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Dramatic Lighting with Wall Wash Lighting

April 09, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Light Fixtures, Wall Lighting

A popular used of recessed lighting is wall washing. Wall wash lighting simply floods a wall with a large amount of light.  This style of decorative lighting is often used in hotels and art galleries.  However, if you are looking for statement lighting for your home, consider using recessed lighting to create your own wall wash lighting.

Wall wash lighting

First Things First: Light Fixtures for Wall Washing

Wall washing cannot be achieved with all types of light fixtures.  Recessed light fixtures are commonly used for this style of lighting.  When placing these fixtures for this style of lighting, the fixtures should be close to the wall.  Unlike general lighting which focuses attention on the center of the room for even lighting, this style focuses on the outer walls of the room.  This creates a very dramatic effect especially if these fixtures will also serve as the main lighting of the space. (more…)

How to Incorporate Accent Lighting in Any Room

April 07, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options, Light Fixtures

Accent lighting is often used to highlight spaces or items in a room. It is often used with other types of lighting to complete the lighting plan.  Selecting a light fixture to provide accent lighting can be challenging.  We have identified an example of ways to use accent lighting in various rooms in the house.

dining room accent lighting

Accent lighting is lighting that is used to create a focal point in a room.  It is usually used to highlight the architectural features, wall art or furniture.  This style of lighting places concentrated light on the area or item in a specified area. If seeking a dramatic look, accent light fixtures should produce at least three times more lighting than the general lighting in the room.


Accent Lighting in Kitchens

accent lighting kitchen

There are many ways to incorporate accent lighting in a kitchen lighting plan.  Two of the more popular uses of accent lighting in kitchens are under cabinet lighting and cabinet lighting.  Under cabinet lighting are great for providing both accent lighting and task lighting.  These lights are hidden under the cabinets illuminating the kitchen countertops and backsplash.  However, cabinet lights are placed inside cabinets.  Usually, these cabinets are door less or have glass doors.  When combined with contrasting or colorful dishes. (more…)

Recessed Lighting:A Versatile Home Lighting Option

April 06, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options, Light Fixtures

Recessed lighting is a very popular form of home lighting. There are several ways to incorporate this style of lighting in your home. Recessed lighting is ideal for use in many rooms including kitchens, bedrooms, living rooms and bathrooms. Before deciding on a style of lighting, it is best to understand the type of lighting needed in a room. Let’s review some of the types of lighting provided by a recessed light fixture.




General Lighting

general lighting recessed lighting

Whether lighting a bedroom or a laundry room, almost every room will require general lighting. This is the overall illumination in the space. This light should allow visibility when in the space during the evening or nights. General lighting may not provide enough light for special tasks such as grooming or preparing food. This type of lighting usually serves as the base of the lighting plan for any space in the home. Recessed light fixtures are great sources of general lighting. When placing the fixtures in the room, it is important to space them in a manner that provides even lighting throughout the room. (more…)

Understanding Pendant Lighting

April 03, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Light Fixtures

pendant lightingOne of our favorite sites,, features a “Pendant Lighting 101” article on their site. The article is all about pendant lighting and how to effectively use lighting in your home.  Check out our brief summary of the article below:

Pendant lighting hangs from the ceiling provided lighting in many rooms of the home.  These type fixtures are very verstile and work very well in several styles of home decor.  While pendant light fixtures are great for providing task lighting, these fixtures also enhance the overall decor of the room. (more…)

Elegant Wall Sconce Lighting

April 02, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Light Fixtures, Wall Lighting

elegant wall sconce light fixture
One of the first styles of light fixtures was wall mounted lighting. Over the years, wall mounted latterns have evolved into wall sconces. Wall sconces are great for lighting hallways or dark corners of rooms. These fixtures are not ideal for lighting an entire room.

Wall sconces are commonly seen in bathrooms, hallways and kitchens. These fixtures are a great option for adding accent lighting or enhancing your current plan for general lighting. If you are looking for versatility, consider adding dimmers to your wall sconces which would allow different amounts of light to be released based on your need. (more…)

Room Temperature and Effective Lighting: Ceiling Fans

April 02, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Light Fixtures

bedroom ceiling fanCeiling fans are a great option for controling the temperature in a room without increasing your energy costs.  While many are aware of the coolign effects of ceiling fans, few are aware that ceiling fans can also distribute warmer air in a room.  While ceiling fans are wonderful for decreasing electric bills by limiting the used of central air and heat, ceiling fans without lighting can present another issue.

All rooms need some form of light.  Rooms with lots of windows may not require must light from light fixtures during daylight hours, all homes require some form of lighting in the evening and night hours.  When selecting a ceiling fan for your home, keep this fact in mind.  If you are lighting a smaller room or a patio, it is possible floor lamps can provide adequate lighting to function in the space. (more…)

Decorate Your Home With Lighting

March 29, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options, Light Fixtures

There are few things you can do in the home to improve look that are as simple and as efficient as changing the kind of lights you use. A change for example from standard incandescent bulbs to halogen spotlights or large pendant lights with subtle, low energy bulbs can drastically change the mood of a room and bring out the best in your internal decor.

How To Use Spotlights

Spotlights are great for highlighting certain areas in the room and make great lights to use for bathrooms. A well done spotlight setup in a bathroom can flood the room with light and can make a previously dull room sparkle, the same goes for bedrooms where using directional spotlights you can highlight different areas in the room and really bring out the best of your room decor.

Recessed ceiling spotlights are great for large or small areas to flood a room with light – this also gives the neatest installation and leaves an uncluttered look.

Using Large Pendant Lights

pendant light fixtureLarge pendant lights can be used in larger rooms and are great in kitchens. Lights are available in a variety of colours and materials which blend in with kitchen worktops, cupboards etc and as these sorts of lights give a natural flood of light to certain areas positioning is important. Of course you can always combine the aesthetic effects of using pendant lighting with more directional, sharper light you get from spotlights if you want for example to provide more light around kitchen worktops. (more…)

Secto Pendant Lamp by Seppo Koho

March 06, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options, Light Fixtures

Secto Design Pendant LampThe stylish Secto Design Victo pendant lamp by Seppo Koho is a simple and chic pendant lamp. The shades on this lamp are made of  PEFC  certified  Finnish birch. The shades consist of laminated birch slats  connected by rings of aircraft plywood. Step outside the box with this unique pendant light option by interior architect Seppo Koho.

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Chandeliers for Little Girl’s Bedrooms

March 01, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Bedroom Lighting, Light Fixtures

Every princess deserves a bedroom fit for royalty. Adding a chandelier to your daughter’s bedroom is a great way to add a touch of “royalty” to your daughter’s personal space. Check out these adorable bedroom chandeliers.

twin beds chandelier

Retail Therapy: Silver Mercury Glass Table Lamp

February 29, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Light Fixtures

Silver Mercury Glass Table LampThis stylish glass table lamp is the perfect accessory for a family room, living room or formal bedroom.  This glass lamp features a elegant perforated lamp shade.


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