The first major thing to avoid, when you’re leasing an apartment, is tearing down the wall to re-wire it. This will break the terms of your lease, and any deposit you’ve put down will be forfeit. In addition, the owner could potentially seek compensation for damages.
Even if you hire the best electricians and plasterers to carry out the work, you would still be at fault unless you then had the wiring stripped out and all the job cleaned up before you left. If you think ceiling lighting is essential, then negotiate with the owner, ideally before you sign the lease in the first place.
But mostly, you’ll need to avoid big re-wiring jobs. Even things like strip lights or wall fittings might need to be ruled out if the adhesive or screws would damage the paintwork, so always check before you stick things up that might cause future problems.
When it comes to the brightness of your light, the brighter the better right?
Well, not necessarily.
Avoid just buying the brightest option because, in a confined lamp or apartment space, it might look harsh or cast darker shadows around the rest of the room. Don’t buy one that’s too dim, either. The best option is a dimmable lamp or a smart version, which lets you adjust it to suit the room. But otherwise, plan the light and the direction before deciding on the right brightness for your space.
Novostella Tunable White Strip Light could produce a warm-white shade of lighting (colour temperature 3000K-6000 kelvin), to create a cosy and welcoming feel. There is separated button to control multi modes, included warm white, nature white, daylight white, night light modes. It enables you to DIY different lighting styles depending on your mood.
Finally, consider your neighbors.
Apartment blocks are often close together, so even on a high floor, you might have a neighbor opposite. Laws on light pollution vary depending on where you live, and most of them apply to outdoor lighting only. But, you could still attract complaints if you install a light that shines directly out of a window into a neighbor’s living space.