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Light in the bedroom – what is important?
In our Bedroom Lighting Overview at the bottom of this page, you will find a useful summary of the key points.
1. The right basic lighting in the bedroom
- LED panels are great for basic lighting in the bedroom. They are easy to install and create a diffuse light, meaning you will have uniform, soft lighting all around your bedroom.
- Recessed spotlights and recessed panels are another great option for basic lighting – provided you have a suspended ceiling. The number of recessed luminaires you will need depends on the size of the room. The rule of thumb: aim for around 140 lm per square metre in a bedroom. Our guide "Interior Lighting" will explain the calculation process and how many LED recessed spotlights you will need.
- A pendant luminaire in the middle of the room could be a good alternative. Hanging lamps give a room an extra dose of cosiness and charm. Make sure you select a pendant luminaire with a translucent lampshade, or there may not be enough light for the entire room.
- In older houses and apartments, the power outlet is often not in the middle of the ceiling so that ceiling-mounted luminaires can look odd and out of place. Rail systems like URail and NanoRail are a good solution for this problem, as they can be attached anywhere to get the light to where it is needed.
2. Creating light zones: reading and getting dressed
4. Which light colour is best for the bedroom?
Which lamps should I choose for my bedroom?
You can easily retrofit your prized vintage lamp from the flea market with new LED lamps to make it more energy-efficient.
6. Smart lighting for your bedroom
Bedroom Lighting Overview
- Your bedroom needs good basic lighting and some additional light zones by the mirror and wardrobe, as well as next to the bed. Use indirect accent lighting to round off your bedroom lighting concept.
- Choose lamps that can offer the entire light range from warm white (around 3,000 Kelvin) to daylight white (around 5,300 Kelvin). They will have a positive effect on your body when you wake up in the morning and go to sleep at night.
- You can easily integrate Paulmann smart luminaires into an existing Smart Home system for smart light in the bedroom. Alternatively, you can plan smart lighting in the bedroom from scratch – our "Smart Light" guide has all the information you need.