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Types of Lighting to Suit Your Needs

What Kind of Lighting is Right For Your Room?

Ambient

Ambient Lighting

Ambient, or general, lighting is the most basic of the 3 types. It provides an area with overall illumination – a comfortable level of brightness without glare.

Ambient lighting can be accomplished with chandeliersceiling or wall-mount fixtures, track or recessed lights, and even table and floor lamps.

Having a central source of ambient light in all rooms is fundamental to a good lighting plan; it’s the base upon which you add all other layers of lighting.


Task

Task Lighting

Task lighting adds brightness to areas of a room where daily activities – like reading, studying, cooking or applying makeup – are performed.

To enhance visual clarity and prevent eyestrain, effective task lighting should be free of distracting glare and shadows.

Great task lighting can be achieved by recessed and track lighting, pendant lighting and specialty lighting, as well as vanity lights and floor, table, and desk lamps.


Accent

Accent Lighting

Accent, or directional, lighting is typically used to highlight certain objects or architectural features, such houseplants, paintings, sculptures, a decorative range hood or carved cabinet doors.

It should always be about three times the general illumination level. Accent lighting should never be the focal point. In fact, it’s meant to work without being seen.

Accent lighting can be provided by recessed and track lighting, chandeliers with dimmer switches, over- and specialty lighting, and wall sconces.

Design Pro LED 42386MIZ 42384MIZ Kitchen

Stylish Spinners

Ceiling fans used to be boring, only coming in basic white, simple black, and all maintaining an identical shape.  Today's models add glamour to function.  Designs are available now to match every decorating trend.  Ceiling fans provide light, comfort and style, all in one fixture. We offer ceiling fans in every size and decor style, from classic traditional looks to cutting-edge contemporary styles, fans for small rooms and fans for very large rooms. Along with ceiling fans, we also have fan d'liers or fandeliers , which combine the best of chandeliers and ceiling fans!  Let us help you find the fans that best suit your home.

These New Mirrors are almost Magical!

These gorgeous mirrors just came in and are ready to spice up your decor! Adding a mirror to a room is almost magical because it not only reflects light to help illuminate your space but also gives the illusion that the room is larger.

Pendant Perfection

Create a state of suspended animation with posh pendants that add another design dimension to your space. Consider using a single pendant to complete a style statement while accomplishing task illumination over a desk or bedside table. Group a series together to illuminate a larger area such as a kitchen island or an entertaining area.

“I like to see pendants grouped at different heights but close together to feel like a chandelier.

I also love to see pendants hanging singly over a task area.”

CHRISTINA FLUEGGE
GREIGE DESIGN
SAN JOSE, CA

6U Series LED Under Cabinet Lighting

Kichler has a variety of under cabinet lighting options.  The 6U series LED under cabinet fixtures are optimal in many cases because of durability and capability to switch between 2700K and 3000K color temperatures.  That way if you even change paint, backsplash, or countertop colors the tone of your under cabinet lighting can still compliment them without the need for replacing fixtures.