How to Choose Lighting

People don’t realize how important lighting can be. Most of the time it goes unnoticed. However, it can be used to create a desired effect in a space. Think of the different types of restaurants. Lighting is a major contributor to the ambiance in your favorite places. Dim lighting often creates a more intimate setting. This type of lighting should be used in bedroom, restaurants, movie theaters, and places that don’t require fine motor skill work. Whereas bright lighting gives off energy,  and can be used to foster productivity. Bright lighting should be used in kitchens, office spaces, schools, and any where lots of work is done. Large statement lighting pieces can be used to create a feeling of grandeur or luxury. These lights are typically used in spas, hotels, and luxury resorts. Contemporary lighting pieces can be used like pieces of artwork. These are usually found in homes, stores, and galleries to attract attention or start a conversation.

Example of dim lighting at a restaurant.

Example of dim lighting at a restaurant.

Here is an example of bright lighting used in a kitchen. The combination of natural light and ample artificial lights, makes this kitchen a suitable space for any kind of dinner party.

Here is an example of bright lighting used in a kitchen. The combination of natural light and ample artificial lights, makes this kitchen a suitable space for any kind of dinner party.

Retrieved from:    contemporarychandeliercompany.co.uk This example of a statement chandelier gives a sense of luxury. It's probably because these types of chandeliers are not cheap!

Retrieved from:    contemporarychandeliercompany.co.uk This example of a statement chandelier gives a sense of luxury. It’s probably because these types of chandeliers are not cheap!

Sculpting the light (shadow art) By Fabrizio Corneli Finally the most intriguing type of light is lighting that is also art. It is unique, beautiful, and interesting.

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