The Most Complete Guide To Choosing Lamps In Different Areas You Can’t Miss

When decorating a new home, buying lighting is an essential part of it.

In addition to paying attention to the price and shape of lamps, the color temperature and wattage of the bulbs are also very important selection criteria. Today, I summarize some tips when choosing lamps for your reference~

The wattage of bulbs in different rooms

1.Entrance Lamps

It is enough to install a 5W downlight/spotlight. If there is no ceiling, you can also install a surface mounted downlight; if you like a chandelier, you can also install one. The height from the ground is recommended to be 2~2.1, and 5W is also enough.

2.Living room Lamps

The living room is an area with frequent activities of family members. It is not only the activity center of the family, but also the place to entertain relatives and friends. It must be transparent and bright.

Therefore, the requirements for the wattage of the bulb are relatively high, and the wattage of the bulb is calculated according to 2.5~3W per square meter.

If a dining area or an open study room is set up in the living room, then these functional areas also need to add a targeted lighting.

3.Kitchen Lamps

In order to reduce the inconvenience and danger when cooking, the kitchen needs to have adequate lighting without leaving dark areas. Use chandeliers, ceiling lamps, or downlights, and calculate the wattage of the bulb according to 2.5~3W per square meter.

In addition, due to the large amount of water vapor and oil pollution in the kitchen, it is necessary to choose lamps that are easy to scrub, corrosion-resistant and oil-resistant to avoid smoke generated during long-term cooking and affect lighting, otherwise it will cause certain safety hazards. When wiping, clean with a dry cloth.

4.Toilet Lamps

If possible, you can design two buttons: one is a cool color light, and the other is a warm color light and the wattage is not very high. This prevents eye discomfort caused by the bright lights at night, and also drives away drowsiness. 12-16w lights are enough.

Because bathrooms and toilets are a space with humid internal air, it is best to choose lamps with good waterproof performance.

5.Adult bedroom Lamps

The lighting settings should be mainly soft, which can help people quickly enter a sleep state, and the wattage of the lights needs to be low.

If you have the habit of waking up at night, you can install a hidden light strip at the bottom of the cabinet and bed, so that you can see the light but not the light, so that it can illuminate the ground without disturbing your partner.

6.Children’s room Lamps

Children are in the developmental stage, their eyes are very sensitive to light, but they like to look at bright light sources very much, which is not good for the eyes; therefore, all light sources should be avoided as far as possible. The easiest way is to use a ceiling lamp, and then arrange a Eye protection desk lamps are fine.

7.Elderly room Lamps

Unlike children, elderly people need brighter lights to see clearly due to their aging eyesight. Therefore, it should be calculated according to 5~8W per square meter, or a higher standard.

If you can’t figure it out, it’s best to ask the old man’s opinion. If it’s not too bright, you have to buy a larger wattage.

The elderly room must be equipped with night lights, and the sensor light strips or sensor wall lights under the bed are very good.


Because the stairwell is special and runs through two floors, it is definitely not suitable to set the waiting room at the corner. It is recommended to do lighting along the steps, small wall lamps or light strips are all acceptable.

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