Building & Renovating

Building 101: Light Basics

Learn the basics of choosing the right lighting color and the different kinds of artificial lighting


In choosing the right lighting color (daylight and warm white are the common bulb coloring types in the market), consider the purpose of the room. You'd know if you've picked the ideal one if it also enhances the vibe of the space. 

Use daylight for kitchens and general purpose areas, and warm white for mood setting in living rooms and bedrooms. Maximize natural light inside your home as well. You'll save up on electricity and be an eco warrior at the same time.

LED Bulbs and Lamps are, by far, the most efficient and flexible (in terms of shifting into different colors) types of artificial lighting. Its burning hours reach up to three times that of regular fluorescent lamps, and can sometimes last you a lifetime.

Consider these types of lights as an investment as they're more expensive than your usual buys.

Read the original article in RL Notebook - September 2012 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App ( now! Log on to for more details.  

LED Bulb

Ges LED candle 3W, P389.75, CW Home Depot

LED Bulb

Landlite LED lamp 3.5W, P599.75, CW Home Depot

Compact Fluorescent Lamp

Firefly Mini Spiral 15W, P160

Tubular Fluorescent Lamp

Philips T8 10W, P59.75, CW Home Depot

*Prices are subject to change.

Inquire at CW Home Depot, here.

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