Lighting for your Business or Home
Lighting is an essential feature for any room as it provides function and ambience. The type of lighting used can drastically impact the look and feel of the room. Every room uses two types of indoor lighting: natural and artificial. Indoor lighting uses windows, skylights, and other open designs that allow natural sunlight into a room. The effect of these lights depends on the time of day, weather, and season. Artificial lighting requires installtion and provides functionality since they are fully controllable. The most popular types of artificial lighting are ambient lighting, accent lighting, and task lighting.
Ambient Lighting: Otherwise known as general lighting and is typically centered on the ceiling to light a room with a broad glow around the room.
Accent Lighting: Otherwise known as object or highlighting lighting, uses directional lighting to highlight or contrast a specific object or feature in a room. This may be used to draw attention to a particular object, such as artwork, plants, or bookcases. Recessed and track lighting are two very popular options that are used for accent lighting. Accent lighting can not only add beauty to a room, it will allow increase your home’s value and improve nighttime safety if you leave on all night to serve as nightlights.
Task Lighting: These lights are used to perform daily activities such as reading, cooking, putting on makeup and more. This lighting is designed to enhance your ability to see clearly , without a glare, and reduce the stain on your eyes. For example, under-cabinet kitchen lighting provides task lighting for a countertop where food will be prepared.