Are you looking to provide your home bar with a unique sense of visual appeal? If so, there is perhaps no better option than a modern LED lighting system. Not only are LED lights available in a kaleidoscope of colours and shapes, but they require much less electricity when compared to traditional incandescent fixtures. As there are a number of choices at your disposal, the exact installation process could be slightly challenging. Let’s break this concept down into a number of steps that you are able to make informed decisions while saving a significant amount of time.
Choose the Colour
One of the major advantages of any modern LED lighting system is that you can choose from endless hues. From white and off-white tones to blues and purples, there is no doubt that you will find an option perfectly suited for your bar. Still, keep in mind that these colours should correspond to the room as a whole. Try to compliment the lights with other variables such as the tone of the walls and the bar itself. This will provide an eye-catching sense of uniformity.
The Possibility of “Smart” Lighting Systems
You might have heard of so-called “smart” LED lighting configurations. These are great options if you have been hoping to imbue your bar with a decidedly modern flavour. While the exact systems will vary between providers, the majority share a few functions in common such as:
- The ability to remotely control the lights.
- Automatic colour-switching capabilities.
- It may be possible to link the lights with other devices such as Bluetooth speakers and laptop computers.
While these systems are slightly more expensive that traditional lights, they could be well worth the investment if you are hoping to impress friends and family members.
Installing Strip Lighting Systems
Many LED lights are available in a series of strips. This takes much of the guesswork out of the installation process and these strips can be mounted nearly anywhere. One issue to take into account is the length of each strip. As many modern units can be cut to specific lengths, try to determine your requirements before making any permanent attachments. Some strips come with their own mounting accessories while others might require additional screws or fasteners.
All About Location
You also need to decide where the lights will be placed. As a general rule of thumb, they should never detract from the experience of the guest. Lights that are too bright or obtrusive can be slightly annoying, so avoid areas such as immediately above the heads of your patrons. Lights are often placed around the periphery of the bar or above glass shelving. They can also be great additions if located behind any bottles.
Would you like to consult with trained professionals before tackling a lighting project? If so, the professionals at Dawnvale are always here to help. Feel free to give us a call to learn more about our services.