In the past, people hung a pendant light with a large brass chain in the middle of a room. Today, a room in the house is illuminated with several types of light fixtures according to their function. The placements of the light should be determined by necessity. So, the spot of the light must be carefully planned. For example, the lights in the family room should be able to provide a comfortable and intimate atmosphere. While the lights for the bedroom must be able to provide a calm and relaxed atmosphere.
When the lamp installation is finished, try not to make the eyes dazzled. Even if the light is dimmed using a lampshade, the lamp should be able to provide optimal lighting.
Based on its shape and function, there are several types of light fixtures for home:
Ambient Lighting (General)
Light is emitted from the ceiling throughout the room. The lampshade gives a formal impression and suitable for low and not wide lighting. Pendant lamps are very decorative but can make the room seem cramped because blocking the view.
Spotlight (Accent Light)
Generally, light is directed to certain spots. Lampshade and reflector are used to merge and direct the light. There is a special lamp to provide a spotlight effect. Light can controllable and moveable. Another variation is installing diode and adapter in several ways. Also, a gas-filled lamp can adjust the illumination using a dimmer device.
Different Types of Task Lighting
Pendants Lamps as Task Lighting
A dinner table or kitchen island in the kitchen will be great if the light coming from above. A lampshade made of parchment, cardboard covered cloth, plywood, glass, or metal is suited for this type of lighting. Above the kitchen island, it would be perfect if you installed height-adjustable pendant light.
Desk lamps as Task Lighting
Task lighting should illuminate to one spot only, such as book or sewing material. Thus, distraction can be reduced and concentration will be increased. A special desk lamp with an adjustable instrument made of steel or synthetic material was born for this purpose. In addition, a desk lamp with a translucent lampshade can also create a special atmosphere. This type of lighting is usually used to create an intimate atmosphere.
Standing Lamps as Task Lighting
A standing lamp (floor lamp) is moveable so the light can is free placed as desired. A swingarm floor lamp is flexible, it will give more advantages for lighting than regular floor lamps. The amount of lightness in a room is determined by the lampshade material: glass, cloth, paper, or perforated metal. Generally, the lighting of a task lamp can be adjusted.
Wall lamp as Task Lighting
This wall lamp can save space because it only takes up a small space to install. As task lighting, this lamp is installed with an adjustable instrument so that the light can illuminate the desired area. This lamp can also add beauty to a room.