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The Essentials of Closet Lighting

So simple- and yet underappreciated- closet lighting can be an afterthought when planning a custom closet, pantry, mudroom, or laundry room for your home. Take a moment to browse our sample closet photos and configurations, and you’ll notice Victory Closets focuses on lighting for function, making use of existing lighting in order to minimize unnecessary spending.

For customers looking to push the envelope on aesthetics (and who have the extra budget), there are additional features to consider, and one clients typically ask about is lighting. While aesthetically pleasing, lighting can be an unnecessary expense. With proper closet design, extra lighting doesn’t really add any benefit.

But, lighting can be fun, so here are a few general tips for planning lighting in your closet space. The best part is that you don’t need expensive upgrades to act on these recommendations!

Choose LED

The decision to choose LED lights for your closet doesn’t just make it brighter– LEDs save you money with their energy efficiency. They also last for many years and give off minimal heat. If this option seems like too much of a bright idea, don’t worry, you can easily add dimmer-style switches for more control.

Just as important, selecting the right color temperature bulb can help you properly determine the color of your clothes. When natural lighting is unavailable, whether due to nightfall or a lack of windows, you want to be sure what you’re wearing is the right color. A color temperature between 3000K-3500K gives light that’s more white and less yellow, which will help you accurately determine colors.

Choose function, without sacrificing design

The right lighting for your closet space can be aesthetically appealing as well as functional. Custom closet systems from Victory Closets make the best use of your homes existing lighting.

Don’t forget the details

If you don’t have a Victory Closet, you probably have a few dark, small spaces in your closet that could use a bit more light. Under-cabinet lighting and tape or ribbon lights can enhance this space and make it appear larger than it actually is. Drawers may also benefit from additional lighting. Remember, a well-lit closet is a great way to brighten your day and send you out the door in a pleasant mood.

We hope you find these tips beneficial, and encourage you to pass them along to others who may be interested. If you’d like to talk with someone about a custom closet system that makes the most of your existing lighting, give us a call at 866-VCLOSET or email us at and we’ll be happy to discuss your closet project with you!