Different types of Lighting

May 26, 2017 by caitlynwilliams

The wise lighting option for the house is to use a collection of different types of lighting. Experts suggest that dealing in the lightning is to create three layers of lighting options that are ambient, task and accent as each type meets a particular need.

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Intended to create a uniform light level throughout a space, independent of any other special lighting that may be needed in targeted areas of a room general lighting, also called as ambient lighting provides overall illumination for the room. This type of lightning takes many forms such as ceiling-mounted or recessed fixtures that direct light downwards as well as wall sconces or floor lamp torchieres that wash the walls with light.


The main purpose of task lighting is to target a particular area of room to illuminate it. Areas of a home that require task lighting, like areas in the kitchen where food will be prepared, seating areas where reading will take place or any particular places where to need to some sort of paperwork.


This lighting brings attention to a particular object such as art work, plants or bookcases. Accent lighting is often called as highlighting as it is used for outdoors to draw the eye to a particular area of the landscape.

While planning the layers of lighting in the room one should go for ambient lighting first, then consider task and accent lighting.

Lighting Fixtures

Various choices are there for lighting in the home, spanning from integrated architectural solutions which require skillful contractors and tradesmen, to the decorative lamps needing only to be placed on the table and plugging to the nearest outlet. Most fixtures are versatile enough to be used in a number of ways, excluding few fixtures which more commonly associated with a particular layer of lighting ambient, task or accent.


Mounted from the ceiling, track lighting is made from a linear housing containing several heads that can be placed anywhere along a track; the direction of the heads is also adjustable. Track lighting is often used for task or accent lighting and it consists of a linear housing containing several heads that can be positioned anywhere along a track and is adjustable.

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