Lighting is a key part of interior design that can often be overlooked but it is an aspect of interior design that is vital to get right. This is because lighting plays an essential role in how we perceive a space and often how we act in a space. Therefore, when it comes to choosing lighting for your space, there are three key factors to consider which are the function of the light, the direction of the light and of course the aesthetic of the light. Here at Wyeverne Electrical, we have a range of lighting to suit your needs. We currently have a small selection in our range of lighting on our website which we hope to increase over the coming months. However, we have a wider range available in our store so if you are in the area it would be worth visiting the store and looking around our showroom.
Lighting is classified by three types, which are general lighting, task lighting and accent lighting. Task lighting is the more functional type of lighting and is often the most concentrated for the purposes of carrying out tasks such as reading or writing. Accent lighting is a type of lighting that is used to focus light on a particular area or object so is mainly decorative. General lighting is a type of lighting that fills in between task and accent lighting intended to create a general illumination of a space.
The type of room in which you are choosing your lighting for will affect your choice as how we act in these spaces differ so they require different types of lighting. It is also important to consider the size of your room as well as the shape of your room when choosing your light fittings, as it is important to get the right amount of light for that space. For example, compact spaces benefit from being well it and low ceilings benefit from the use of flush fittings as this gives maximum head clearance.
LED stands for Light Emitting Diode and is a semiconductor that when positively biased emits visible light. LED lighting is quickly becoming the future of home lighting. Even though it is a relatively old technology that used to be costly, the technology of LED lighting has developed rapidly over recent years with the prices getting lower over this time. Early LEDs had quite a low output but improvements in the technology over time has allowed for a much better performance.
SMALL SPACES AND CORRIDORS
It is very important to consider the shape of your space as well as the size when choosing lighting, as this will greatly affect the type of lighting you require. Smaller, more compact spaces benefit from being well lit, especially corridors because you need to be able to see where you are going. If these smaller spaces have low ceilings then they will benefit from flush light fittings in order to give the maximum head clearance as well as giving the impression that the ceilings aren’t as low. General or task lighting is usually appropriate for these areas to give a general illumination of the space or a more concentrated light if preferred.