come in many shapes and sizes, take up less space and shine evenly down onto your clothes. Another option which can work well in a wardrobe is downlights, as these are installed in the ceiling and therefore take up no additional space.
When it comes to lighting your wardrobe cabinets or shelves you can look at getting under-cabinet lighting, to introduce light to those typically dark corner spaces.
Battery powered lights:
If you haven't installed lighting in your wardrobe and are unable to get an electrician in to do the wiring for electric lights, you can instead opt for installing battery-powered light fixtures. Battery-powered light fixtures can work very well in small wardrobe spaces and you can choose from a wide variety of battery powered light options, many of which are inexpensive and easy to install. You can even get motion-activated battery-powered lights.
It's important to remember to consult an electrician if you're looking to install lights into your cupboard, as you will need professional help to install the correct wiring, and an electrician would be able to advise you as to what light options would best suit the space you have available.
If you're looking for a custom wardrobe solution that makes the most of your space