What’s one of the first things you do when you walk into a home, or get out bed in the morning? Flip on a light switch , (or tell Alexa to do it for us these days). Lighting has moved from functional to a necessary and inexpensive design element for our homes.
Many people don’t realize that the default home lighting is still stuck in a functional state. Bright lights shining down on you from your ceilings. The right lighting can transform a room. Soften the colors and set the tone for each room.
There are three basic types of lighting in a home, AMBIENT, ACCENT, and TASK lighting. It’s best to create a layered approach to your lighting so you are not relying on a single light to do all the work.
Ambient light is your overall or general lighting is usually the source that we think of when we walk in a room and flip that switch.
Task lighting usually targets a specific are of a room. Perhaps over your kitchen counters or office desk. Table lamps are another type of task lighting.
Accent lighting is often considered highlighting in a room. Think of the lighting over artwork, plants, bookcases, outdoor landscape lighting. All accenting something you want to draw attention to.
If you are doing a remodel on your home or room, consider your lighting plan early to save you time and money. We can help you install cove, soffit, and valance lighting, which are common architectural lighting that provide a nice even distribution of light while concealing the source. When you have a single light coming from a lamp or ceiling bulb, you get harsher lights and shadows.
Look at each room and consider what the focal point is for each. Do you want to accentuate that with lighting? Are there areas of the room you’d like to make sure are NOT featured?
Also, don’t let dangling cords and misplaced fixtures set the wrong tone for your home. You don’t have let the power cords show. We can run them behind the wall and drop the lighting in wherever you’d like.
So if you are planning a BRIGHTER 2019, give us a call and let’s talk lighting!
720.607.0139 or email Jake at SchreckElec@gmail.com
Denver area electrician!