The fantastic Seattle-based blogger of Feelin’ Crafty worked with us to transform her crafting space into a healthy lighting haven. Read on to see what Louise had to say about her experience with healthy lighting. Also, for her full post and to enter her Healthy Lighting Makeover Giveaway, click here.
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“We redid our basement about 6 years ago and I think we might have put in the wrong size can lights, because they warm the upstairs floor. The basement, or what we call the 1st Floor, is where we spend a lot of our time because it’s our room, my son’s play room and it’s our craft room! And the lights that seem to be a problem are the ones in the craft/sewing room. So my husband and I were talking about how to fix it. And I’m not kidding, literally, a couple of days later I get this email from Heather asking if I could try out some of her lights!!! Would I like to revive the lighting in my craft and sewing room??? It was like she heard us talking…. So of course I said yes!
So this is my room before the lighting revision.
And yes, I have a bunch of stuff. Trying to work on that… Remember my finish along.. We’re just talking lighting here! heheh!
And then after…. Can you see the difference? I didn’t edit my pictures at all, so I’m hoping you can see it. I can totally feel it! And see it! The colors are more real. And I don’t know exactly what it is, but it feels better to me.
Originally we tried the LED lights in the work room… Not so much. I have to say though, at first I was in love. the color for everything was right on. I didn’t feel like I got that yellowy color. But after a day or two, we all realized they just weren’t bright enough. My son even asked me to turn up the lights! So then Heather and I started chatting and realized yes, the LED are fantastic, but not what we needed in the craft room.
Have you ever used special lighting to enhance your creative endeavors? When working on a project, it can be a frustrating to find that colors appear differently indoors and outdoors, as well as even under different lamps. Verilux lighting products emit a broader spectrum of wavelengths, so colors appear truer. So much so, museums have used their lighting to better illuminate works of art. Verilux fixtures and bulbs emit spectrally enhanced natural spectrum light, which research shows helps us see better, reduces eye strain and fatigue, as well as improves our ability to process information, which is great for crafting, sewing and for the family work space! The graphic shows the Verilux difference compared to conventional lighting in the eye.
Natural Spectrum vs. Conventional Light
Moreover, just as we feel can feel better on a day full of sunshine, consumers often use Verilux lighting products to increase energy levels and elevate mood. If you’ve ever heard of light therapy for seasonal affective disorder or the “winter blues,” you know that light can make a huge difference for people.
You can see the difference between the fabric colors. The before on top, the fabrics have that yellowy look where in the after picture below, the colors are more real.
And remember about how I was saying the LED lights didn’t work in the craft room? Well check them out in my bathroom!
Here’s the lighting before!
My bathroom is a very light blueish grey color. Not a taupey yellow…. The after is right on! It’s not as bright as before, but it makes the room the right color! I love it! I remember growing up, my mom had a make-up mirror with the right color bulbs for putting on her ‘face’ as she calls it. Now my whole bathroom is that way!
One more goodie to tell you about before I share the giveway! As a little bonus, I got this fantastic PageLight! I love it! In my house, I usually stay up later than everyone else crafting and blogging and such. But then when I go to bed, yes I do sleep, I like to read a little. I’m tried so many flashlights, etc. I had been using my iphone flashlight, but it was so bright and lit up the whole room almost. This is perfect. The light levels are adjustable and it only lights the book! Did I mention I love it????”