Home Lighting

Let’s be honest, home lighting options have changed.  We’ve all been adapting ever since the government passed new regulations.   As a society, we had gotten stuck in our lighting ways.  We were accustomed to using the light bulbs we were used to.  And, we didn’t know it was going to be brighter in the future, no pun intended.

I don’t think I’m just speaking for myself.  A few years ago, I remember buying hundreds of dollars of incandescent light bulbs.  I was preparing for lighting doomsday. I was worried, very worried, that I wouldn’t be able to choose the type of light bulbs I wanted.  Honesty, I wish I hadn’t worried.   Because today, I’m stuck with incandescent light bulbs I don’t want. Funny, but I never thought that lighting options would be better now than they were before.

LED Home Lighting

Light bulb manufacturers have done a great job with technology.  In addition, light bulbs are more cost effective.  Our electrical bills can actually show proof in the efficiency of the new light. Remember when LED first came out?  They were ridiculously expensive.  But today, you may have noticed that costs have come down.  These savings are visible at local retailers.

Compared to traditional incandescent globes, energy-efficient halogen light bulbs, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and light emitting diodes (LEDs) have the following advantages:

  • They typically use about 25%-80% less energy than traditional incandescent light bulbs.  Thus, saving you money
  • Typically, this lighting can last 3-25 times longer.

Today’s energy-efficient bulbs are available in the wide range of colors and light levels.  Initially, the cost to replace old lighting may seem expensive.  But, these newer bulbs cost less to operate.  And, in the long run, you should see great savings over the life of the bulb. In addition, many of the newer lights last significantly longer than traditional bulbs.   In the end, you won’t need to replace them as often.

Clients often ask me how long LED bulbs will last. Honestly, I don’t know how accurate the predicted lifetime expectancy is.  As they say, time will tell. This new technology seems to be getting better every day  and I am looking forward to even more improvement in the future!

About the Author

Raised with DF Design,Inc offers turn key interior design and custom home renovation services in Barrington IL, Crystal Lake, St. Charles, Deerfield and surrounding communities.creative influences and artistic talents, Dennis’ love for art & design naturally grew from an early age. His father, a Technical Illustrator, influenced his drawing talents. Dennis’ mother recognized his gifts and encouraged his development in architecture and design. 

In college, Dennis studied Interior Design and Psychology.  Human nature and communications were of great interest and continue to drive his passion and work. Blending his natural talents with his education, Dennis founded DF Design, Inc. in 1991. 

Clients benefit from Dennis’ understanding of human behavior as it relates to daily living and interior design.  He has been recognized for his ability to thoroughly listen to others, problem-solve, and create beautiful environments.

DF Design Inc.

3610 Smoke Tree Ln.

Crystal Lake, IL  60012


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