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Lighting can Add Delight to your House! - Lighting Basics

Lighting is an integral part of design of any interior or exterior space. Lighting is required for illuminating a space for tasks, safety & navigation purpose. It also plays a crucial role in creating ambiance and setting the mood of a space.


Lighting also creates shadows. A well-lit space creates drama of light and shadow.


By incorporating mood lighting and shadows, you can enhance the overall atmosphere and create a more dynamic and visually appealing environment.



Here are some types of lights that can be incorporated in a house:


1. Layered Lighting:


A combination of different light sources to create layers of light. This can include overhead fixtures, wall sconces, floor lamps, table lamps, and even suspended lights. Each light source can be controlled separately to create different moods and intensities for various tasks.


2. Dimmers:


Dimmers allow you to adjust the brightness level of the lights, which is essential for creating various atmospheres. Lowering the intensity of lights can create a cozy and intimate environment, while higher intensities can be used for functional purposes.


3. Warm and Cool Lighting:


The colour temperature of the light can dramatically change the colours and perception of the space. Warm white light (around 2700-3000K) tends to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere, while cool white light (around 4000-5000K) can create a more modern and energetic vibe. You can mix both to create a balanced effect.


4. Accent Lighting:


This can include wall washers, uplights, or spotlights directed at artwork, architectural details, or decorative elements. Accent lighting creates shadows, adding depth and drama to the space.


5. Task Lighting:


Task lighting is for areas where specific activities take place, such as reading nooks, study areas, or kitchen counters. Task lighting provides focused illumination for practical purposes and can be combined with other lighting elements for a more visually appealing setup.


6. Using light to make shadows:



Shadows add depth, texture, and visual interest to a space. The way a light source is placed can create interesting shadows on walls, ceilings, or floors. This can be achieved by using directional lighting fixtures or by positioning lights at different angles.














7. Smart Lighting Systems:


Installing smart lighting systems allows you to control your lights remotely or program them to change color and intensity throughout the day. Smart lighting systems offer flexibility and customization options to create various lighting moods and effects.

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