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Indoor Photography Lighting Tips & Tricks

How to Take Indoor Pictures like a Professional

Interested in learning how to take indoor pictures like a professional? Here are a few indoor photography lighting tips you can use to help get the most out of your indoor photos.

Indoor Photography Lighting Tips        

Color Temperature Text

Determining the type of color temperature you want your pictures to have will help you choose the right light bulbs to implement in your photo shoot. The color temperature of light is measured on a scale of Kelvin. Using the Kelvin scale will help you determine the hue a specific light source emits, and understanding the Kelvin scale will help you customize the look and feel of your photo shoot.

2700K - 3000K Color Temperature

  • 3100K - 4500K Color Temperature
  • 4600K - 6500K Temperature
  • Color Rendering Index

The Lighting Research Center states that CRI, “is a rating index commonly used to represent how well a light source renders the colors of objects that it illuminates.” The CRI is measured on a scale from 1-100; the lower the number, the less accurate a color will be portrayed. When purchasing light bulbs, be sure to check the CRI to ensure that you get the best bulb for your desired lighting effect.

 

Determining the type of color temperature you want your pictures to have will help you choose the right light bulbs to implement in your photo shoot. The color temperature of light is measured on a scale of Kelvin. Using the Kelvin scale will help you determine the hue a specific light source emits, and understanding the Kelvin scale will help you customize the look and feel of your photo shoot.

10 Fire Safety Tips for Kids & Adults

Protect Your Family and Home with these Easy to Follow Tips

According the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), residential electrical fires account for an estimated 51,000 fires each year, nearly 500 deaths, more than 1,400 injuries, and $1.3 billion in property damage. The numbers nearly double during the busy holiday season. Being well-informed about electrical fires can help you and your family prevent any injuries and damages. Examples of electrical fires include: faulty wires chandeliers, overloaded outlets, frayed wires, and more.

Del Mar Fans & Lighting's Electrical Fire Safety Guide

What Causes Electrical Fires?

Nearly half of all home electrical fires are caused by electrical failures or malfunctions such as:

  1. Faulty electrical outlets and outdated appliances
  2. Light bulbs that exceed the recommended fixture wattage
  3. Damaged or misused extension cords
  4. Dirty or poorly positioned space heaters
  5. Outdated wiring

Twenty percent of home structure fires include lighting equipment such as lamps, flush mount lights, and light bulbs while six percent include ceiling fans.

How to Size a Chandelier: 3 Easy Steps

Find the Right Chandelier Size for Any Room in Your Home

 

A chandelier adds ambiance, style and of course, general lighting to a room, but selecting the right chandelier can be tricky. A small chandelier can easily get lost in a large space and fail to deliver a strong design element, while a large chandelier can overwhelm a small space. The right chandelier is proportional to the height and width of the room. 

 

To choose the right chandelier, you need to consider the diameter, height, and purpose of the room. Here are three tips to help you size a new chandelier.

3 Steps to the Right Chandelier Size

1. Chandelier Width

First, determine the width of the chandelier using the following steps:

  • Measure the length and the width of the room
  • Add the two measurements
  • Convert the measurement unit from feet to inches

The converted sum is the ideal diameter of your chandelier. For example, if your dining room is 10' x 18', a chandelier with a 28" diameter is the best fit for your space.

8 Tips for Selecting the Best Outdoor Lighting

Add Beauty, Safety and Security to Your Home's Exterior

Outdoor lighting is an easy, cost-effective way to add beauty, safety, and security to your home. Understanding which outdoor lights work best with your home's exterior and landscape will help you choose the right light fixtures for your garden, deck and yard. Here are our top eight tips for choosing outdoor lighting fixtures for your home.

 

Outdoor Lighting Tip #1: Placement

Outdoor Lighting Placement - Front Entrance

 

Outdoor Lighting Placement - Doorway

Giving Back on National Ceiling Fan Day

We’re Celebrating by Donating New Ceiling Fans to Grace Academy

September 18th is National Ceiling Fan Day (NCFD), a day dedicated to reducing energy consumption by turning off your central cooling system and turning on your ceiling, desk or floor fan instead. Initiated by the Fanimation Fan Company, the campaign aims to save billions of kilowatt hours of energy. This year’s theme also encourages you to swap your old fan for a new, energy-efficient ceiling fan.

 

In support of NCFD, we at Del Mar Fans & Lighting wanted to raise awareness of the event while also giving back to our local community. We paired up with Grace Academy, a small private school in Ormond Beach, FL, in dire need of new ceiling fans. The school’s existing fans were dusty, rundown and in some case, unsafe to operate. We donated and installed four, brand new Hunter ceiling fans.

 

Grace Academy Fan Installation Before & After

 

Out with Old Fans, In With the New Fans

We replaced the ceiling fans in the following classrooms: Ms. Overlay’s kindergarten classroom, Ms. Reiser’s first grade classroom, Ms. Larson’s third grade classroom, and Ms. Haney’s fourth grade classroom.

 

The ceiling fans, some of which were 40 years old, were in such bad condition they were literally falling apart. One rogue fan blade went airborne while Chalo, our installation expert, uninstalled the fan. While another ceiling fan plummeted to the ground before being full disassembled.

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