Closet lighting, as minimal and unworthy as it may sound, is probably one of the essential things that need to be added or included into a closet if the closet size is bigger or larger than most of the average ones. The significance can very easily be described as better lighting directly relates to stuff easily being found, a better aesthetic to the entire room, and a more professional vibe to the furnishing. While some closets have surface built lights, some still run the old fashion route and have a “pull-plug” lighting system involved, where a bulb is bulging out into the closet room. As mediocre as this sounds, such a lighting system (extending or protruding) might be extremely dangerous to not just you, to the entire closet, and very possibly even the house. To avoid any safety incidents, it is recommended that people learn the very basics of having a closet light installed so that the experience and service, including the ambience, is just as enjoyable as it is safe. However, if the need so arises that the bulb is installed needs to be protruding outwards, it needs to be a minimum six inches away from the items kept in the closet. There are many more facts that are needed to be checked before installing one, and here’s what you need to know about them.
The good, the bad, the ugly
Going for halogen bulbs is a big no if you were thinking of choosing that route. It is a type of incandescent light which is made up of a mixture of gases. While the energy and light output of such a bulb is definitely high, they get extremely hot in the process which makes them extremely volatile in certain situations like installing them in a closed encounter or a closet. Using CFL bulbs or LEDs instead of halogen receptive bulbs is extremely recommended, as they not only save a ton of energy, they are incredibly safe while producing just enough light that’s suitable for any closet. Finding the best closet lighting can be a very time consuming and frivolous job, but with the right direction and the right knowledge, a lot can be sorted down to just personal preference regarding the lighting color, shape, size, and type. Furthermore, you can either install the lighting on your own or get the help of a professional.