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Home lighting has become a crucial aspect of the home decor. It conveys warmth and sets the mood of the home. This article brings out the various types of lighting in the home, and the light fixtures which can be used for each type.
There are basically three types of lighting seen in most of the homes: ambient lighting, task lighting and accent lighting.
Ambient lighting is that which provides general illumination to the entire room. It may be used specifically to enhance wall colors. Some of the fixtures that can be used to provide ambient lighting in the home are described below:
1. Uplights/Torchiere lamps: These are fixtures which direct the light in the upward direction, and hence can be used to create a soft and diffused light.
2. Wall sconces: These are light fixtures mounted on the walls, and provide a subtle background light . Hence, these can be used for ambient lighting.
3. LED Spotlights: These are popularly used to give walls and ceilings a beautiful look. A "party mood" can be produced by using high power wash lights or glass filters, which "bathe" the walls in different colors.
4. Recessed lights: Also called Downlights or Can Lights, these are installed into a small opening in the ceiling and project their light in the downward direction, which is diffused throughout the room. As they take up little or no ceiling space, they help to conserve space.They can be used in narrow and dark rooms, such as in bathrooms and near staircases.