Part one of a series on accent lighting explores how to use the right watt bulbs and avoid some common lighting mistakes.
Accent Lighting Installation
How much accent lighting is too much? Well, for one thing, you have to realize that accent lighting is there to accentuate a feature of your home, such as an alcove with a sculpture, a vase of flowers, etc. You never want to have accent lighting to the point that people don’t know where to focus. Another thing to realize about lighting, is that the color scheme of your room also determines how much lighting you will need.
For a room with a lot of white or lighter colors you want to tone done your accent lighting. On the other end of the spectrum, a room with too dark of a color mix you want to add a few more accent lights. In either case, you want to make sure that you balance your lighting to give your room the right sort of blend. However, it isn’t just the number of light fixtures you’re looking at, it is your wattage.
Accent Lighting: What’s Watt?
Remember, that the higher the number on a light bulb, the more light it will produce. A 100 watt bulb by itself isn’t overly bright, but it is when combined with other lights of the same wattage. Save the brightest bulb for the focal point of the room and use lower watt light bulbs for your other accent lighting pieces.
Above all else, know when it is time to call in a professional. You want to make sure that you are calling a residential electrician to install accent lighting.
This concludes part one of our series on accent lighting. Be sure to read part two and part three as well.
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