A light fixture that is decorative in nature or design. The term. ‘decorative lighting’ covers all the traditional kinds of light fittings. (floor lights, pendants, chandeliers, etc) and differentiates them. from technical or architectural lighting. Modern and Traditional Chandeliers come in various shapes, sizes, and patterns. They add drama to the room. Traditionally, chandeliers were used only as decorative lights for living rooms and dining rooms.
What is designer decorative lighting?
Decorative lighting is all about creating a mood and adding interest to a room, for example, by highlighting various objects and areas in the room such as a painting. Decorative fixtures can be used both inside the house as well as on the outside. Chandeliers are examples of such lights they are suspended from the ceiling, chandeliers direct light upward. They are typically installed over a table or in a main entry foyer, but they are not strangers to bedrooms and bathrooms. Chandeliers enhance the decorative style of a room and provide ambient lighting.
Types of lighting
Task lighting illuminates the tasks a person carries out in a given space such as reading, cooking, computer work. A brighter light is required in a smaller focal point of the room for these sorts of tasks.For a more pleasant illumination, it is often best to avoid harsh lights or lighting that casts troublesome shadows. It is also practical to install a single switch for focal lighting, independent from the room’s overall lighting switch.
Ambient Indoor Lighting
General or ambient lighting is intended to light up a room in its entirety. It provides a uniform level of illumination throughout the space independently of other lighting sources.Moreover, its purpose is to ensure safe and easy traffic, as well as to create an overview of the room. The ambient light ‘bounces’ off the walls to illuminate as much space as possible.
Ambient Outdoor Lighting
Outdoor lighting is usually installed in order to ensure visibility and increase security around a building. It is also recommended to light up the exterior of the building, entrances and stairs to reduce and perhaps eliminate the risk of injury that can occur when entering and leaving the building.
Types of Lighting Fixtures
Fixtures may also have a switch to control the light, either attached to the lamp body or attached to the power cable. Permanent light fixtures, such as dining room chandeliers, may have no switch on the fixture itself, but rely on a wall switch. Fixtures require an electrical connection to a power source, typically AC mains power, but some run on battery power for camping or emergency lights. Permanent lighting fixtures are directly wired. Movable lamps have a plug and cord that plugs into a wall socket. Light fixtures may also have other features, such as reflectors for directing the light, an aperture (with or without a lens), an outer shell or housing for lamp alignment and protection, an electrical ballast or power supply, and a shade to diffuse the light or direct it towards a workspace (e.g., a desk lamp). A wide variety of special light fixtures are created for use in the automotive lighting industry, aerospace, marine and medicine sectors. Portable light fixtures are often called lamps, as in table lamp or desk lamp. In technical terminology, the lamp is the light source, which, in casual terminology, is called the light bulb. In general, lighting experts agree that there are four primary types of lighting, each category being specifically tailored and created to serve its unique purpose and fulfill specific needs: