When remodeling or upgrading, lighting is a significant consideration for any home. There are three basic types of lighting; ambient lighting, task lighting, and accent lighting. Given that lighting accounts for roughly ten percent of a home’s overall energy consumption, it is important to chose lighting that is both visually appealing and energy efficient.
New lighting fixtures are installed in nearly eighty-five percent of all home remodeling projects, and contemporary lighting is the current trend. there are so many options that homeowners may feel overwhelmed with the decision.
The best approach to take is to simply go to a couple lighting stores and look around. Give yourself a chance to shop around and see all your options before choosing. This will eliminate future buyers remorse. A lighting professional can also help you by providing suggestions for the types of lighting that will best fit the need for the space.
Addressing the need is very important to ensure the space has enough light to be functional, but not so much light that it is uncomfortable. Designer lighting is also an option when looking for a high end lighting. These are the brands that are known for the ascetic beauty of their light fixtures.
Once you have had a chance to really look at all your options, you can start narrowing your choices down by other factors. Make a list of the fixtures you like and then decide if they will provide the light needed for the space. Will they fit in with the overall decor of the room? Are they function with the other things in your life such as children or pets?
The type of lighting you need with have a significant impact on the type of fixture you should choose. For example, task lighting needs to be direct lighting, so the fixture needs to be such that it can provide direct lighting. Hanging kitchen lights, table lamps, desk lamps, etc are all examples of task lighting.
Ambiant lighting provides lighting for a room; you do not want it to be direct and bright because they will be distracting. Ceiling lights with indirect light or globe lights provide good ambient light for a space. Choosing contemporary lighting is possible regardless of the type of lighting you need.