A child’s room should not only be original and perfect in terms of aesthetics. It should also be practical and functional. In this regard, it is worth mentioning that apart from furniture, light also plays a big role. Even an adult, let alone a child, cannot be without it. And when there is not so much sunlight during the day, the artificial one comes into play. That’s when the beginner naturally starts to flounder, as choosing the right one can be tricky.
When implementing a children’s room, we think about design, functionality, safety. But suitable lighting is no less important. Children spend a lot of time in the room, reading, writing, learning and they need very well chosen lighting for these activities. In this article, we will focus on children’s ceiling lights and how to choose them so that they are not only beautiful to look at, but also, and most importantly, light the room sufficiently.
Don’t underestimate your choice of light fixture for your child’s room
Poor light in a child’s room is not just an aesthetic flaw. A child’s eyesight is developing. Poor lighting can cause it to deteriorate. A child’s room is not a dark dungeon. Appropriate lighting should definitely be on the priority list. Design is certainly important as well, but if a cute light fixture shines at most like a larger flashlight, leave it in the store and look for another one.
What to look for when choosing lighting for a child’s room
A high-quality light fixture illuminates the entire room naturally. There are several types of light fixtures, but not all are suitable for a child’s room.
Lamps are best suited to a child’s room:
- Hanging – the most popular children’s lights
- On a rail or cable system – they can be positioned freely, so they adapt perfectly to the interior of the room and no corner remains dark
The choice of children’s chandeliers is very wide. Nowadays, you can easily find very original design pieces that also perfectly illuminate the whole room. It kills two birds with one stone.
A simple rule for choosing a light source
Whether you choose an LED or a conventional bulb is up to you. The important thing is that the light source has sufficient intensity. How do you know? Quite simply. Just remember that there are 100 lumens per m². So if your room is 10 m², you will need at least 1000 lumens. That’s equivalent to an LED bulb with a wattage of around 13 W and a conventional bulb with a wattage of 75 W.