In the first week after we got the keys to our new place, there was nothing much we could do after the sun had set. It was hard to do any cleaning or unpacking of any sort though I seriously would have loved to. And why is that? Well, that was because we had no lights yet, of course. It dawned on me on the importance of lights and more than just aesthetically pleasing, they are one of the most functional and indispensable appliances in the house.
This is especially so for me, a mum who loves to take pictures and videos of her kids in their growing up years and I just can't imagine how my pictures will turn out if my house was not well-lit enough. When it comes to lights, I look for practicality, affordability followed by design. Yup, chandeliers are never for me. For our new nest which has a Scandinavian theme, I knew from the start that I wanted track lights in the living room and preferably a Scandinavian styled pendant dining light. So, it thrilled me when I was given the chance to work with Lights&Co., a Singapore lighting company which strives to furnish designer home essentials that exude design and quality.
The product range at Lights&Co. includes industrial, minimalist, modern and scandinavian lightings as well as bath fixtures. Being an online store, the disadvantage is that you don't get to see and touch the lights and what you imagine them to be when you see the catalogue can turn out to be a little different in real life. For instance, the dining light I chose turned out to be bigger than I had expected and you can say that it was because I overlooked the dimensions (which were clearly given on the website).
However, the plus side is the pricing is competitive and the products are generally affordable. Moreover, all you have to do is shop online and the lights get delivered right to your doorstep (delivery is free for orders above $250 and costs $15 for those below). Yes, you still have to get your contractor or electrician to install them but at least it cuts down the hassle.
So, let me show you and give you a closer look at the lights that are now in our living/dining room. Read on our living room tour here.
The bulbs come in three colour temperatures - Warm White (2800K), Cool White (4000K) and Daylight (6500K). The first two are more for ambience lighting while the third is for task lighting, so you can mix and match according to your needs and wants.
This post is part of the "A Happy Home" series where I share all about our new Scandinavian-themed house, the renovation process and some tips and thoughts. Moving is never easy but it comes with an indescribable sense of joy in building up the house of your dreams. Remember, home is where the heart is and nothing is more important than being able to build memories with the people you love.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored review and the above mentioned lights were kindly sponsored by Lights&Co. All photos and opinions are my own.