I always thank the Heavens for giving me a jack-of-all-trade husband. I always say this, we’ve saved a lot of money on repairs and even in small carpentry work. Whenever he thinks he can do it, he’ll surely tackle the work himself. Well, not all. Especially when it comes to ESET Endpoint Security, I have to rely on the experts regarding this.
But, for home works and repairs. He’ll surely do them without ANY qualms. For free. Er, lots of coffee when he is working So, one weekend, he did set up the lighting on our kitchen/dining area. Here’s the drop light in the middle area…
I tell you, I want a three-piece pendant light, but the husband would not agree. He says it will be too low because our ceiling is not that high. So, there. We get to agree purchasing that round drop ceiling light for $35.
Can’t wait for my camera to click…
And, because the newly repaired kitchen has a cove ceiling -I begged the husband for that- it needs at least 4 pieces of light fixture to cover the entire area. Too many lights means additional electric consumption. The husband suggested we look for T5 Lighting System. So, he installed 4 units of 28-watts tubes inside the ceiling.
Testing. Checking on how it illuminates the kitchen. It looks dimmer in photo but truth is, our kitchen has never been this bright at night! So far. So good.
Facts about T5 lights:
For those who may want to ask what the type of lighting we used for the cove ceiling, we purchased T5 at the hardware shop. It is those light units that are small in diameter but super high intensity lights used in commercial or office spaces.
- A set of this T5 lighting system includes the electronic ballasts and the lamp or tube itself. It has different sizes. We needed the longest one though for our ceiling.
- For a 4-foot size, cost is around 359 pesos. Cost is depending on the brand you choose.
- As for consumption, T5 is more energy efficient than standard tube lights. It has a higher output level which can distribute more light source to any room or space.
- Tubes are sold separately when they do get burn out. Oh! I’m sure that would take years.
- As for the color, there are blue, white and yellow tone for this type of light. We chose the white one to complement the color of the walls which is in the brown family. A yellow tone will make the area look dimmer. We do not want that. The reason why we chose a round pendant light. We try to distribute the light all over the area.
Next time, when we’re done with the fixing and the cleaning, I’ll snap better photos of my simple kitchen.