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Reading under a focused light creates less strain on the eyes. Cutting
vegetables in a bright light will protect your fingers. Having a conversation in
a dimly lit space can promote romantic developments.
All these facts are
expressions of correct lighting: the combination of the light bulb, the lighting
element and its design, its location in the space and the direction of the
light. In addition, a balance is needed between the different sources of light,
which are divided into functional, aesthetic and sculptural lighting elements.
When planning and designing light in a space, it’s important to use lamps and
fixtures that will suit your needs according to your daily experience. The most
important points are the type of the lighting, the selection of light bulbs, the
combination of all the lighting in a given space and suiting it to the
surroundings in terms of the color of the lamps, the material they are made of and their style.Types of lighting
Lighting includes general lamps that
illuminate every part of the space and constitute unified background lighting;
adjusted lamps, which have a defined purpose and focused light; and ambiance
lamps, which can be made to suit the mood.Ceiling lamps:
These are lamps or
fixtures that are hung, ceiling-adjoining or fixed in the ceiling.
They can range from a suspended crystal chandelier to minimalist lighting
elements that are almost invisible, such as track lighting. It’s important to
make sure that the light isn’t dazzling; therefore, the lampshade should
surround the light bulb or illuminate upwards. If the ceiling is low, it’s
preferable to position the light fixture as close to the ceiling as possible .to
create a more spacious feeling. Wall lamps:
These are wall-adjacent lamps, fixed
lamps or lamps that are hung on the wall. They leave the ceiling clean, produce
a pleasant light and provide focused illumination for activities such as reading or looking at pictures.
These lamps have a plug that
enables you to connect them to any electrical outlet in the house; therefore,
they are easy to move when needed. They provide good general or directional
lighting in different situations.
Types of light bulbs
Every light bulb has its
own characteristics of color, quality, technology and lifespan. The
choice of light bulb influences the atmosphere in the room, as well as the nature of the illumination.
This is the oldest and most common
bulb since its invention by Thomas Edison in 1879. It simulates natural
sunlight exceptionally well. However, the fact that it has a short
only about 1,000 hours -- and consumes a lot of energy has lessened its
popularity in the last few years.
This type of bulb is energy A
efficient, works for about 8,000 hours and produces five times more light than a
Livon bulb with identical power. The hue of its light is traditionally white and
cold, but in the last few years it has also become available in a warm and
yellow shade of light. PL bulbs are fluorescents with a screw thread that
enables them to be connected easily to standard light sockets.Halogen:
type of bulb produces a warm shade of light, works for 3,000 hours and consumes
half the amount of energy used by the Livon for the same output of light.LED:
The light-emitting diode is the most innovative form of lighting today, thanks
to the fact that it works for about 50,000 hours. Its hue of light can be
either warm or cold, and its energy consumption is very low. The strength
of the illumination is usually low, but now there are lighting elements that
take advantage of this economical bulb to produce stronger light