The dining room is the place where you enjoy a meal with your family and entertain your friends. The lighting in the room is a key factor in making your guests feel comfortable. With innovative lighting you can create an atmospheric mood anytime. And thanks to money-saving LEDs, your next electricity bill will certainly be to your taste.
A well thought-out lighting plan has the following important elements:
Your guests should not sit in the dark during a leisurely meal, but an overly bright dining room does not create the right atmosphere. The central element of dining room lighting is therefore a low-hanging pendulum or suspension light. Some tips for installation:
If you have opted for a glass table or a highly reflective high gloss table, a low hanging lamp can be a problem. In this instance, use either indirect light or use a table cloth when dining. LED spotlights integrated in the ceiling are a great idea: they distribute light evenly and do not take up space.
1. Which colour temperature is suitable for the dining table?
Warm white to golden light up to 2,700 Kelvin is ideal for a welcoming ambience. If the light is too bright, food can appear washed out.
2. How many lumens are needed for adequate brightness in the dining room?
For LEDs, 470 lumens (40 watts) or 806 lumens (60 watts) are great choices to put your food in the right light. Our advice: choose dimmable lights. While eating, the light can be slightly brighter. If the conversation continues after the meal, turn the lights down a bit to promote a convivial atmosphere.
The space surrounding the table should not be pitch black during a meal. Charming islands of light, which you can spread around the dining room, are an ideal solution. Here are some examples of subtle light sources: