Everything You Want To Know About Lighting!

What Is Basic Lighting?

Basic lighting spreads evenly across the room. This is the lighting that ensures that there is a general light. Often I use one or more lamps that scatter light in all directions or a fire that radiates to the ceiling.

This lighting ensures that the room is evenly illuminated and too large contrasts are avoided. It is practical when the basic lighting can be dimmed so that the atmosphere can be adjusted.

Basic Lighting With Ceiling Points

In almost every room you will find a power point in the ceiling centrally, which you can operate with the switch at the door. You can connect a beautiful lighter to this central box (technical term). That is a lamp that – as the name says – gives light to the ceiling. This gives you an even light that reflects the whole room.

Basic Lighting With Wall Points And Freestanding Lamps

When the electricity is re-adjusted, I always let a few power sockets with the general light switch of the room. You can also use free-standing lamps for general lighting. You can also solve this with home automation

Accent lighting has two tasks:

  • Ensure the correct work light. For example when reading a book, working at a table or lighting a painting.
  • The second task is to provide beautiful light accents that play a musical game with the necessary lighting.

Accent lighting makes it homely. These luminaires often provide directional light. For example as spot, reading lamp or a table lamp with a non-translucent cover.

Illuminate Details

Accent lighting is used to illuminate the beautiful elements of the room. This often happens through a ceiling spot or floor spot. But also a place built into the wall can do this well.

Ambient Lighting

Ambient lighting has only one task
Ambient lighting has the sole responsibility of creating atmosphere. Enlightenment hardly does it. You can call it a better glow. The most familiar form of mood light is the candle or the fire. But also a very dimmed table lamp, table lamp or very dumped spot.

Lighting Bonus Tips

Make A Lighting Plan : By making a schematic lighting plan for your living room, you ensure that the lighting of your living room is nicely balanced. In this article, I will teach you how to draw up a good lighting plan in 7 steps.

A Striking Lamp : It is sometimes said that you do not need to see the fire, but the light does. There is a good core of truth in this. The lamp, or the lighting fixture, is an accessory in the room. But this has a function, and that is giving light. That is the requirement. Besides, the lamp may, of course, be beautiful.

In our lighting plan, we often opt for a combination of unobtrusive lamps and a few eye-catchers. These lamps also deserve their attention when they are off.

Halogen, LED Lamp Or Energy Saving Lamp?

Light bulbs are almost impossible to get. Nearly every lamp is now available in an LED version. But often also in a halogen version. Which lamp should you choose now?

We always recommend choosing a luminaire that is suitable for a halogen lamp. Why? You still have the choice to switch the light source. Lighting fixtures that are only LEDs are often supplied with an LED light source. This is attached to the lamp. If there are faults, for example with a dimmer, or you do not like the light color, then you are stuck with this lamp.

If you have chosen the version with fitting, so the text suitable for halogen, you can turn different lamps in the fixture. Halogen, but also different LED lights. Also, make sure that your LED light is dimmable. Which LED Light Should You Want? The Choice Is Huge.

Light Color Lamps Living Room

A fire gives a specific color light. Some bulbs look very white, or even blue, while other bulbs give an amber glow. This is called a light color and is expressed in Kelvin. The higher the number, the excellent the light.

I have just completed an interior design for people who wanted to expand to create an entrance hall, which they now missed.

It involved an expansion of approximately 8 square meters. Eight expensive square meters, because building a small surface is a lot of paper. You talk about $ 20,000, which you can not spend on anything else.

I asked the question if it was necessary. My clients were convinced of the need. But after a very constructive design process, we found out that it was not so significant.

With a simple intervention, an empty utility room was transformed into a spacious hall with the storage options that you expect from a utility room. Without it becoming a utility room. And: the building was in a much more logical place.

By saving on the expansion, the money could be invested in more comfortable living. This way the roof is now insulated and a new kitchen are added.

Expand or Save?

That was not the only time I advised against a development. Whether the position of the expansion has changed. Not only to save money but if you expand it must be active. More floor space is not always the answer.

You do not want that in the middle of your living room an empty bare dark corner arises. You run that risk with an expansion. This can certainly be prevented with a smart plan and the right layout.…