While planning and designing your child's room lighting needs, there are safety issues to consider first. The safest kinds of lighting fixtures to use in your child's room are central ceiling fixtures, child wall lights and track lighting. The advantage here is that these types of fixtures won't get damaged if your kids start playing around the room. Try to keep any light sources out of your child's reach is always a good way to prevent light burns. In any case if you can't avoid it then any light that their little hands can reach should preferably be fitted with compact fluorescent bulbs which are cool to touch Use track lighting or wall lights instead of table lamps since they always get knocked over and believe us, always us. When installing electrical wall socket, see that there are no loose cords hanging around and cover the empty sockets to ensure prying fingers can't put it inside. Also avoid low pendant lights. They can be a hazard during pillow fights or when jumping on the bed.
Before hitting the closest lighting retail outlet in search of the perfect child lamp or ceiling light fixture for your child's bedroom you need to first become familiar with the basic concepts of effective lighting. In any kid room you need to consider ambient, task and accent lighting.
If your child likes to read in bed consider an adjustable child lamp near her bedpost. What better way to encourage your children to wind down their day than to read? Reading will become more appealing to your child if you make the experience as comfortable as possible. If you wish to place a child lamp next to the bed make sure it lines up with your child's shoulder when she's sitting up ready to read. Lighting that comes from behind her shoulder and slightly to the side will be the best for her eyes.
Accent lighting should be ideally situated to add to the room's comfort level. It is purely decorative in nature and can be used to highlight treasured accessories. In an infant nursery situation lighting is just as valuable to the parents as it is to the newborn. Since you'll be spending a considerable amount of time in your baby's room it's important that you have an effective ceiling light fixture as well as a decorative child lamp or two that gives off sufficient light. Such light is important when it comes to changing your baby or reading stories.
Mini Chandeliers. Decadent and affordable, mini chandeliers provide enough ambient lighting for most children's rooms. These are sure to transform any little girl's bedroom into a princess chamber, and make your child feel extra special. For an extra girly look, try a mini chandelier with crystal or floral accents.
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