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Effective Ways To Use Home Lighting In
Home lighting is arguably the most important element in home interior decorating. It is instrumental in setting the mood of any room.
To ensure that you will achieve the desired effect for your rooms, it is important that you first understand the four basic types of home lighting.
1. Ambient or general lighting – illuminates the whole room. You probably notice it from recessed and track lighting. Certain wall sconces are yet another example. I recommend that you install a dimmer with your track and recessed lights so that you have the added flexibility in adjusting the brightness.
2. Task lighting – provides sufficient light to help you perform the task at hand, e.g., reading, cooking, shaving, etc. Task lighting should be glare free. And it should make things easy to see without tiring or straining your eyes.
3. Accent lighting – is focused lighting that is used to illuminate a sculpture, piece of art, or architectural element in a room. Accent lighting is about three times as bright as ambient lighting.
4. Natural lighting – comes through windows, doors, and skylights. Depending on the time of day, season, or weather, it can vary in brightness and intensity.