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The Four Types of Lighting and How You Can Use Them in Your Home!

The Four Types of Lighting and How You Can Use Them in Your Home!

It's just the truth. When you've put so much time and effort into finding the perfect couch, matching end tables, that great coffee table that you've searched everywhere for - you need to make sure that those pieces are seen in the right light (literally!). Sometimes lighting can be an overlooked feature by DIY home designers, but since you are more educated and reading this blog - you do not have to suffer the same fate!

When lighting your home, it's important to choose fixtures for accent and decorative lighting after you are already aware of what your needs are. You need to have a plan for the overall feel of what you want your space to look like. All four of the following types of lighting are important because they work together to highlight your style, statement pieces and of course, to enhance your comfort level in your space.

You will find that different types of light fixtures can overlap and act as more than one source of light. Chandeliers, for instance, can be one's main source of light (their general lighting) or they can act as an accent light - especially when a dimmer is used. LED Strip Lights and recessed lighting are great for use as accent lighting or ambient lighting, depending on how they are directed.

Layer these types of lighting altogether, and you've got a completed look. Let's dive in.

The four types of lighting include General, Accent, Decorative and Task Lighting.

General lighting is often referred to as 'ambient lighting' or 'mood lighting' and pertains to the level of background light in a particular space. This type of lighting provides the bulk of the light for everyday tasks and can consist of natural light, artificial light or a combination of both. Generally speaking, when choosing the general/ambient lighting for your space, you want it to look as close to natural light as possible. LED lights are great for this purpose as LED bulbs create a clean, natural light all while saving energy.

Ambient lighting is good for general lighting purposes (ie. walking into a room and turning the ceiling lights on so you can see) but it is not ideal for specific tasks or highlighting details of the room. If you are trying to provide general lighting for your room, some examples would be through the use of chandeliers, floor lamps, table lamps, traditional recessed lighting or LED track lighting. When it comes to your primary source of light in a given room, you can essentially choose any type of fixture you would like.

Of course, you must choose the right bulbs for your ambient lighting!

Be sure not to get bulbs that are too bright! Appropriate and effective ambient lighting should be warm enough to contour the objects in your room, but not be so bright that it creates harsh, unwanted shadows. In terms of bulbs, for ambient lighting a living room should use 1,500-3,000 lumens.

Some examples of General Lighting from Showcase Chandeliers:

Accent lighting is perhaps my favorite type of lighting. Some examples of accent lights include chandeliers with dimmer switches, can lights and uplights, candlelight and lighting installed inside glass cabinets or on media furniture.

Wall lights, including wall sconces are a great source of accent lighting as well as they provide extra detail and style as well as that second layer of lighting for the room.

The same goes for chandeliers, when both of these fixtures are installed with a dimmer switch, they add a lot of depth and interest to your room. When choosing accent lighting, think of specific details, architectural features or other design elements you would like to highlight. Think of these elements as if each piece were a work of art that you would like to call attention to, after all they are! Your home is a beautiful, functional work of art, light it accordingly.

Some examples of Accent Lighting from Showcase Chandeliers:

Decorative lighting can be any type of fixture, (chandeliers, pendants, flush mounts, track lighting, etc.), the difference here is that the decorative fixture is meant to be seen. A statement piece if you will. Keep in mind, however, when choosing statement pieces such as floor lamps or specialty sconces, that different lamp shades and pendants will create different lighting effects in the room. For instance, if you buy a lamp shade that has thick stitching to form an intricate pattern - when you turn that lamp on, it will create shadows in the room of the same pattern. Certain pendants made of glass or other translucent materials may create patterns in the room also. Once you know how the decorative lighting piece will affect the room and play with other lighting elements - ensure that your piece is in line with the overall theme of the room.

Some examples of Decorative Lighting from Showcase Chandeliers:

Task Lighting Is used for a specific purpose. If you enjoy reading in your special chair by the window, you may want to get a reading lamp. Serious cooks who spend a lot of time in the kitchen may want task lights in the form of down light pendants over the kitchen island. In other words, task lighting is used to provide better quality light for certain situations. Desk lamps, swing arm lamps, under counter lights, vanity lights and adjustable floor lamps are all great examples of task lighting.

The Holtkoetter Lighting For the Aging Eye Series is a great example of task lighting. Especially for those who may need a little extra help seeing to read - Holtkoetter got to work researching the exact amount of lumens needed to help aging eyes read better - the answer is 3,000 lumens! Thus, the Lighting For the Aging Eye Series offers the perfect amount of light for reading and other specific tasks.

When choosing what task lighting to purchase, start by room. What do you use this room for? What specific task needs to be highlighted in this room? And go from there!

Some examples of Task Lighting from Showcase Chandeliers:

As always, we hope this blog was helpful for you. Now you know how to approach lighting your home with a full, well-rounded perspective. Layering your lighting and highlighting accent pieces will make all the difference in how you feel in your space. Good luck with your new lighting project and we will see you in the next Blog!

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