Installing accent lighting is one more thing an electrical contractor can help you with. As to why you would want accent lighting, it adds ambiance and beauty to your home. According to this article excerpt from Wikipedia:
Lighting or illumination is the deliberate use of light to achieve a practical or aesthetic effect. Lighting includes the use of both artificial light sources like lamps and light fixtures, as well as natural illumination by capturing daylight. Daylighting (using windows, skylights, or light shelves) is sometimes used as the main source of light during daytime in buildings. This can save energy in place of using artificial lighting, which represents a major component of energy consumption in buildings. Proper lighting can enhance task performance, improve the appearance of an area, or have positive psychological effects on occupants.
Indoor lighting is usually accomplished using light fixtures, and is a key part of interior design. To read more of this article, please click here. An electrician would be able to install accent lighting wherever you and your decorator may deem appropriate.
With accent lighting, a good tip to remember is that you want it to be placed with balance in mind. You don’t want visitors to your home to need sunglasses to fight off the glare, and on the other hand, you also don’t want people squinting because your home is too dark? Got a beautiful Asian ivory sculpture that you’d like to show off? Put it in a recessed alcove with a single spot above it. If you have a print or a painting that you want people to admire, use tract lighting. Whatever type of lighting your electrical contractor will be installing, it fits into three main methods: uplighting, downlighting, or front lighting.
Downlighting usually involves a recessed light fixture above the target, and is designed to draw the eye to the item in question. Uplighting involves reflecting light from a ceiling or other reflective surface and ‘bouncing’ it to the focal point. Front lighting is a bit trickier, as it can flatten the visual impact of a focal point if you’re not careful. When in doubt, ask your interior designer or your electrician.
Whatever type of accent lighting you’re looking to install, the right electrical contractor can make it a reality.
Dodge Electric is an electrical contractor company based in Arizona, and serving the greater Phoenix area.