Improve The Natural Lighting In The Room
A lot of wardrobes and reach-in closets are in the bedroom. At the same time, a lot of people put heavy drapes or “Black Out” curtains in the bedroom to help them sleep despite any ambient light outside. Unfortunately, this has the net effect of darkening everything else in the room. If possible, get in the habit of throwing the curtains open at the start of each day to let more natural light in. This will also reduce the amount of artificial light you need to install in your closets and other areas.
Pull Out Drawer Lights
If your wardrobe closet includes drawers for jewelry, accessories, and other loose items, it can be pretty hard to find what you want at a glance. Installing small LED lights in drawers and connecting them to a switch that activates them only when you pull the drawer open can provide you with just the right amount of light to find what you need, without having to draw a lot of currents. Since LED lights are so energy-efficient, you can usually power drawer lights like this with simple AA or AAA batteries.
Install Sconce Lights
If your wardrobe or reach-in closet is permanently installed onto the surrounding wall, sconce lights might be a great way to add more light to the deeper recesses. A licensed electrician or contractor can install them into the back wall of the closet or onto the side walls. Most use energy-efficient light fixtures that don’t draw a lot of power. They tend to illuminate the wall and other things around them to improve the interior lighting of your wardrobe closet. Some are available with colored fixtures that can further enhance your closet’s ambiance.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Light Do I Need In My Wardrobe Closet?
This is a common question, as there are such things as “Too Much Light” for one small, enclosed space. Of course, the type of wattage you need will depend on the type of fixture you have installed.
You can get LED light fixtures in a wide range of wattages. They are very versatile and can create different lighting effects depending on the surroundings and other ambient sources of light. Most wardrobe and reach-in closets only need around 15 to 20 watts of LED light to produce up to 500 lumens or more, which is more than enough to light up the average wardrobe closet
If you are looking for a medium-intensity ribbon light needs roughly 1.4 watts per square foot to provide a soft accent glow. When you step up higher-intensity ribbons, then 3 watts per bulb should be enough to light up an average-size wardrobe closet.
What Is The Safest Type Of Lighting For A Wardrobe Closet?
By far low wattage LED light fixtures which consume very little electricity and produce almost zero heat are the safest type of lighting for closets. Especially if you are the type of person who frequently forgets to turn off lights when you leave a room and have potentially heat-sensitive clothing in your wardrobe closet.
Incandescent lights are the poorest choice for a light fixture that will be installed into the closet itself. They produce too much heat to be safely positioned near potentially flammable fabrics.