closet os logo
Call Toll Free: 866-521-4267
Live Life Above the Clutter
Serving Chicago IL, Northern & Central Illinois, Northwestern Indiana


>> Blog Home


remote controlled lighting dressing room ultimate garage award winning garage multifaceted office space designing with mirrors reduce clutter kids' closets office organization pre-built cabinets hiding wires with design hiding fuse box in closet built in usb cable stations master closet design angies list super service awards Closet Os Overview incandescent and compact fluorescent closet mirrors garage cabinets custom garage design solutions reach in closets attic storage ideas gift wrapped storage station angie's list award ribbon storage ideas cedar backed closet shoe closet design tips Closets: media storage solutions office wall unit family activity area mudroom pantry de-clutter tricks to make small spaces feel bigger Chicago closets boutique size walk in closet attic closet solutions reach-in closets pantry storage options reorganize clutter create illusion of more space with mirrors task lighting melamine textures cover up computer and lighting wires pantry organization tips closet os video closet organizing systems video mahogany melamine look Old World Charm Closet home office organization bedroom wall unit custom storage solutions brass hardware 2014 closet color trends closet organization tips organizing tips gift wrapping counter top craft storage room closet organization multi-use office Closet Design Tips Home Organzing System Home Organizing Tips comtemporary closet design ways to eliminate clutter in kitchen cabinets custom wall units garage organization multi-functional office and storage garage shelving designing around obstacles spring closet cleaning multi-functional mudroom design customer service gift bag storage spaces utilize pantry space closet organization systems awards full length vertical drape small windows elegant prints fro home furniture for small spaces maximize closet storage multifaceted office design loset organization organized media center beautiful custom storage solutions master bedroom closet shared closet organization man cave updates organized closet closet design mirror placement in design Chicago closet organizers bright color home decorating eliminate electronic cable clutter led walnut and burl inlay master organizer ambient lighting grouping together food storage items closet remodeling closet master closet multi-function furniture vintage garage design custom cabinets Home and Garage Organization contemporary closets closet os awards Top Shelf Industry Design Awards vertical and horizontal storage space antique decorating trends pull out mirror patterned glass and mirrored doors shoe closet organize shared closet space closet lighting,remote controlled closet lightin garage design makeup vanities vanities custom closets creative custom closet design Closets Magazine "Finding America's Best Rated Closets Companies" closet lighting challenging home organization solutions create a wood texture look with melamine pantry organization pullout media cabinets cordless lighting fixtures interior design trends multi-use office entryway reduce clutter in home gloss cabinet drawers build in storage 2014 home decorating ideas create zones with design home office design


Blog Calendar


Sign Up!
Closet OS Newsletter


Closet Organizing Systems Blog

Closet Lighting

Monday, July 21, 2014

closet task lightingDetermining your navy blues from your blacks seems like a minor thing in life – but walk out the door with a mismatch and suddenly it feels epic. Or foolish to say the least.

Good lighting is an important factor in getting the colors and hues correctly – so here are some guidelines to adding lighting into your closet so it's easier to pull together your outfits and show yourself in your best light.

So, where to start?

First, a basic introduction to get started.

There are three “groups” of lighting categories that we should first shed some light on. They are – LED, Incandescent and Compact Fluorescent. For those of you who want to know specifics, this link to a wonderful chart will help with that: comp chart.html

For those of you who are less concerned about details and more concerned about effects, LED is the “present” and the “future”. Its' predominant benefit is that it uses less energy than other light sources and lasts longer. It also doesn't get hot like most lighting does, which is a big benefit when putting lighting near clothing.

Then there's the aspect of what you want the lighting to do.

Is it task lighting? Ambient lighting? Are you not sure?

led closet drawer lighting shelf rod puck lighting

Here's the difference:

Task lighting is directed at a specific area to make it easier to complete a visual task, like determining if you have grabbed the navy blue shoes or the black shoes.

Ambient lighting is designed to illuminate areas of space in order to create certain effects.

For the majority of people with Reach In Closets or small Walk In Closets (5 x 7 or 8 x 10), TASK LIGHTING is the most appropriate.

So what choices do you have when it comes to task lighting?

Here are some great options:

cordless led lighting

Cordless LED Rechargeable Lighting (Hafele makes a product like this). There are magic words here. Cordless means you can put this anywhere and not have to be concerned about hiding wires. Rechargeable – we know what that means. And LED means long life (it also technically means Light Emitting Diode). All great contributing elements to a successful closet lighting venture.

Recessed or Surface Mount LED Puck Lighting – Puck Lights have been around for a long time. They're shaped like they are named and work in a wide variety of situations.

Remote Controlled Lighting ( Rev-A-Shelf makes a product like this). This option is great for the gadget friendly amongst us. As you can see from the picture, there is a remote control that looks much like your car key Fob. This feature allows you to control your lighting from the remote from a distance of up to 30 feet. And it's dimmable, so you can have the results of task lighting with the added benefit of ambient lighting.

remote controlled led closet lighting


Serving Chicago, IL - Northern & Central Illinois - Northwestern Indiana
Main Office-Showroom | 8N450 Tameling Court, Unit C, Bartlett, IL 60103

Call Us Today! 866-521-4267
© 2014 Closet Organizing Systems