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Residential Lighting

Lighting sets the tone and feeling of a room and is one of the most important design aspects of your home. There are three main types of interior lighting you will want to consider for your home.

  • Ambient Lighting
  • Task Lighting
  • Accent Lighting


Chandeliers make for great ambient light and can be installed in many areas of your home including dining rooms, foyer, bedrooms and even your bathroom. A few tips for when you buy a chandelier, The recommended height for hanging a chandelier above a dining room table is 30 inches for the lowest part of the chandelier. The recommended diameter for a dining room chandelier is one-half the width of the table. For other rooms, consider this formula for finding an appropriately sized chandelier: Add the length and width of the room together. For example, a room that is 10 feet by 12 feet would total 22 feet. Convert that number to inches: 22 inches is the recommended chandelier diameter.

Flush mount

If you have low ceilings and are looking for ambient light, flush mount fixtures are excellent for illuminating bedrooms, dining rooms and more. Some flush mounts house fluorescent bulbs to provide light to a large space while saving you money on energy costs. You may want to avoid installing flush mount fixtures in rooms with high ceilings because the bulbs can be a challenge to remove.

Semi Flush mount

A semi-flush mount ceiling light falls between a flush mount fixture and a chandelier in style. Semi-flush mounts hang approximately 4 to 8 inches from the ceiling, giving the illusion of a chandelier where a low-hanging chandelier would not be possible, and providing ambient light. These fixtures can work great in your Dining Room ,Foyer ,Kitchen and Bedroom Patio.


Recessed lighting, also called pot lighting, is mounted in the ceiling so the fixture is flush with the ceiling. Recessed lights provide inconspicuous ambient lighting or task lighting, and come in a variety of sizes and wattages. Recessed lighting can be installed anywhere from under your cabinets used as task lighting, in your living areas for ambient lighting and near your art work for accent lighting. Recessed lighting is very versatile and can be of use in all areas of your home.

Pendant fixtures

A pendant light hangs from the ceiling like a chandelier, but has a single light source, which might have one or more light bulbs. Pendant lights can have shades directing light up, called an inverted pendant, or down, called a down light. Inverted pendants provide ambient light, while down lights are typically used for task lighting or illuminating a workspace such as a kitchen island. Island lights may have two or three light sources shining downward to create a pool of light.

Track lighting

Track lighting used to be strictly utilitarian, with straight electrically charged tracks and basic fixtures inserted along the track. Now, however, the tracks have become curvy works of art and can range from pendants to spots, designed to complement any interior decor. Track lighting is used as task lighting, illuminating a kitchen island or counter top, or as accent lighting to focus attention exactly where you want it on photos, paintings or architectural features.

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