Recessed Lights for Accent Lighting
While recessed lighting fixtures are often thought of as providers of overall, ambient, or task illumination, do not miss them for accent lighting tasks. While smaller models provide illumination that is more focused to display items on the room’s focal point wall standard-issue can lights light the area of the basement living room.
Lighting a Basement Studio or workplace
This basement studio/office unites natural light, track lighting, and pendant lighting to create a bright, comfortable room for both office and creative work. There spill enables daylight to A generous-size window in. Track lighting shoots beams of light on artwork exhibited on wall shelves. At the room’s middle, a drawing table takes advantage of daylight reflected by the walls and ceiling in addition to a fixture suspended over the table. Finally, pendant lighting over the desk provides task lighting for office chores.
Ceiling- and also Wall-Mounted Fixtures
Before turning basements into lovely finished living spaces became popular, few homeowners could have installed a flush-mounted ceiling fixture or even an elegant sconce under ground level. Basement ceilings were often too low–and bare walls also ugly–to even think about using such “upstairs” fixtures under level.
Uplighting Creates an Elegant Ambience
Uplighting involves directing a light source at the ceiling instead of horizontally into the space or down toward the floor. Uplighting creates a calming lighting without glare or shadows.
Multiple Sources of Light
The desk is offset in the window to avoid having to start looking into glaring sunlight while functioning. Florescent tubes supporting a window illuminate the desk; frosted glass diffuses the light. The ceiling above the table not just conceals heat, plumbing, and wiring chases, it houses a quartet of recessed light fixtures and, along the edge of it, a fixture behind a valance that reflects light off the section of ceiling. Uplights on the table add to the ambience–and to the light.
Recessed Can Lighting
Here, can light all but evaporates into a ceiling above a sitting area, permitting the room’s furnishings, artwork, and show shelving take center stage.
Recessed Miniature Can Lights
A galaxy of recessed miniature can lights shine down on this basement pub. The white light from such fixtures accentuates the stainless-steel bar surfaces, the glassware, the granite countertops, and the glowing wood cabinetry. Each row of lights is about a dimmer switch that is separate, allowing the homeowner to dial in the exact same quantity of illumination needed: bright for celebrations for watching the TV mounted over the 38, or dim.
Pendant Lighting Fixtures
Pendant lighting fixtures fall from the ceiling and also hover over an area that needs illumination. But pendants do more than merely shed area, desk , or light to a dining table. Colors that are glowing and their shapes hang like a functional phone, defining the space.
Quartz-Halogen Track Lighting
Quartz-halogen track lighting excels in focusing a dazzling beam of brilliant light precisely where it’ll have the most impact. In this basement area, that is on cartoonlike shapes of this furniture and poster art and the super-saturated colors. Placed floor lamps on both sides of the sofa provide accent lighting during night hours.