Keep in mind that you must ensure that your wine room is installed with the right components for you to enjoy your favorite hobby. One of the reasons that cause wine spoilage is installing the wrong lighting system. You can add a luxurious feel to your wine cellar while keeping our wine collection safe by adding a proper lighting system installed by an expert.
How to Have a Safe Wine Cellar with the Right Choice of Lighting System
Creating the ideal environment is the key to long-term wine storage. Light is one of the factors that must be given attention when building a wine room. It must be regulated so as not to cause heat damage to your wines. In addition to an efficient wine cooling unit, you will need a proper lighting system. Learn more about the importance of choosing the right lighting for your wine cellar.
Protects Your Wines from Damages Caused by UV Light and High Temperatures
Wine collecting is an enjoyable yet expensive hobby. Therefore, you must know how to care for your favorite vintages for long-term storage.
Keep in mind that they must be kept from harmful light sources to protect their quality. It is the main reason why they are ideally kept in a room with no direct sunlight and are placed in dark-tinted bottles.
Excessive exposure to light and heat will alter the chemical composition of your wines, causing off-flavors and aromas. Fluorescent and incandescent bulbs should not be used in residential and commercial wine cellars because they emit too much heat and UV light.
These types of wine cellar lighting also have adverse effects on the performance and longevity of your wine cellar refrigeration unit. Too much heat will result in extreme temperature fluctuations, causing the wine to have an unpleasant taste and smell.
At Custom Wine Cellars Orange County, we use LED (Light Emitting Diode) wine cellar lighting systems, known to be safe for wine cellars. They emit minimal heat and zero to minimal UV light.
In addition to preventing fluctuating temperatures, using LED lights will also prevent your wine cooling unit from overworking. When your refrigeration system works hard to achieve the optimum conditions in your wine cellar, it will eventually break down and cause you to request repair service or replacement of your equipment.
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LED Wine Cellar Lighting is Energy-Efficient and Lasts Longer
LED lights are also energy efficient and have a longer lifespan compared to other lighting options. They can last up to 100,000 hours of usage. We can install a timer and a dimmer switch. The timer will allow you to set the length of time you want your lights on. The dimmer switch will help control the brightness in your wine room. Increasing the brightness will also increase the heat inside your wine cellar.
Create a Functional and Visually Appealing Wine Display with an LED Wine Cellar Lighting System
At Custom Wine Cellars Orange County, we design eye-catching wine racks and install lighting systems that will highlight our client’s collection dramatically. We want every wine cellar to be unique. We offer various types of wine cellar lighting to cater to the needs of our clients.
Track Wine Cellar Lighting
Emphasize or highlight one or more sections in your wine cellar with a track lighting system, which is also known as the spotlight. It can be mounted on your walls or ceiling. It is composed of track heads, which you can move in any direction.
Recessed Can Lights or Downlights
If you are looking for a lighting option that is ceiling-mounted and has a streamlined look, you may choose recessed can lights. The housing of a recessed light is installed in a hollow opening in a ceiling. The compatible trim is installed into the housing.
Recessed lights are available in different styles and shapes, offering design flexibility. One example of a recessed lighting system is the puck light. Depending on your chosen style of light, it creates either a diffused or focused light.
If you prefer indirect lighting in your wine cellar, we recommend the wall sconces. This type of lighting creates a vintage ambiance in wine rooms. Common styles of sconces include the electric candle, electric bulb, and candle sconces.
The shape of the bulb plays a role in the way the light spreads out in the room. Half-moon-shaped bulbs create an upward light. For a moon-glow effect, you should go for a full-cover opaque lens.
Rope Lighting System
The rope wine cellar lighting system consists of a long cylindrical tube of lights. It is commonly used to highlight the display rows in the racking and create a glowing light that provides an ample amount of light for reading the wine labels. This type of lighting is the best option if you want minimal light inside your wine cellar.
LED Strip or Ribbon Lights
This lighting system consists of a flexible circuit board with LED lights. These strips are flat and easy to install. They are easy to customize to suit your needs. The lights can be controlled through wall switches and wireless dimming systems.
Choose chandeliers if you want to add a medieval feel to your wine cellar. They are often large with more than two light-bearing arms. Refracted light is created using ornate chandeliers consisting of dozens of lamps and crystal prisms.
Hire an Expert in Wine Cellar Lighting
One of the many ways to create a well-lit and safe wine cellar is by installing the proper lighting system in it. At Custom Wine Cellars Orange County, our experts will ensure that your lighting will not cause any harm to your wine collection. Moreover, we will also see to it that your wine room is illuminated with elegance.
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