The right kind of light can play a very important role in creating that perfect atmosphere in a space. Good indoor lighting creates depth and height, cosy spots, and draws attention to your most impressive areas. While strategic outdoor lighting can give a whole new look to your façade, porch, patio and landscape area more attractive.
Let's take a look at the types of indoor and outdoor lighting available today.
Types of Indoor Lighting
Ambient lighting, also called ‘general lighting’, is what sets the mood of a room. Be it a bright ambience, or a more relaxed dimly lit atmosphere, ambient light is what will help you achieve this. Most common, ambient lights are COB Downlighters, LED Panels, Recessed Panels or Battens.
Accent lighting is what adds drama to a space, often used for decorative purposes to highlight painting, artwork or photos by accentuating areas and reducing shadows. Spotlights and track lights are the most common types of lights that are often fixed inside a glass showcase. Accent lightings are Downlights, Spotlights, Wall lights, Hidden Lights, Integrated Architectural Lighting, etc.
Task lighting is used to light up a particular spot. While ambient lighting illuminates a general area and accent lighting highlights a space, task lighting has a more functional purpose. Hanging lights over dining tables for instance are task lights that illuminate the dining table space. Task lighting has become an integral part of office interiors, especially in software or hi-tech industries, where employees have to be in front of their computers for long hours at a stretch.
We hope that these tips will help you choose the right lighting for your interiors and transform the ambience of your room to make it lively and cosy.
Importance of Outdoor Lighting
Types of Outdoor Lighting
Area lighting is a type of lighting used to illuminate large spaces like parking lots, stadiums, shipyards, manufacturing plants, construction sites etc. Flood lights, that fall under this category of lighting, are great luminaires and emit a broad beam of light.
Landscape lighting is used for outdoor illumination of private gardens and public landscapes. Some of the commonly available landscape lights are - bollards, post tops, bush light, walkover light among others.
Proper street lighting improves visibility and minimises the risk of accidents. A plethora of aesthetically designed, energy-efficient LED street light options are available today. While smart street lights come with light sensors and real-time clock based features that activate automatically in the evening when dark and switch off in the morning.
The lighting industry in India, today, has a range of options available for both indoors and outdoors. It is important to evaluate your specific needs and choose the right kind of lighting which will complement the design and aesthetics of your home and office.