Basement Lighting Ideas
Basement. Published at Friday, September 28th 2018, 14:58:39 PM by Shelby G.
Basement Lighting Ideas
Basement lighting helps to shape the mood
Giving the space volume and new perspectives, so the role of indoor lighting is to "dress up" the setting, to bring out certain details, to attract attention or create a certain type of atmosphere. General lighting is designed to evenly distribute light in a room and/or concentrate light to different points of interest. There are many choices if lighting designs but because of minimal ceiling heights in basements the main fixture used is the Hi-hat or canister light. This hi-hat is installed inside the ceiling cavity and is only noticeable from it's outward facing finish. As a main luminescent source, these must be chosen in order to satisfy the requirements of the role of the room. The basement is usually low on natural brightness. Unless you plan on spending a lot to get regular sized windows installed the lighting choices and designs should be deployed to make up for the lack of natural brightness.
When building a basement
One of the most important things you need to consider is lighting. Lighting plays an important role when it comes to decorating a space. Here are some tips on illuminating the basement that will help you decorate and transform this room into an attractive and beautiful space. When it comes to lighting design in the basement, the first thing to consider is natural sunlight. There is no substitute for natural brightness, so using the windows in the basement is important. As mentioned before if you have room in your budget the add a couple real sized windows the natural illumination will give you that open airy feeling you have from the rooms upstairs. If natural light sources are limited or not enough, then you should consider adding additional fixtures especially in the darker corners of your basement.
When installing fixtures
always start first with ambient lighting and then with the accent lighting, which reveals details of the room, such as a certain texture painted on the wall and finally the lighting load. This will help you make a good decision and show you the appropriate way to install lighting and therefore the balance of general illumination. When selecting lighting or lights for the basement it is generally advisable to opt for two types of CFL and LED lights to save energy.
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