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3 Types of Bedroom Lighting Ideal for Second-Shift Workers

Working second shift comes with many challenges, especially if you share a bedroom with another person. In many cases, you are not home until late at night and want to disturb your significant other or roommate as little as possible.

Instead of turning on all of the lights in the bedroom and creating problems, you can have a number of specialty lighting solutions installed. These lights give you the chance to easily see into the room yet are still dim or small enough that they don’t disturb others. Learn about these lights and the options you have for your bedroom.

1. LED Strip Lighting

One of the main reasons you'll want to flip on lights in the middle of the night is so you can make your way around the bedroom without tripping or fumbling around. One of the easiest solutions to this problem is with LED strip lighting. Strip lights are thin lights that you can lay across the ground. They install flat so they do not create a tripping hazard.

Position the strip lights around furniture like a bed or dresser. Then you can navigate around without stubbing your toe or causing issues. Light sensors may be installed on these lights so they automatically turn on when the room is dark. The automatic function will help save on energy costs, and you do not have to rely on anyone to turn the switch on for you before you arrive home from work.

2. Under-Cabinet Lighting

A type of lighting similar to LED strip lighting is under-cabinet lighting. Used often in kitchens, under-cabinet lighting is ideal for dressers, nightstands, and closets located within the bedroom. These lights are typically small light bulbs placed underneath drawers to give a soft illumination on the piece of furniture.

When you get out of work, you may want to change your clothes or get into pajamas. The under-cabinet lighting allows you to easily locate drawers, pull them open, and access things inside. The extra light will illuminate items in the drawers without the need for an overhead light or lamp.

When the drawers are not being used, the small accent lighting adds an elegant look to the bedroom and offers extra protection for navigating through the dark.

3. Headboard Accent Lighting

If the bed in your room has a headboard, then you have the chance to install headboard accent lighting. These dim lights provide a little extra light over your sleeping area in the bed. After arriving home from your work, your schedule may not be the same as the other person in bed. If this is the case, then you may spend a little time lying in bed before fully going to sleep.

The accent lighting provides enough illumination for reading or using various devices. You can place light controls on both sides of the headboard so only certain bulbs turn on and the other person is not disturbed. You may even have dimmer switches installed to adjust the brightness levels of the accent lights.

Headboard lights provide enough illumination to help with any things you may need to complete before you go to bed. For example, you may need to take contacts out, take night time medications, or prepare a mouth guard you wear to sleep. Having the little extra light allows you to complete these tasks without turning on the main lights in the room.

For all of your lighting needs, contact us at Supreme Electric. We can help you select light styles and install them as needed in your bedroom. The new lights will really change the mood and atmosphere in the bedroom.