In addition to atmosphere, safety in your home is often paramount. Lumorail LED Handrails can include an incorporated sensor, allowing your lights to be activated as you approach. With infra-red sensors incorporated into the LED handrail system, the stairs are visible at all times.
Until the advent of artificial lighting, the sun was the major source of lighting, and people spent their evenings in (relative) darkness. Now, in much of the world, evenings are illuminated, and we take our easy access to all those lumens pretty much for granted.