Lighting style in the home is determined by the type and placement. The different styles of lights have a significant impact on the ability to enhance the ambiance of an entire room or specific object. In the process of deciding on the home or office lighting, it is crucial to consider the different aspects that may influence the quality of illumination provided. Below are several types of lights to help illuminate the home:
Track lighting is a versatile style for the home. A light style of this design is attached to a solid track and secured to a surface like a wall or ceiling. Each bulb fixed to the track is design to move independently. This makes the track style a perfect option to illuminate a specific area or object, such as paintings or artwork. These light are also effective at providing an extra degree of illumination in work related areas. A kitchen with track lights directed at the work surface is a preferred use.
Recessed lighting (also referred to as downlights) is a style designed to recede into the surface of the ceiling or wall. Rather than hanging down, they are recessed to give an attractive finish to a room. Recessed lights are perfect in a variety of situations, from general use to creating a dramatic effect to accent an object. They are perfect for areas of the home in need of high levels of light such as a bathroom vanity or reading area.
Fluorescent lighting is a common style seen in commercial and residential settings. Fluorescents are perfect for the office or similar business setting since they are a more cost-effective option compared to the alternative of incandescent bulbs. The initial expense to install the fixtures and fittings for the fluorescents is more expensive, but in the long-term the cost of electricity is more appealing. Many homes use fluorescents in the kitchen area or garage because of the high light output provided. They offer a cold style of lighting so not attractive for general room illumination. Use incandescent bulbs in the living room or bedroom to offer a less harsh and comfortable lighting option.
All in all, if you are researching the wide-ranging choices in regards to lighting styles, it helps to choose the type designed to give a shadow free, even and gentle source of illumination to match the exact location and intended application.