Home Lighting Tips and Trends

If you are wondering what are the home lighting tips for 2010, read on.

The trend in home lighting this 2010 exemplifies the use of several light fixtures to achieve a fashionable layer of beautiful light effects. It involves concealing the light on walls and floor areas and the effective distribution of light in a room depending on the purpose that the room serves. The more control the user has on the source of illumination, the more energy efficient the home lighting is.

When installing home lighting, it is important to plan out what a certain room will be used for to determine the level of light you will use. For an open plan environment, it is advisable to create layers of lighting by using dimmers. This way you will be able to light three different areas such as the dining room, the living room and the kitchen area all at the same time.

There are several home lightning effects which can be operated separately to form different moods in just the flick of a switch. The most basic of these is the ambient lighting. It refers to the background or overall lighting and is created with the use of wall lights, center lights, down lights as well as table lamps. It provides soft illumination that doesn’t glare in your face and it allows you to easily set the mood with a dimmer switch if your light-fixture has one on it.

Another lighting effect is called task lighting, which involves installing specific lighting for certain areas like the stairs, the reading room, or the kitchen. You can use LEDs for the stairs while lamps for the reading room and down lights for other areas like the kitchen. If you need to study, or want to read or even make your weekly crossword puzzles, using task lighting is perfect for these tasks. With their use you can also easily go on about your crafts that you are doing as they will keep your eyes from being strained and getting tired too easily too fast.

The third effect is the accent lighting or the strategic use of light to add glamor to a space and to add interest on a dull space. This effect can also be used to highlight a piece of art like a sculpture, a painting, a stone wall, a water fountain or any other home accessories that you are proud of and want to highlight to your guests.

Consider the sources of light as well. Remember that the best source of light is always of low voltage as this is the closest to natural daylight. This is ideal for the kitchen area while the traditional tungsten bulb makes a good choice for table lamps for giving a nice warm glow.