Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Let's talk about lights - The perfect lighting for your home along with tips & $50 Parrot Uncle Giveaway

Today I am partnering with Parrot uncle, a worldwide lighting retailer to bring you some gorgeous fixtures ideas along with some lighting tips.Before going deeper into the lighting stuffs, I would like  say that I am in no way an expert or anything. With an interest to know more about lighting, I have read through lot of articles and  have complied my own to bring something new to learn today.I hope you will enjoy :)

Let's start with some basics. Do you know there are three basic type of lighting? They are ambient lighting , task lighting and accent lighting. 

Ambient lighting : It is also called as general lighting which provides a overall illumination for any area without any glare and comfortable level of brightness. In some spaces like garage, laundry rooms, pantry ,ambient lighting is the primary source of task lighting.

Ambient lighting can be achieved by using bigger and bolder chandelier or an antique wooden lamp or with combination of light fixtures like recessed lights with couples of pendant lights as shown below.

Are you planning to buy a chandelier? Well, before deciding on the design and style, make sure to measure the size of your room where you are planning to put the chandelier. Measure the width and length of the room , add those numbers. The sum of those two numbers is the approximate recommended diameter of the chandelier in inches. For example: 10' by 12' room needs a chandelier approximately around 22" diameter. 

Task lighting : It is the lighting which helps to perform a specific task like reading, cooking food, working on a craft project , etc . This can be achieved by using pendant lights, desk lamps, recessed lights, under cabinet lights or some affordable wooden floor lamps, etc

You can see how the pendant lights are used above the kitchen island to provide light specifically to the island area and some recessed lights on the top of the stove to provide light while cooking. There are pendant lights which can be adjusted depending upon the task you are performing in the particular area. These lights also comes with dimmers which can be adjusted to increase or decrease the amount of light brightness depending on the task. 

Dimmers, if you aren't familiar with that word, you might want to do some work to know them better and what awesome things it can do when it comes to lighting. I have noticed a weird looking switch in some public place and totally had no idea what it is. When I was doing some research to know more about lights I came to know that they are dimmers and so I am sharing it. 

There are different types of dimmers and not all lights are compatible with them. So check before you purchase a lighting. These dimmers also helps in setting a mood.For example, with the lighting you already have, you can change the kitchen or dining environment into a calm and quiet restaurant feel by dimming the lights. Like shown below.

Accent lighting : It is the lighting which helps to add visual interest particular item inside or outside of the house. In the interior design these kind of lighting is done to highlight any prized possession such as paintings, sculptures, plants, etc. When it comes outdoors , accent lighting is done to highlight the texture of brick, stone or window treatment, etc. 

Accent lighting is usually provided by sconces, recessed or track lighting and also using wall mounted picture lights.

Some of my other favorites from desk lamps, sconces & pendant lights

So now you know which part of your home needs some extra lighting ? what are you waiting for ? Head over to Parrot uncle to select your favorite piece to decorate your home the new year. Don't worry if you can't find your favorite lighting, design your own and Parrot uncle will make it for you ? How cool is that ? Parrot Uncle provides free shipping & free returns when orders are over $50. All products are between 20% and 50% off. The Big Holidays Sale will last only till the Christmas. So hurry up!! There are some awesome lighting pieces which make great gifts, just saying ;) .

Don't forget to enter the giveaway below for your chance to win $50 Parrot uncle gift card.Comment below your favorite lighting or any tips & tricks you would love to share.As always I will be happy to hear from you.

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Disclaimer : This is a sponsored post. However all the opinions expressed are my own.The images used here are all from Parrot uncle's website and social media.  


  1. I am trained as an electrical engineer and i can tell you this is a fantastic effort. you are truly are an inspiration and this whole blog is so refreshing. I wish you the very best and i am looking forward to your next post in the Let's Talk series.BTW... I visited Parot Uncle's page and their collection is so cool. Cheers ;-)

  2. So many awesome lights and bulbs. The lighting in my house is horrid! Take a look at some of the photos on my site and you will understand. We definitely need task lights, but those Edison bulbs would look amazing in a number of fixtures.... #HomeMattersParty

  3. You never realize how important lighting is until you end up with a room where you don't have enough! Those look like some really cool light fixtures. I'll have to keep them in mind next time I'm in the market.
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