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Recessed Lighting, pennant mount lighting, under counter lighting, energy efficient lighting

We said on our Lighting Desing page   that lighting consists of the three main types General or ambient lighting, Task lighting and Accent lighting - Now lets look at the specifics and look the following: recessed lighting, pennant mount lighting, under counter lighting, energy efficient lighting-

Recessed Lighting

Pennant Mount Lighting

Under Counter Lighting

Energy Efficient Lighting

Recessed Lighting-Why You May Want Recessed Lighting

Recessed lighting offers a clean, streamlined look in a home. It can increase the amount of light in a room, highlight artwork or other special features, and open up spaces so they look and feel bigger.
When to Use Recessed Lighting

Though recessed fixtures are most easily installed between ceiling joists of new building or major remodeling projects, some recessed fixtures are designed specifically for retrofit applications and can slip into an existing ceiling space through holes made to accommodate wiring; however, the fixtures you choose must be rated for use near insulation (IC housing rated) whenever ceiling insulation is present. When a ceiling is uninsulated, a non-IC housing may be used.

Where to Place Recessed Lighting Fixtures -Avoid recessed lighting fixtures placed too close together or in rows down the center of the room. This type of installation can have the look of an airport runway.
Match the size of your recessed lighting fixtures to how close together they can be installed. The common rule is that 4-inch fixtures should generally be placed at least 4 feet apart and 6-inch fixtures about 6 feet apart.
Center recessed lighting fixtures in front of the objects you wish to light - a painting, bookshelf, or drapery panels, for example - and about 12 to 18 inches in front of that object.

Recessed lights used for reading or task lighting should be carefully placed overhead so your head and shoulders will not block needed light.
When lighting a three-dimensional object such as a fireplace, sculpture, or flower arrangement with recessed lighting, it is more effective to light it from two or three different angles.

Use wall-washing recessed lighting fixtures around the perimeter of a small room to help "push" the walls out and make the space feel larger, or aim them at a collection of artwork or photographs to call attention to the display.
Install recessed lighting fixtures in the bottom of your kitchen cabinets. The light will wash your counter top with focused light.
Sizing Recessed Light Fixtures

Whether you choose fixtures with standard line voltage, low voltage halogen, or fluorescent fixtures, the basic sizes are 4-, 5-, or 6-inches in diameter. The 6-inch fixtures can be used in tall entryways or two-story hallways, while the smaller 4-inch sizes work better in smaller spaces since they have a sleeker, contemporary look with minimal intrusion.

Adjustable recessed light eyeball fixtures can be aimed at artwork as accent lighting.
Cover the walls with light by selecting recessed wall washer fixtures.
Choose recessed reflectors when you want the most light from a fixture, or install white or black baffle trims to focus and direct light or reduce glare.
Types of Light Bulbs for Recessed Lighting
When selecting or installing recessed lighting, several types of fixtures and bulbs are available for specific needs.

Incandescent, also known as "A" bulbs, are inexpensive and good for general light or wall washing with the use of reflectors.
"R" bulbs are most common and have a reflective surface included on the back of the bulb.

Halogen bulbs offer a clean white light, and are available in both flood and spot types in sizes to fit 4-, 5-, or 6-inch fixtures.
Low voltage halogen bulbs have a long life and put out more light than incandescent bulbs, but require the use of transformers and special low voltage housings.
When to Avoid Recessed Ligthing

Ceilings of concrete or with ornate plasterwork or delicate molding details are not good candidates for recessed lighting. In these spaces, choose a chandelier (if there is an electrical box in the ceiling), wall sconces, or table lamps instead.

Pennant Mount Lighting
Pendant Lighting can provide both task and general lighting. Equipped with shades or globes to avoid glare, they are suspended from the ceiling over dinette tables, game tables, kitchen counters, or other work areas. When used over end or night tables, they free up the space occupied by table lamps. The use of a dimmer control gives you the flexibility to vary the light to suit the occasion.

Pendant Lights whether casual, contemporary, eclectic, modern, transitional, or simply traditional and are the perfect way to achieve your desired fashion or functional needs. Designers pride themselves for using unique glass designs and shade materials that make these products some of the most attractive and desired styles available today in pendant lights.

Contemporary Pendant lighting needs can be achieved through Ambiance Lighting Systems with extensive selectio of low voltage pendants and line voltage pendant lighting that afford endless configuration and design options.

Modern pendant Lighting. Select plated and hand painted finishes such as polished brass pendants, antique silver pendants and a variety of other finishes.

Under Counter Lighting- Under cabinet lighting brings an unobstructed light to work surfaces as opposed to light coming from behind, creating shadows. Under cabinet lighting is a great way to add distinction and style to any kitchen or work area. Under Cabinet Lighting offers shadow-free lighting for Kitchen and work areas. The use of Task Lighting, Disk Lighting or Ambiance Low Voltage Linear Lighting is a great way accent all your prized possessions.

Cabinet Lighting, whether casual, contemporary, eclectic, modern, transitional, or simply traditional, Kitchen and under counter fixtures are the perfect way to achieve your desired fashion or functional needs.

Task Lights and Under Cabinet lighting to reflect your style, application, and budget.

Energy Efficient Lighting- We work with Energy Star lighting to give you a look that is wonderful yet allows you to save money!
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