41% of A&E visits are from accidents in the home, with falls from lofts being much more common than people think. Considering the typical distance between your loft and the floor below can be 10 ft or more, this can cause some serious injuries.
If you or a loved one goes into the loft often, then you'll want to do everything in your power to make it as safe as possible.
For some inspiration, here are some great ways to illuminate your loft while you are up there.
Permanent Light Fixtures
This is a fairly expensive option if there are no lamp fittings currently installed in the loft. It will require and an electrician and as it is quite a small job can be difficult to get someone to actually do it. However, once done you will have a number of bulb options to choose from.
While this option may not necessarily be the cheapest option, it's certainly practical and worthwhile if you are going to be using your loft a lot.
When it comes to loft lighting ideas you can get sensor lights so they turn on as soon as anyone goes up into the loft.
If you do have a lamp fitting already in the loft the chances are it is a B22 Bayonet fitting. If this is the case, then the Loft Bulb is for you.
The Loft Bulb fits into a standard bayonet fitting and emits 4000 lumens, equivalent to 8 old 40W incandescent bulbs. The three LED panels can be angled up to 90 degrees to make sure the light illuminates even the largest of lofts.
Work lamps are great for lighting up loft spaces while being relatively inexpensive and providing very high lumen output.
LEDs however tend to be 1 very directional, sending out a focussed beam of light and not spreading it to illuminate the entire space.
Depending on how big your loft is, you may have to strategically place some in different corners to provide adequate lighting.
Care should be taken to avoid tripping on the power cable if they are plugged into the mains.
Battery Powered LED Loft Light
If you're a fan of simpler things, then an LED light specifically designed for a loft can be a great option.
This is a battery-powered product you can install anywhere in your loft, without using the mains in your home.
Plus, LED lights are highly energy-efficient. The benefit of these over work lamps is that the light is spread when it is on in a similar way to a permanent light fixture and traditional bulb.
You can screw this LED light directly into any timber area in your loft. Put some batteries in, and you're set!
The next time you go up into your loft, you can easily turn on the light with its 2-meter long pull string. It'll also be easy to find with its reflective strip.
Use These Loft Lighting Ideas to Perk up Your Space
Now you have some great loft lighting ideas that'll not only make the space look amazing, but also safer for anyone who goes up there.
When you need to access your loft, you'll be able to locate whatever it is you need in a flash.
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