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INTERIOR LIGHTING

Importance of suitable styles of lighting in any space, Lighting design plays a key role in creating the right mood and adjusting the ambience of interior spaces. Various lighting tools to can build flexible environments that can be tailored to the unique requirements of our clients.


General lighting is one of the first levels of lighting utilized in contemporary interior design and relates to the illumination used by the general lighting of rooms. Such forms of lighting sources have simple lighting specifications to build an open room where people can walk about comfortably in a secure manner. Enclosed ceiling lamps, or overhead ceiling installations, may fulfill general lighting needs.













INTERIOR ILLUMINATION STYLES

The five main indoor lighting types are: general, ambient, mood, task and accent. Most lights can fall into a different categories (depending on their location, brightness and use), but a basic knowledge of increasing particular form of lighting may be very useful when designing an efficient scheme.



1. General lighting

General lighting is the fundamental cornerstone of a lighting system, supplying a uniform glow over a whole room and technically illumination a area, rather than for esthetic purposes. The general lighting feature is that it is typically clear, and can be regulated by a dimmer switch to allow for changes in daylight.

A central pendant light may be the most commonly used source of general lighting, and may be an important part of the room design. A luxury candlestick or art installation both makes great visual statements in a room and directs the eye.

A simplified lighting scheme is generally considered to be vastly inadequate to create a welcoming space.
















2. Ambient lighting

The next lighting component i s ambient lighting, and

i s a perfect match for general illumination. Both types share important features - they are primarily functional and used to illuminate a whole area. The principal

difference between the two i s in their light direction., The ambient lighting is often used to alter the appearance or size of a space.

Ambient lighting i s indirect and therefore lighter than general lighting - since i t typically does not use

down lighting, i t does not produce unflattering shadows.



3. Task lighting


As the name suggests task lighting is any form of light used for a specific purpose, such as reading or cooking. Those lights would have a higher wattage by default than most other lamps. However, always combine with adequate ambient light to avoid eye strain caused by the sharp contrast between the light and the dark areas.

Reading and working areas (such as this Intarya home office) are two of the more noticeable areas requiring job lighting. Balanced arm lamps make great desk designs while flexible reading lights fixed close to a headboard are great for reading during bedtime.

Lighting may also be used to create foot movement paths in a room or corridor or in the form of floor-level directional lights or staircase lights.




4. Mood lighting


Mood lighting is just as important to a room's overall look as general and ambient lighting and without it a space will be empty. It renders a space happily welcoming by making light pools that offset the shadows created by the general illumination. It is also an essential aspect of the style of a room, since it appears to be as much about form as it is about function

Since mood lighting is always the lighting layer nearest to eye level , it is important to block any haze with a filter from the unsightly bare bulbs. The same happens to the general or ambient lighting, whether you can see the bare bulb from below.


There are also other factors even when it comes to colors. Equipment will also be painted with a shadow-dumb equipment looks bad and breaks the aesthetic. Textures can also change the appearance of a lamp especially when it is illuminated – for example, rougher linen designs create a different light than a glossy satin shade.



5. Accent lighting


Similar to task lighting, accent lighting has a particular purpose, which is any lighting that has been deliberately added to emphasize a specific feature in a room. Examples of accent lighting that enhance the pieces and prevent them from being lost in an under-illuminated space are spotlights that highlight artworks, sculptures and objects in cabinets or pedestals.


Architectural lighting may also be used as well as ambient lighting in the accent lighting. Accent architectural lighting tends to be a little more subtle but emphasizes textures and defines perimeters rather than a specific object.




Different types of lighting fixtures


Pendants: This type of fixtures, for example a kitchen island or a table, are suspended from the ceiling and direct light downwards. It adds a given space to the decorative element.


















Wall scones: Mounted on the surface of the wall, scones may direct light upwards or downwards, or in both directions, adding elegance to the room.

















Valance lighting : In this illumination, the fixtures may be placed any way high on a wall, in a horizontal screen, in metal, wood, on the glass, etc.
















Track lighting : Here a linear cable with several adjustable heads is fixed along a track.














Chandeliers : These decorative illuminations are hung on the ceiling and suspend light at the entrance or on a table. It magnificently brightens up the room.














Ceiling Lights : The ceiling light fixtures contain a shade of plastic or glass that conceals the bulb. This illumination was used in homes for many decades.














Under cabinet: These are mounted, as the name suggests, under the cabinets, like those in a kitchen. Often it has a fixture in puck-shaped form.














Floor lamps: These are put on the floor and available in different sizes and forms, such as small, tall, voluminous and petite. This is an outstanding piece of decoration for any house.















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