Lighting Design: What You Need to Know to Avoid Mistakes

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Today we’re talking lighting design. This is a subject that is deeper than we can cover in one video and today we’re going to tackle the various functions of lighting that you’re going to want to consider. The three main types of light that we’ll talk about today are ambient or general lighting, task lighting, and decorative or mood lighting. 

General Lighting

Let’s start with general lighting. This type of light that gets you in and out of a space and provides overall light for an area’s use. You typically forget about this lighting because it’s just there, it just does its job. Examples of fixtures that you would use for this would be recessed lighting, and ceiling mounted fixtures. 

Task Lighting

Task lighting is strategically placed to assist you with a specific task. This would be under cabinet lighting in a kitchen or a lighted makeup mirror in your bathroom. It’s typically brighter and more focused light. 

Mood Lighting

Decorative or mood lighting is going to be dual purpose. Of course, it provides light, but its style and design contributed heavily to the aesthetic of your space. They add shape, color, as well as light. 

As you can see the choices can be mind-boggling, and this is where our designers really shine…pun intended. 

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