Electrical  /  September 16, 2021

How to Pick the Right Light Fixtures

How to Pick Light Fixtures

Learn How to Pick the Right Light Fixtures for Your Home

If you are upgrading rooms in your home or that one flickering light needs replacing, here are some ways you can find the right lights. Here are some of our favorite tips on how to pick out the right light fixtures for any room in your house. Depending on the need, space, and design of a room, you have many options to pick from.

The Room

Different rooms in your home will have different needs when it comes to lighting. Your garage or basement will want more fluorescent lighting, perhaps, if brightness is the goal to light up those areas without natural lighting or to create a bright workspace. If you are picking lights for a bedroom or living space, a warmer ambiance will create a comfortable setting whereas too bright or too many lights can make the room feel unwelcoming.

Types of Light Fixtures

There are three main types of lighting in a room.

  1. Ambient Lighting: The main light source; usually, recessed lighting or an overhead light.
  2. Task Lighting: Lights for an area where a specific activity takes place.
  3. Accent Lighting: Decorative lighting to create specific points of interest in a room.

When choosing between different kinds of light fixtures, the use of the light and space will dictate which one you choose. For example, under-cabinet lighting is great to light up counter-space in your kitchen. An open entryway can benefit from larger lighting like a chandelier without looking too cluttered. Get creative and cluster lights or have many kinds in one room instead of only a ceiling light as well to create different ambiances, moods, and focus.

There are many kinds of fixtures to choose from:

  • Desk Lamps
  • Chandeliers
  • Wall Sconces
  • Ceiling Lights
  • String Lights
  • Floor Lamps
  • Recessed Lighting
  • Under-Cabinet Lighting
  • Track Lighting
  • And More

Start looking and see how you can improve your home with these lighting tips. From ambient to accent lighting, there are many routes to go. Take your time and see what lighting works the best for you.

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