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Lighting For New Home Lighting

Prospective homebuyers may not always pay special attention to the interior lighting design while touring your newly constructed home. More than likely, they’ll be preoccupied with admiring the more noticeable, show-stopping elements of the home—fireplaces, windows, built-ins, and architectural features.

But don’t write off lighting just because it may go unnoticed by a homeowner. A well-crafted lighting plan is what makes a home from good to great. Interior lighting design is often the finishing touch that makes your homes stand out from the competition.

Your home features grab so much more attention with proper interior lighting. Lighting can also become an awe-worthy home feature in itself when you incorporate stylish and modern house light fixtures like sconces and chandeliers into your new homes.

Whether you want your lighting to make a statement, provide subtle support for the rest of the home, or a little of both, TCP has house lighting ideas that make sure your new home lighting is designed to impress.

Shop from our wide selection of lights for new home construction. Don’t see what you want here? Contact us and we’ll help you design a custom solution – just like the new homes you build.

1. The Best Lighting Plan: Keep it Natural

You will often hear prospective homebuyers talk about their desire for natural light. Interior designers count it among the top qualities a new home can offer. The best lighting for a home during the day will always be accompanied by natural sunlight.

So, when you’re designing and constructing your new home, don’t forget to plan for natural light. Let in as much as possible in every room. Consider which rooms you want facing the sunrise, and which will face the western sunset. These factors will affect future homeowners’ abilities to grow plants, wake up and go to sleep, and move throughout their day comfortably.

After you’ve planned for true natural lighting in your new home, incorporate LED bulbs with a neutral feeling color temperature.

Natural sunlight can range between 5000K and 6000K, depending on where you are and what is reflecting the sunlight. This bright yet warm feeling can be replicated in traditional homes with LED bulbs in a lower Kelvin range, around 3000K. More modern, minimal homes may benefit from a slightly cooler light, around 3500K.

No matter how much natural sunlight your new homes receive, and no matter your goal for incorporating natural light into your home lighting plan, TCP has what you need to create a dream home.

2. Function Comes First

When choosing lighting for your new home, consider the levels of comfort, control, and energy efficiency. Those three functional pillars, when executed expertly, become selling points for future residents.


> Comfort

We’ve all been in a space that makes our eyes hurt. Uncomfortably bright or flickery fluorescents are notorious for causing strain.

Discomfort can also be caused by lighting that fails to serve its functional purpose, like kitchen lighting that makes nighttime food preparation difficult or even dangerous, or home theater lighting that is either too bright or too dark.

> Control

Dimmable LED lights give residents the control they want when it comes to setting the mood for their space. You could outfit your home with expertly chosen non-dimmable lights, but prospective buyers will be more impressed if they are given an option between bright and dim, especially in multifunctional rooms.

You can’t go wrong with giving people more control—it’s a selling point before they move in, and will keep them satisfied and likely to recommend your homes to friends as they live happily under their dimmable TCP LED bulbs.

> Energy Efficiency

Today’s consumer is more and more concerned with energy efficiency in their homes. And can you blame them? LED bulbs mean significantly lower energy bills and a positive impact on the health of the planet.

LED bulbs give off much less energy as heat than traditional incandescent bulbs. The energy that would have been given off as heat in instead conserved, giving LEDs their signature environmentally friendliness and long lifespan.

Use energy efficient lighting, plus comfort and control, as functional selling points for your homes. With TCP, you can design a lighting scheme that will impress customers for years to come as they enjoy the expert lighting in their home.

3. Go Beyond the Code

Every newly constructed home on the market is going to meet the minimum requirements for lighting codes. For many companies, their home lighting ideas ceiling begins and ends with state lighting codes.

Going beyond the minimum is guaranteed to make your home stand out to buyers when they walk from each perfectly lit room to the next.

For example, kitchen lighting is one of the most important lighting elements in a home. With trendier open floor plans, people spend a lot of their time preparing food, washing dishes, socializing, eating meals and more, all in one room.

When future homeowners see that their kitchen is not just a utilitarian space, but a warm and inviting one too, they’ll be thrilled.

TCP knows how to make sure kitchen lighting serves all of these purposes, not just the bare minimum set by lighting codes. We can help you go beyond lighting codes to help prospective buyers see themselves entertaining, eating, and living a full, well-lit life in their kitchen and every other room of the home.

4. One Size Doesn’t Fit All

TCP’s quality lighting and fixtures set the right tone for every room of your newly constructed home.

It is important not to light each room by the same set of rules and standards. The bathroom will need very different lighting from a bedroom, while a bedroom will need very different lighting from a kitchen.

Dimmable LEDs let residents control the mood of a room as their needs change throughout the day. Their living room can be bright and light in the day, then dim down for evening guests and parties.

Bathroom lighting has to walk the line between functional and flattering. The same is true for kitchens, where bright light is a matter of safety, but harsh light will bring about fatigue. Choose one of our bright yet warm energy efficient bulbs to make sure function doesn’t overshadow ambiance or comfort.

When you give careful consideration to each room of your new home, the end result is a cohesive, livable, and comfortable home. TCP bulbs provide quality light so your customers can envision themselves right at home.

5. Consult a Lighting Expert

Looking for guidance on lighting your newly constructed home? TCP knows what your customers want to see in a new home.

At TCP, we control every step of our production process, from design to installation. We guarantee the high quality of our bulbs, lamps, and fixtures at every step of the way.

We understand that every space is different, which is why we offer custom lighting and prototyping. If you don’t see what you are looking for here, or have a creative lighting idea that you want to put into motion, reach out. We are here to make your vision a reality.

TCP offers a total, end-to-end commercial lighting solution.

TCP understands sourcing and installing the right commercial lighting from start to finish. That’s why, from the first design consultation to the post-project follow-up, we’re there offering our expertise, helping you capitalize on efficiency rebates, and ensuring your commercial lighting project turns on.

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