When choosing for your home first determine what your lighting goals are: Direct or task lighting is focused in the space you are trying to work. Ambient or indirect lighting is used for ambiance and for overall lighting of a space.
3 Tips for Planning Home Identify the activities that occur in each room. Identify the mood or ambiance that you want to create in each space. Identify any decorative elements you wish to emphasize, such as artwork or wall textures.
3 Steps to achieve a well-balanced room is to layer light sources. STEP 1: Identify the room’s focal points. Any room with multiple focal points will be the most visually interesting and balanced. This is where the brightest layer of light (task/accent lighting) should be directed. STEP #2: Add a middle layer of light that provides interest in specific areas without distracting from focal points (such as wall sconces!). STEP #3: Add a last layer that fills in the background.
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A well-lit is important for getting ready: the best choice for applying is sidelights, such as a pair of sconces flanking the mirror. An overhead light helps fill in any shadows on your face and also fully illuminates the room (important when cleaning).
Illuminate your living room with this tip: Light three of the four corners, focusing one of those lights on an object (art, a plant, a striking chair). Use a combination of table lamps and floor lamps, some with a downward glow and some that shine upward.
There are three types of #light distribution: 1. Omni-directional - a light that disperses in all directions. Recommended for your family room table lamps! 2. Semi-directional - where the majority of light goes in one direction, but a small quantity diffuses in other directions. Recommended in the kitchen and bathroom! 3. Directional - All light travels in one direction either as a narrow beam or a broad flood. Recommended for accenting artwork! #Sescolite #lighting
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Debra Kling Colour Consulting-New York & Connecticut 9-17-15
Poor in hallways, on stairs or pathways, can significantly increase the risk of falls in older people, and increase risk of burns and cuts in kitchens and workshops, as well as making reading and other tasks requiring detailed vision difficult.