Harmoniously decorated children’s room will help a child to develop properly, both physically and psychologically. Therefore, every parent wants to make the furnishing in it as correct as possible, and one of the most important conditions in this case is the arrangement of the lighting. What are the requirements for lighting in the children’s room?
Sources of light: kinds
Natural light is able to penetrate into the room through the window, while it is desirable to choose such room for the children’s, the windows of which are oriented to the south-east or east side. In this case, the room will be filled with sunshine in the morning, which will make the awakening easy and pleasant. If the window will look to the west, the bright rays will look at them only in the afternoon. The northern side is the least favorable, as it will be dull and uncomfortable in a room all day long.
If we talk about the sources of artificial light, they must exude ambient light, preferably not cold, but warm, soft. The bright lights that shine very intensively are often the cause of eye fatigue and dim lights may negatively affect the mood. But when arranging the lighting in the children’s room should be considered not only the power of the light source, but the total area of the premises. Calculations in this case are carried out by a simple circuit. The power for each square meter should be:
• 75 W – Halogen Lamp;
• 60 W – Incandescent lamp;
• 15-20 W – Fluorescent lamp;
• 8 W – LED lamp.
For the arrangement of artificial lighting in the children’s room according to this scheme only the central light sources are taken into account; the additional, such as bedside lamps and sconce do not participate in this formula.
In a daytime the children’s room should be lighted as well as possible with a natural light. Particular attention should be paid to the work area, where the child will do homework every day. It is desirable that it would be near the window and the light would fall either in front of it or from the left. But there should also be taken into account the hand your child writes with: if he is left-handed, then it would be more convenient if the light fall from the right.
If the windows in the children’s room are oriented to the south, in clear weather, natural light may be too intense, and in order to reduce eye strain it should be somewhat muted with the translucent curtains.
The best option is considered to be the south-east direction, so if you have a lot to choose from, it is desirable to make the children’s room in that area.
The north side, as a rule, is very dark and you will need to consider how to improve the lighting. In addition to artificial light sources in this situation the white color in the decoration, the air transparent tulle and a lot of reflective surfaces will come to the aid. It is desirable to increase the area of the window opening if possible. The latter method is the most expensive, but at the same time the most effective, especially because it is natural light for children is considered to be optimal.
Daylight contributes to the normal development of emotional background, good habits and lifestyle. A distracted and capricious behavior can occur when there is lack of it.
Северная сторона, как правило, оказывается самой темной и здесь вам необходимо будет обдумать, как улучшить освещение. Помимо источников искусственного света в данной ситуации на помощь придет белый цвет в отделке, воздушные прозрачные тюли и много отражающих поверхностей, при возможности желательно увеличить площадь оконного проема. Последний прием является наиболее затратным, но вместе с тем самым эффективным, тем более что именно естественное освещение для детей считается оптимальным.
The central lighting
As the main source of artificial lighting the chandelier is often used. And additional elements are the floor lamps and sconces, which are placed in the separate areas: for the work and leisure. But in addition to the central lamp, it is desirable to apply spots – such spotlights help to maximize evenly filling of the room with light, which can penetrate even in remote corners of it. Particularly relevant they are rectangular rooms. In such rooms they make it possible not to strain the eyes when reading in any point. When the main light source is only a ceiling chandelier, then directly underneath the light will be very cutting and at the same time its intensity is not enough for the furthest corners.
Plus, it is important to consider not only the power of the very chandelier, but its decorative qualities and the material:
• it is desirable to make the chandelier fit into the interior of the room as harmoniously as possible;
• transparent glass and crystal are not suitable for the children’s room, since these materials create glare that quickly tire the eyes;
• the frosted glass, which has the ability to make the light more soft, is considered to be the best option;
• switcher should have the power regulator, which will help create optimal lighting at any time in a particular corner of the room.
When buying a chandelier for the children’s room, do not forget to ask the seller about a certificate of quality and note that all the materials are environmentally friendly. For example, poor quality plastic when heated is able to throw harmful fumes into the air, and this is highly undesirable for the child.