For years, LED lights have been available in many forms, including interior lighting applications. LEDs are most commonly used in interiors for under counter, accent, and decorative lighting. If you’ve bought new Christmas tree lights in the past few years, there’s a good chance they were LED bulbs. Larger LED bulbs can replace track lights and incandescent bulbs, and have recently become more affordable and more readily available. They come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, including a candelabra shape to fit chandeliers. LED bulbs use less energy and don’t give off nearly as much heat as incandescent bulbs, or even the commonly used CFL bulbs.
As a designer, I am constantly walking the line between form and function. Just as alternatives to the curly-cue shape of CFLs have become available, I’m sure more aesthetically pleasing LED bulbs will flood the market as the demand becomes higher. We look forward to seeing what is new for LEDs and other light fixtures at the upcoming High Point Market. Be sure to check out the light fixtures provided by June DeLugas Interiors at our showcase home during the Parade of Homes in October.