From the bright ceiling lamp to the subdued night lamp and projecting twinkling stars on the ceiling in the dark, lighting for nurseries and children’s bedrooms is now diverse and imaginative. Since your little ones use their room for many different activities, lighting must be designed flexibly. With a clever LED lighting plan, your children’s eyes will light up – and yours too. Because with efficient bulbs, you save energy in the long run and can make the household budget go further.
You should definitely include these elements in your lighting plan:
The ceiling lamp in a child’s room can be quite colourful and imaginatively designed. Then add several spotlights, which you should align with the most important points in the room – for example, the desk, the painting easel or the play area with a tent or a doll’s house. Alternatively, use a colourful hanging lamp in the nursery: toddlers particularly like playful designs such as animals, stars or dots on the lampshade. As far as possible, the ceiling lamp should illuminate the whole room evenly and glare-free.
In a child’s bedroom, you can use a wall lamp to light a specific area. Again, let your – or your kid’s – imagination run wild. For example, cloud-shaped wall lights with tiny LED lights are available that imitate a starry sky. Or butterflies whose wings light up thanks to hidden individual LED lights. Wall lights are ideal for the play area or, for older children, a lounging area where they can hang out with friends.
Another important element of lighting a child’s room is the desk lamp, which targets light in the work area. If the desk is part of a shelf wall, or integrated into a bunk or raised bed, you can use a space-saving clamp lamp.
1. What is a healthy colour temperature for a child’s bedroom?
Warm white light between 2,700 and 3,300 Kelvin is completely adequate for a kid’s room.
2. Which type of lamps are good for children’s rooms?
LED is highly recommended for lighting children’s bedrooms, as modern LED bulbs do not get as hot as older bulbs and other luminaires. If a child accidentally (or on purpose) touches the bulbs themselves, they do not get burnt. Furthermore, LED is more environmentally friendly and more efficient than other light sources.
3. What else do I have to take into account for nursery lighting?
Safety is paramount in the nursery. If you use hanging lamps in the nursery, cords must be checked regularly. As halogen is very bright and dazzles easily, these lamps are not recommended for nursery lighting. Due to the high level of heat they produce, halogen lamps should generally be kept the recommended distance away from combustible materials. Last but not least, remember to child-proof all wall sockets.
Is your child afraid of the monster under their bed or does not like being alone in the dark? With these tips you can make sure they feel safe and secure in bed:
Important: a night light should not stop your little ones from falling asleep, so choose dark colours like warm red or harmonious green. Also, ensure sockets near the bedside table are child-proof.
With a child-friendly LED lighting plan, you can be certain your child feels safe and secure at all times. See children's eyes sparkle brighter than the LEDs!