Ambient Lighting - For those not a 100% sure on what this type of lighting actually involves, it simply provides an area or room with general illumination. In terms of wall lights for an ambient effect, if the room has high ceilings you can install sconces high up on the wall. Regardless of whether you utilize wall sconces or ceiling ones, good ambient illumination should not be harsh but should still flood the room with enough brightness that you are able to see and move around.
You can have these wall light fixtures installed over your reading desk, by the bed side or over the kitchen table. This means that you can place then in areas where you need light for a specific job only. or for illuminating a specific part of the house. I find it a good idea to combine the use of various wall light fixtures with fluorescent bulbs and low voltage lights since they are energy saving and environment friendly.
Accent Lighting - As its name suggests, accent lighting is used to accent (or highlight) features of interest and should be brighter than any ambient illumination. In a lot of spaces, it is used to add drama to a room, which, in turn, adds a sense of increased appeal. Wall lights used as accent lighting are commonly fitted with dark or opaque shades, as this forces the light to spread out from above and below the fixture, creating an attractive hourglass shape and dramatic shadows. Wall lights are commonly used to draw the eye to artworks, plants and even architectural elements.
The kids will want to play and enjoy their time in an area that suits their activities. There may be dress ups, colouring, drawing, building things, videos and reading, all in the same area. Consider what sort of lighting you need in that area and if you need lighting at all, especially if the area is usually being used during the day. Most area, despite being used in the day time will need some sort of lighting, and you may want special features such as dimmer switches or spot lights. Safety is obviously an important factor when it comes to planning the kids area. Ensure a qualified electrician fits all the lights and that no loose wires are present.
I'm going to start out by giving you a list of suggested rooms and walls that are quite appropriate to accommodate wall lighting. Although this is a comprehensive list, you may be able to come up with other walls in which to install wall lighting.
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