Lighting design in the home, aside from lighting for vision, can also be provided for decorative purposes. There are various styles of luminaire available that can influence the appearance of a room through the lighting effect. Selection of luminaire can create different atmosphere and ambience within the home. Today we will look at wall lighting and how best to choose the right wall light for your home.
Explanation of light effects and types
As the name suggests, the light is aimed directly onto the object or surface to be illuminated. In some contexts this could also be referred to as downlight.
Light is aimed towards a wall, ceiling or other surface which is then reflected back at the area intended to be illuminated. Indirect light is typically soft or diffuse and devoid of glare.
Diffuse lighting is in most cases evenly distributed around its source, whether through a filter such as an opal glass or when the light is reflected off another surface.
The light is a combination of the above effects in that part of the light is directed toward the working surface, but then part of the light also illuminates the walls and ceiling above the fitting. This helps to remove the feeling of being in a cave that can be caused by direct lighting in rooms with high ceilings.
Lighting distribution is one of reason to select the wall light and it separates as an application type as following:
1. Valance Lighting – is located in a wood, metal or glass valance (horizontal shield) mounted above a window or high on the wall – allowing the light to bounce both upward and downward. The technique of bouncing light off walls and ceilings is known as indirect lighting, which is favoured by many lighting professionals because indirect lighting minimizes shadows and glare.
2. Bracket Lighting – is a fixture which projects from the wall that installed for aim up and down to impact to wall both up and down location. Mostly using in the bedroom for reading or in the kitchen.
3. Cove Lighting – is a form of indirect lighting built into ledges, recesses, or valances in a ceiling or high on the walls of a room. It directs light up towards the ceiling and down adjacent walls. It may be used as primary lighting, or for aesthetic accenting, especially to highlight decorative ceilings.
4. Canopy Lighting – is often mounted outdoors, under an overhang. These type of wall light illuminate the area below them. They can be fitted with clear lenses that focus the light or frosted lenses that diffuse the light, reducing glare and illuminating a wider area.
5. Cornice – is a wall light that permanently installed and project from wall. It has modern style and traditional style and apply for both direct and indirect light. Its light effect is for up and down to illuminate the walkway or table.
We can design in many lighting layout to create new ambient inside the room for relax or vigorous. Important thing is don’t miss to choose high quality wall light from LIGMAN that can support you in all application lighting.
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