Published at Tuesday, January 16th 2018, 01:36:12 AM by Stasya Alla. Light. Downlighting is just that: lighting that shines down to illuminate a space. Down lighting can sometimes be referred to as general lighting. Once it was simply the only light source in a room — that single fixture in the middle of the ceiling. If this is your only option placement and quantity of fixtures are the keys to attaining a balanced lighting level while reducing dark corners. Pot lights are also considered downlighting.
Published at Tuesday, January 16th 2018, 01:18:23 AM by Stasya Alla. Light. If your cabinets don't go to the ceiling consider adding lights above the cabinets. Using a more powerful light source such as a T5 fluorescent increases the reflectivity of the ceiling thereby increasing the light in the room. While increasing light levels is important it is equally important to minimize glare. Use matte finishes to reduce light flares and glare.
Published at Thursday, December 14th 2017, 01:25:05 AM by Aoi Sakura. Light. Bright idea for dimmed lighting: To make the most of your lighting install the highest-wattage lightbulb possible then dim it down to accommodate the mood and lighting needs. Consider putting dimmers on both overhead lighting and lamp lighting.
Published at Tuesday, December 12th 2017, 01:51:59 AM by Stasya Alla. Light. In a renovation on the other hand we have to consider what effect a new skylight will have on the efficiency of the existing building. In some cases the additional sunlight (and therefore heat) can help reduce the amount of energy needed to heat the house. It depends greatly on the local climate but also on the design of the building envelope of the house.
Published at Monday, December 11th 2017, 01:51:52 AM by Flora Nicole. Light. Another important ceiling-based light source is the pendant or chandelier. The line between these two can be blurry as a chandelier is essentially just a large (and often more decorative) pendant light. Chandeliers also are more likely to have multiple bulbs (which help create more layers) but what is or is not a pendant is still a gray area especially with more modern fixtures like the one here.
Published at Friday, December 08th 2017, 01:51:46 AM by Flora Nicole. Light. This kitchen features several layers of light: The recessed cans provide overhead illumination the pendant lights above the island illuminate the workspace and undercabinet area and above-cabinet accent lighting gives the space a burst of savvy style.
Published at Thursday, December 07th 2017, 01:51:31 AM by Aoi Sakura. Light. Candles also offer wonderful sparkle and set a distinctly relaxing romantic tone. Just make sure you keep them well away from any flammable objects such as towels and hair and never leave them unattended.
Published at Tuesday, December 05th 2017, 01:49:23 AM by Aoi Sakura. Light. Bright idea for unexpected lighting: Look for opportunities to install light fixtures in alcoves tray ceilings and wall niches to trace interesting lines. Notice the hidden lights in the ceiling alcove above the cylindrical fireplace mantel here.
Published at Monday, December 04th 2017, 01:49:17 AM by Yessica Pepita. Light. Instead of or in addition to sconces hidden lights can add a general glow that bounces off the wall and into the room in an even subtler and more diffuse way. Cove lights are built into niches that hide the light source (often a plain LED strip) but hidden lights can also be obscured by medicine cabinets shelving or storage units.