Home Lighting

Home Lighting Tips: What Lighting Do I Need?

Are you looking to bring a little intimacy to a small group, or trying to make a room festive a social gathering or a party? No matter what mood you’re trying to create, there’s a lighting fixture or lighting style for it. Home Lighting Advice is going to help you determine which ones best suits your need, with general tips for indoor lighting around the home.

An excellent home lighting scheme can make any home more inviting to visitors by combining four basic types of lighting: ambient lighting, task lighting, accent lighting and decorative lighting. These types help to enrich styles of home decor and enliven a space.

Ambient Lighting

Ambient Lighting

Ambient lighting provides overall illumination and a comfortable level of brightness that allows the homeowner and guests to move about safely. Also commonly referred to as general lighting and overhead lighting, ambient lighting sets the mood of a room. The best overhead light fixtures throw light into an area, and generally set a room awash with illumination. For these purposes ceiling lighting such as flush ceiling mounts, chandeliers, and alighting pendant or two work like magic. Also, installing a dimmer switch can generate far more possibilities when it comes to finding just the right mood. (more…)

Solar Deck Lights

Why You May Want To Check Out Solar Deck Lights?

If your home has a deck with little or no lighting, you may want to check out solar deck lights as a way to brighten up the space.  Maybe you already have some of the conventional light fixtures that run off electricity in and around your deck.  If so, it may still be worth your while to look into switching to solar powered light fixtures or to add additional lighting that is powered by the sun.

Many of us have seen solar lights used for landscaping, walkways, and gardens.  What you may not know is that there are specific fixtures actually meant to be installed and incorporated into your decks as well.  Solar post lights are a prime example.  These lights fit on top of a standard 4×4 deck post.  They collect sunlight during the day, which charges their internal batteries, and then turn on automatically when it gets dark, lighting up the area around the perimeter of the deck.

There are also flush mounted solar deck lights that you can install directly in the flooring of your deck or just about anywhere else where you can drill a small hole to insert them.  They come in lots of shapes, sizes, and light intensities, so they will easily fit into any theme or decorating style that you may have going or they can create any type of atmosphere you would like.  Since they mount flush to the deck, they can be put just about anywhere, without worrying about them becoming a tripping hazard and they can make it easier to see where you are walking, as well as creating an interesting and ambient glow.  Flush mounted solar deck lights are often used around stairs and changes in levels to make people aware of where they are stepping to avoid any accidents. (more…)