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Understanding the different types of lighting controls
eletree-wordpress March 19, 2024

In creating a well-designed and functional space, understanding the different types of lighting is fundamental. There are three basic types of lighting: ambient or general lighting, accent lighting, and task lighting.

Are you looking to illuminate your space but unsure which type of lighting is best suited for your needs? You’re not alone. Lighting plays an essential role, from impacting our mood to enhancing productivity and even influencing sales in retail businesses. 

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There are three main types of lighting: ambient or general lighting, accent lighting, and task lighting.

Ambient lighting provides overall illumination for a space and can be used for comfortable movement.

Accent lighting creates visual interest by drawing attention to specific design elements.

Task lighting, on the other hand, is localized light that’s bright enough to perform specific tasks, such as cooking or reading. The appropriate use of these three types of lights can elevate the aesthetics and functionality of a space.

Examples of application include using ambient lighting in living rooms, bathrooms, and dining areas; adding accent lighting to highlight artwork or architectural features; and providing task lighting for activities like reading or working at a desk.

Ref: First Source Lighting

Lighting installation by Ocean Electrical
Lighting installation by Ocean Electrical

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