Category Archives for Lighting

How to Make a Lamp Base

Making a Lamp Base With a little ingenuity, you can improvise your own table lamps from a variety of containers, provided that whatever you choose is sturdy enough to support a bulb-holder and shade. Old bottles, narrow-necked jugs, interesting vases … Continue reading

01. June 2011 by admin
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Putting Up Lighting Track

Tracks and Wiring Putting Up Track A spotlight track is electrified along its entire length so that a series of lights can be fitted. The tracks come complete with mounting clips and are in plastic or metal. There are basic … Continue reading

01. June 2011 by admin
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Fitting Downlights

How to Fit Downlights Downlights are not difficult to fit, assuming there is a power source nearby — there is no need to remove floorboards and to work from above, nor do you have to remove an entire section of … Continue reading

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Successful Interior Design: Types of Lights

Ceiling Lights An overhead fixture — either a pendant or one or more ceiling-mounted lights — is one of the commonest ways of providing general lighting. Used on its own, however, overhead lighting can distinctly lack subtlety, be rather obtrusive … Continue reading

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Lighting in the Home

LIGHTING Domestic lighting fulfils a number of functions in the interior. In practical terms, it is a supplement or substitute for natural daylight activities, enabling ordinary tasks to be performed safely; it can provide additional brightness in a work area … Continue reading

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Directional Lighting in the Home

Directional Lighting Accent Lighting Accent lighting creates focal points, emphasizes paintings, plants, flower arrangements and ornaments, and can be used to add interesting drama to a room. The sort of fixtures to employ for this sort of highlighting are the … Continue reading

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Room Lighting

Lighting a Room Room lighting can be divided into three distinct types: • general or background lighting • task or local lighting • accent or decorative lighting Ideally, every room should have a combination — to a greater or lesser … Continue reading

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Elements of Design: Light

LIGHT Good light and good lighting — the one natural and the other man-made — are as essential to the success of a room as they are to sight, and yet, curiously, they are often the least planned, the least … Continue reading

31. May 2011 by admin
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