Lighting has a significant impact on human emotions and moods.  

The first thing we need to know is that we can divide lighting into two categories: artificial, and natural.

Artificial light sources are those that we use to illuminate our homes, such as electric light bulbs, candles, and gas lamps. Natural light sources include sunlight and moonlight (which is reflected sunlight). 


Tips to know before changing up your light  

You know that you should change your light bulbs, but do you have any idea what the best light bulb for your home is?

There are plenty of options out there, so how can you be sure about which one to buy?

There are a few things to keep in mind before deciding on which light bulb will fit your needs.

First off, consider the type of lighting that you want. Is this for your living room or outside?

Does it need to do double duty as both a decorative piece and an efficient source of illumination?

Do you need something that’s dimmable or inexhaustible?

The changing of the seasons is a natural cycle that we all experience. The cool, crisp, and shorter days of winter are gradually replaced by the warmth and longer days of summer. It is often difficult for people to maintain the same level of energy and mood as the temperature outside changes. For this reason, many people enjoy using different types of lighting to help them stay energized and refreshed during these changes.

Lighting can be used in many ways to help you enjoy your home during these seasonal changes. Whether it’s adding a lamp to your living room or hanging lanterns outside your house, there are plenty of things you can do!

With the cold season fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about decorating your home for the holidays. We’ve found some great ways to make your winter lights decoration look great. The only thing that separates these ideas from each other is the style and design of the decorative lights, so take a look below and decide which one will work the best for you.

1. Starry String Lights 

The first idea is to purchase some starry string lights. These lights will come with a variety of different shaped and sized stars on them and they will also include a few twinkly stars too. One of the benefits of these lights is that they tend to be small and compact and therefore can be placed on your porch or outside your house without taking up too much space. 

2. Clear glass jar

Clear glass jars are a popular choice because they are great for adding natural light to an area without getting too bright. Fill the jar with water and place the light inside. Add some glitter for a more festive feel.

3. Warm candles

Warm candles are another popular choice because they are cheap, easy to make, and provide a warm glow. You can also use them to make your home smell nice. Try different scents for nice aroma.

4. Use solar powered lights

Solar powered lights are much cheaper to run than other forms of lighting and because they are powered by the sun, you don’t need to pay the extra cost to have an outlet in your yard to plug them in. All you need is a sunny day and a place in the yard with a lot of sunlight.

5. Use different shaped/colored lights

This is a great idea because it will allow you to change up the look of your decoration and make it more interesting. Investing in different shaped and colored lights can be a little more expensive, but it will pay off in the end.

6. Use lights that blink

The color and pattern of the lights can make or break a scene. By using blinking lights, you can create a dazzling effect that will captivate

7. Advent Candles

Advent candles are an excellent way to decorate your home in the winter season. All you need is a tree with some branches on it, some candles, and some lights.

You can hang the candles from the tree branches with the lights on them, or you can put them on some branches on the ground. You can also simply light them up in a row on the ground. Advent candles are great because they are tall and give off a lot of light

8. Use LED lights

LED lights are great for winter lights decoration because they can last up to 50,000 hours. When it comes to winter lights decoration, you want the lights to last for days and days so LED lights are your best choice. 

3 Ways To Save Energy With The Winter Lights You Already Have

1) Use natural light.
2) Time your use for optimal lighting levels.
3) Consider a low-energy bulb for areas that don’t need a lot of light.

Create a schedule: The best way to save energy with the lights you already have is to create a schedule for your lights. Scheduling your lights means that you turn them off when they are not needed, such as at night or when nobody is at home. You can also use timers, motion sensors, and switches to make it easier and more automatic for you and your family members.

Replace: If you’ve had the same light fixture for years and it’s still working, but not as well as it should, then it might be time to replace it. For example, there are compact fluorescent bulbs that provide up to 60% more light than an incandescent bulb.

Matson Electrical’s can help you get ready for this winter with the perfect lighting solution which will help you lighten up your home while keeping the efficiency and budget in mind.