Lighting. 4.05 Sherry Brooks. Can emphasize the best features of a room Effects the way a room can be used. Inadequate light causes eye strain, affect comfort levels, and result in accidents. Cool-white light is very efficient, blends well with sunlight, and makes most colors look good
Provides just enough light so everything in the room can be seen.
Softens the shadows and harsh contrasts caused by other lighting sources.
EX: Overhead light in any room
Chandelier in dining room
Ceiling fan with light
To provide the best task light, shades should shaped so that light is directed downward
EX: Desk lamp illuminates a desk top.
Light above a range or kitchen island
Light on sewing machine
For the most dramatic effect, the accent lighting should be at least 3 times brighter than general lighting.
EX: Light over a special painting,
Lights in a china cabinet
EX: wall washers soffit lighting
strip lighting down-lights
valence lighting cove lighting
luminous ceiling panels