Choose low-level light­ing with warm bulbs for re­lax­ing, bright Ceil­ing lights for gen­eral tasks and di­rec­tional lights for Close-up work

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di­rec­tional light and, as it comes in var­i­ous styles, it’s a great choice for ev­ery home.

Mul­ti­ple sources

A kitchen should ide­ally have lay­ers of light, start­ing with the ceil­ing lamp, down­lighters or spot­lights, fol­lowed by in­te­rior cab­i­net lights. Un­der-unit LED strip lights brighten the work­top and pro­vide dif­fused light while be­ing more cost ef­fec­tive and eco friendly. Don’t forget mood light­ing, too.

Wall-to-wall style

On their own, wall lamps won’t pro­vide ad­e­quate light, so com­bine them with ceil­ing lights or pen­dants. As most wall lights are hard­wired, they’re best planned as part of a ren­o­va­tion project. How­ever, lots of the newer ones lend them­selves to a style where the vis­i­ble wire is ac­tu­ally trendy and part of the de­sign.

Pool of light

Dra­matic pen­dants re­ally come into their own in a din­ing room, ide­ally placed above a ta­ble. Shaded pen­dants will pool light di­rectly be­low onto the ta­ble. As the am­bi­ence in a din­ing room is so im­por­tant, it’s worth com­bin­ing some kind of dim­mer sys­tem to con­trol the out­put.

These un­usual pineap­ple-shape bed­side lamps com­ple­ment the retro scheme in this bed­room

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