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Professional Secrets to Lighting Your Wardrobe

A walk-in wardrobe is a dream for many of us, but it’s not always possible to have a huge and luxurious space for storing our clothes and shoes. However, you can still make the most of your walk-in robe with clever storage design and, of course, the right lighting. At SeerLED, we know that it’s not just about storage planning or solutions; we want to work with you and your design team to ensure that your dream walk-in wardrobe is treated to the best that lighting can offer. In this blog post, we’ll be discussing the importance of lighting design for your walk-in wardrobe and how it can help you make the most of your storage space. 

Planning Your Walk-In Wardrobe 

When it comes to planning your walk-in wardrobe, you’re likely to spend a lot of time thinking about the layout, beautiful features, and dreaming of your perfect dressing room. However, often, we see these deeply personal spaces lit with cheap, glary downlights, which destroy the chance of enjoying a contemplative morning getting ready for the hustle and bustle of the day. So, what should your light look like? First things first - ask yourself the question - What do you want to see? It’s highly unlikely that you want to see your floor, so take a minute to think about what you’re storing and where. Then, imagine being able to turn on the lighting and see everything perfectly - the colours and textures of clothes and shoes. You should be able to walk over to a perfectly lit mirror and check out your outfit in perfect light that throws no shadows. It’s completely possible to make this a reality with the thoughtful location of light and the selection of the right quality for this difficult space. Unless you have an all-black wardrobe like me, you’re going to have colours in your clothing that you need to be able to see. One of the easiest ways to ensure you can see everything is to bring light to every shelf and rail in your robe. Just make sure that the light is at least CRI90 (that's the measurement of colour produced by a light source) so you can see the details. 

Where Should Light Fittings be Placed in Your Walk-In Wardrobe?

 The beauty of LED lighting is that you can use discreet fittings that give you the ability to direct the light where you need it. Imagine placing your lights down the centre of the room and then being able to angle the light into your storage space. Suddenly, you have the light everywhere that you need without being blinded by the light! You can also use a selection of different light fittings, with different outputs to create a range of moods. Sometimes, you may just want a little bit of light to see in the room and grab that pair of shoes you’re looking for. Other times, you’ll be hunting for a tie or a pair of socks that have cleverly tucked themselves into a corner of the cupboard, out of sight. You’ll want to be able to turn up your light then, so you can really see everything and hopefully spot that tiny item lurking in a corner. The other advantage of LED lighting is that it doesn’t create the sort of heat that we were used to with halogen and can be put very close to delicate items without causing any damage. So, if you have a centre console that displays your more exquisite items of clothing or jewellery, you can add light to that area without fear of damage over time. 

It is critical, as we mentioned before, that the quality of your light is carefully considered. Next time you’re in a quality clothing store, look around - the lighting will be carefully curated to bring those clothes to life - and inspire you to buy! So why not bring that same level of quality to your robe lighting and feel Let's talk more about tuneable white light. This technology allows you to adjust the colour temperature of your light, ranging from warm white to cool white. This is great for a walk-in wardrobe because you can adjust the colour temperature according to the time of day and the task you are doing. 

For example, in the morning, you might prefer a cooler white light to help wake you up and get you going for the day. In the evening, you might prefer a warmer white light to help you wind down and relax. With tuneable white light, you can have the best of both worlds. But keep in mind that not all LED lights are created equal. Cheap LED lights may flicker or produce a harsh, unnatural light. It's important to choose high-quality LED lights that are flicker-free and have a high colour rendering index (CRI) for the best colour accuracy. In addition to the type of LED light, the placement of the lights is also important in a walk-in wardrobe.

The goal is to provide even lighting without any harsh shadows or hotspots. This can be achieved by placing LED lights in strategic locations, such as down the centre of the room and under shelves and cabinets. Another factor to consider is the type of light switch you use. A simple on/off switch may not be the best choice for a walk-in wardrobe. Instead, consider using a dimmer switch or a motion sensor switch to provide just the right amount of light when you need it.

 In conclusion, a walk-in wardrobe can be a beautiful and functional space with the right lighting. By choosing high-quality LED lights, strategically placing them, and using the right type of switch, you can create a space that is both practical and aesthetically pleasing. So go ahead and dream big – with the right lighting, anything is possible! 

Please note that certain images used to showcase designs and explanations have been obtained from third-party sources. 

SeerLED does not assert ownership of these images and has utilised them solely as an illustration please contact us if want these removed or credited.


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