These dark winter days need to be lit up. At home I crave light from sunshine through the windows, to fairy lights adorning my kitchen shelves. Landing lights, table lamps and floor lamps are left on all day on particularly gloomy days. Good lighting on grey days is so needed, but what will our energy bill be like?
Dan is slowly changing all of our bulbs from halogen to LED, low cost, low energy and they last for years. But I’m not keen the cold light they emit, preferring the warm glow of an Edison bulb. Style over substance, that’s me
Recently, I bought a clip on lamp from Ikea for the corner of our lounge. Stylish and discrete, this little lamp has lit up the corner with a soft warm glow. Little did I know that the bulb from Ikea is in fact an LED one. Mind blown, so I can have warmth and style and Dan can have energy efficiency – win win!
I’m now ready to replace all our other bulbs (once they die) to these little beauties. Doing our bit for the planet. Now I just need to be weaned off my tumble dryer addiction and all will be well.
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Lou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed. A UK lifestyle & travel blog
Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys and the founder of Sisterhood Camp – an annual creative retreat for recharging and empowering brilliant ladies, Lou is passionate about supporting and inspiring others whether through her workshops, writing, photography or lifestyle hacks.