The choice of indoor lamps and lanterns What kind of lamps are good for home decoration

What kind of lights are good for home decoration? There are many types of lamps on the market, with different materials, sizes, number of light sources, etc. The correct choice of home lighting depends not only on the type of lamp, but also on the space. Choose suitable lamps for the home and create a different kind of space. Atmosphere.

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Purchasing principles of household lamps

Function principle: general lighting needs to use general illuminance, but for artworks, entrances, etc., use key lighting.

The principle of simplicity: lighting in the room should be the finishing touch.

Convenience principle: When choosing a lamp, you must consider the convenience of replacing the bulb.

Energy-saving principles: energy-saving lamps save electricity, have good illumination, and do not emit too much heat. Multi-head lamps are suitable for use.

Safety principle: Be sure to choose lamps from regular manufacturers. Water-proof lamps and lanterns should be used in bathrooms and kitchens with high humidity.

Space principle: different styles and lighting levels should be installed in rooms with different functions.

Coordination principle: multiple lamps in the same room should maintain color coordination or style coordination.

Tone principle: Follow the principle of giving priority to warm colors and supplementing cool colors to create a warm and comfortable home atmosphere.

Home space lighting options


Demand: bright and comfortable

Hue: warm color as main, cool color as supplement

Lamps and lanterns: ceiling lamps, small chandeliers, spotlights, downlights, light strips

living room

Requirements: Atmosphere and sufficient light

Hue: warm color as main, cool color as supplement

Lamps and lanterns: chandeliers, ceiling lamps, down lamps, floor lamps, wall lamps


Demand: quiet, soft and warm

Hue: warm color

Lamps and lanterns: ceiling lamps, small chandeliers, bedside lamps, table lamps, wall lamps, floor lamps, dressing table lamp sets, test mirror lamp sets

Dinning room

Demand: good color rendering, arouse appetite

Hue: warm color as main, cool color as supplement

Lamps and lanterns: small chandeliers, ceiling lamps, downlights, wall lamps


Requirements: good color rendering, moisture-proof and easy to clean

Hue: warm color as main, cool color as supplement

Lamps and lanterns: flat ceiling lamp, local spotlight group, open kitchen small chandeliers


Requirements: waterproof, soft

Hue: warm color

Lamps and lanterns: ceiling lamp, wash shelf lamp group, wall lamp, down lamp, mirror lamp


Needs: bright, soft, refreshing

Hue: cool color as main, warm color as supplement

Lamps and lanterns: table lamps, ceiling lamps, small chandeliers, wall lamps

Children’s room

Demand: soft light, changeable shape

Hue: warm color

Lamps: ceiling lamps, table lamps, small chandeliers

Bridal room

Demand: festive, romantic

Hue: warm color

Lamps and lanterns: chandeliers, ceiling lamps, bedside table lamps, wall lamps

Elderly housing

Demand: Harmony, Warmth, and Convenience

Hue: light yellow warm light

Lamps: table lamps, ceiling lamps


Demand: soft and concise

Hue: light yellow warm light

Lamps: ceiling lamps, wall lamps, small chandeliers


Demand: decoration, landscape lighting

Hue: light yellow warm light

Lamps and lanterns: lawn lamp, spot lamp, wall lamp, landscape lamp


1. Power/Wattage (W): 4 watts per square meter of the room. The higher the wattage, the higher the brightness. The wattage should be selected according to the space area. The general standard is: 15-18 square meters of lighting At 60-80 watts; 30-40 square meters at 100-150 watts; 40-50 square meters at 220-280 watts; 60-70 square meters at 300-350 watts; 75-80 square meters at 400-450 watts.

2. Color temperature (K): Home lighting is mainly based on warm colors. The color temperature below 3300K is low-color warm tones (red, orange, yellow), with a stable atmosphere and a warm feeling; the color temperature is 3000-5000K, which is the middle color temperature (white), which has a refreshing and brisk feeling; Above 5000K is a high color temperature and cold color (cyan, blue, purple), which has a cold feeling.


Lamp classification and application


Chandeliers are mostly used in large spaces such as bedrooms, dining rooms, and living rooms with a floor height of not less than 2.5 meters.

Ceiling light

The irradiation area is smaller than the chandelier, which is suitable for small living room, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom and other spaces.

desk lamp

It can be placed in any corner of the home, generally used on workbenches, study tables, and bedside tables.

wall lamp

The installation is not less than 1.8 meters above the ground, and it is often used in corridors, bedrooms, and bathrooms.


Highly condensed light, installed around the ceiling, background wall, skirting, wine cabinets, cabinets, etc.


The downlight is relatively uniform, and is generally installed in the aisle, bedroom surroundings and living room surroundings.

floor lamp

It is about 1.8 meters above the ground, suitable for sofa corners, study reading areas, etc.

Light strip

The light strip is a light strip composed of LED lights. Suitable for ceiling positions such as living room and dining room.


Bathroom heating equipment integrates heating, ventilation, lighting, decoration and other functions.

Types of light sources for home lighting

Advantages: small light source, great versatility, and the color light is closest to the color of sunlight.

Disadvantages: not environmentally friendly, 95% of the electricity is consumed for heating when incandescent lamps are used.

Scope of application: home dining room, bedroom

Advantages: simple, low cost, easy to adjust and control brightness, good color rendering.

Disadvantages: short service life and low luminous efficiency.

Scope of application: car headlights and rear lights, homes, offices, office buildings, etc.

Advantages: high light efficiency, good energy saving, long life, small size, easy to use.

Disadvantages: light decay; low color rendering.

Scope of application: traffic lighting, indoor lighting, landscape lighting.

Advantages: small size, low power consumption, long life, non-toxic and environmentally friendly.

Disadvantages: expensive and easy to fade. The light effect is relatively low and the color is missing.

Scope of application: traffic lighting, indoor lighting, landscape lighting.

Comparison table of energy saving and power saving for different light sources

Item Incandescent lamp Tungsten halogen lamp Energy-saving lamp LED lamp
Power/W 60 35 20 10
Electricity (degree/h) 0.06 0.035 0.02 0.01
The meter rotates very fast, fast, generally, basically does not rotate
Hours per day/h 10 10 10 10
Total power consumption (kWh/year) 219 127.75 73 36.5
Total electricity cost (yuan/year) 164.25 95.81 54.75 27.38
Total electricity cost (yuan/10 years) 1643 958 548 274
Service life/h 1000 3000 6000 40000
Number of replacements/10 years 36 18 12 1
Bulb unit price/yuan 1.5 4 15 20
Total maintenance cost (yuan/10 years) 54 72 180 20
Total cost (yuan/10 years) 1687 1030 728 294

Home lighting has always been a project that must be paid attention to when decorating. Good lighting can not only decorate the room well, but also bring good visual effects, but different types of lamps have their own suitable positions, so when you decide to choose Before any lamps, you need to consider the space situation, and it is the most wise to find a suitable space.

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