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Gardens serve many purposes, from providing a place to grow fresh fruits and vegetables, creating a boundary between areas, to simply offering a space to relax and enjoy the fresh air.
For most of us, the garden is a great place to sit in solitude and spend time outdoors, but it can also be a beautiful and inviting space for entertaining guests or spending time with family. As we entertain into the evening and dusk falls, the lighting in your garden can make or break the magic.
A lumen is a unit of measurement for light. We use lumens to measure the amount of light produced by a light source. For example, a 100-watt light bulb produces about 1,300-1,500 lumens.
Watts only measures the amount of energy used to produce light, not the amount of light emitted. Lumens are a helpful way to measure light because they consider the human eye’s response to light. With the advent of new technologies, manufacturers realise that comparing products in watts is not helpful. Product packaging is beginning to describe the lumen output alongside the traditional wattage values.
A well-decorated and pleasing room can significantly impact your mood and behaviour. People prefer aesthetically pleasing spaces and spend more time in them, making concentrating or relaxing easier. Aesthetically enjoyable rooms provide many benefits, such as reducing stress, improving productivity, and creating a comfortable atmosphere. Thankfully, their adaptability makes it easy to create aesthetic rooms with led lights.
The electrical system in your home comprises a series of cables that carry currents of electricity to different appliances and fixtures. Each cable has a voltage limit, with thicker wires generally carrying more voltage than thinner cables. Within each cable are three cores of copper wires coated with insulated plastic. These cores are wrapped together within the cable by another layer of rigid, insulated plastic.
When it comes to lighting, most people are used to the traditional way of estimating the appropriate light bulb in terms of wattage. On an incandescent bulb, 100W gave a very bright room, 60W was a general purpose bulb, and 40W was relatively dim, used mostly for reading lamps or accent lighting. However, with the new generation of light bulbs, we are asked to pay attention to lumens instead, as this helps to standardise how we compare the light output of different types of bulbs, regardless of their energy efficiency.