Using the right lighting and lighting fixtures throughout your home is a skill that can help you enjoy even more time spent at home. That’s because home lighting can be useful for two intended purposes, the first function that functions, and the second is the mood.
Taking that into account, consider every room in your house and what is primarily used for it. What activities often occur in the room? How much light is usually needed for the activity? Is there an interesting place in the room that you want to attract attention?
Asking these questions can help you adjust the lighting design of your home so that it matches its shape and function. Most lighting equipment you choose for your design will most likely fall into one of three categories, general lighting, task lighting, and accent lighting. Let’s discuss these things in more detail.
General lighting is probably the type of lighting that is familiar to most people. It’s very simple the most prominent lighting source in the room, very often overhead equipment. As the name suggests, this provides an overall general light source for the entire room. This type of general lighting equipment can be very simple or very ornate, but their first and foremost job is to provide enough lighting for the occupants of the room to move safely.
The next type of home lighting that we want to consider is called task lighting, and this is an area where many home lighting designs are found to be insufficient. The purpose of task lighting is to help illuminate certain areas for certain types of tasks to be carried out there. For example, if there is a reading area in the room, it would be appropriate to have a floor lamp or desk lamp that is placed very close to the seating arrangement with the right wattage bulb to ensure that someone will be able to read comfortably not only for a few minutes, but even for long periods. long time.
Again, this is where many home lighting designs fail. Quite often, many people expect general lighting equipment for each room enough for the tasks performed there. But this is not always the case, especially with activities that require focused reading for a certain period of time, or special tasks performed in the kitchen. So the use of appropriate task lighting can increase the enjoyment and effectiveness of tasks and activities carried out at home.
Finally, also consider accent lighting. This kind of lighting equipment is not intended to provide lighting for activities in a particular room, as much as is intended to focus attention on certain features or areas of the room you want to highlight or adjust the atmosphere. A good example of accent lighting is when the lights are focused on the painting on the wall. These lights do not contribute much to the overall light level of the room, but they really attract the attention of the painting, which was designed for them to do.
There is a series of almost endless lighting fixtures that can be used for all three types of lighting, whether general lighting, tasks, or lighting. But try to think ahead and plan every room in your house so you can use each type of lighting equipment for its maximum potential.