Ceiling lights are interior lighting with different types of home lighting available from VIVIDOR Lighting. Ceiling lights are central type of lighting in every room and thus very important for both functional and aesthetic reasons. In order to make the most in the sense of interior design, there are certain rules of style that most designers recommend when it comes to ceiling lights choice. Ceiling lights can indeed give beautiful and stylish appearance to every room if you choose and position them properly. For this reason, we have to make sure that they “fit” in the overall interior design of that individual room. One also has to have in mind some other aspects, such as size of ceiling light, location where you are going to place it, amount of light it will create as well as the material of which it’s made.
Following these rules and making your interior beautiful with choice of lighting is actually quite easy and delightful. Just keep on reading to discover these simple, stylish basics.
There are various categorizations of interior lighting such as:
General ceiling lighting of space will depend on the type of light you use in the room. For direct, focused light, the best choice is to use ceiling lights that distribute the majority of light from the ceiling toward floor. There are different types of modern ceiling lights: inbuilt (installed in lowered ceiling), down lights, ceiling reflectors, line-lamps with focused light. Only in exceptional situations is general lighting positioned in or on the wall.
For indirect lighting we use lamps that distribute the majority of their light toward the ceiling. These are usually wall or floor lamps with reflector pointing upward. However, indirect lighting can be ceiling lighting as well, constructed as line lights (fluorescent or LED ceiling lights) installed in slots in the ceiling.
This type of lighting is installed to ensure unobstructed performance of certain activities.
Such types of ceiling lighting installed for functional purposes are:
The advantage of functional ceiling lighting is that it puts focus on certain activities and it also puts focus on quality of light, i.e. user wants to use it rationally. There is no need to have general lighting as intensive as functional lighting.
This lighting is used to light artwork and decorative objects in general (statues, vases, large plants, etc.) We achieve it with different types of ceiling lights such as reflector ceiling lights or inbuilt down lights, or with line lamps; you can also install diffuse counter-light on shelves or in cabinets.
Accent light isn't as popular as it could be, because people either don't have sufficient funds to create the entire composition, or there is lack of designer understanding. Light effects not only outline beauty of certain artwork or other decorative object, but it also creates certain atmosphere in the space, certain interior dynamics. Besides already mentioned, accent light due to reflection of objects creates diffuse, dim lighting of space.
This type of ceiling lighting underlines beauty of a building and creates certain elegant atmosphere. It can be static or dynamic, with period exchange of color of lights, intensity or focus/direction of light. You can design it with inbuilt ceiling and floor reflectors or ceiling and floor line reflectors.
Decorative lighting is a type of lighting where light is an artwork itself, or where light is decorative and can be static or dynamic.
Decorative ceiling lights aren't necessary in the home, but they are desirable, because they create a certain interior atmosphere the significance of the interior is elevated.
LED ceiling lights area very effective and economic type of lighting. They will last anywhere from 5000 – 7000 light hours, which is seven times longer than the classic light bulb. Fluorescent lights of 40 watts used in LED lighting corresponds to the classic 200-watt bulb. These lights are perfectly appropriate for the kitchen and bathroom. Warm white light will give maximum intensity light and is excellent kitchen choice. Luxurious warm white light will give perfect lighting results in the living room and dining room.
The living room is a soul of your home, a place where you will spend unforgettable moments with family and friends. It is thus important to choose appropriate ceiling light for your living room. There is much space to make this lighting diverse to ensure satisfying all aforementioned functions that have to be satisfied, to ensure pleasurable environment for socializing and enjoying quiet evening home alone.
Make sure to hire professionals to install, replace or repair fluorescent lights. If amateurs deal with electric installations and lights, they can jeopardize their and your life as well as property.
After all, ceiling lights are everywhere, and it makes our life simple and easy. We have forgotten the not so distant past when both interior and exterior light was gas light. There was no space for design and stylish beauty in lighting, but only mere function and constant fear for safety.
It is easy to follow development and design of lighting in homes, just as design development of everything in our interior. When it comes to lighting, we used to be happy when we had chandelier on the middle of the ceiling in a room; it had few metal locks, classic bulbs as a finish of every lock, and a switch. There were also one or two plugs in every room and that was it. Sometimes we had lamps on bed stands.
Luckily, designers involved in lighting design and lights became more beautiful, sources of life various and different in style. The biggest move in lighting design was when 12-volt lighting was introduced. With this, there were no safety limitations, lamps could come closer to users and there was no fear for safety. Lighting installation became simpler and more cost-effective.
As in everything else, hyper production changed designing course. Overload and desire to be cost-effective caused minimalistic designer approach, evident through new design of ceiling lights that included those with economic bulbs, halogen lights, mercury lights, etc.
Italian designers introduced minimalism and clean lines that came together with some new materials and types of lighting. For example, LED ceiling lights are effective in every aspect including how is installed, how it cares for environment and how it is applied.
Now, let us give you few tips on how to choose perfect ceiling lighting for your home. As in every other case, keep in mind function of light. Lamps are there to provide sufficient amount of light where needed, providing sufficient intensity of light, appropriate color of light and direction of light.
It is good to install light adapters so that you adapt intensity of light with various potentiometers. You can also install different light combinations, for example central ceiling light for regular functional lighting, then lamps for ambience lighting for certain occasions, as well as few discreet lamps for reading or evening movement around home.
No light can fight daily light, so it is good to invest in quality ceiling light, for example, glass ceiling lights, when you design your home interior because this will save some unexpected future lighting expenses.
Make sure that you have sufficient intensity of lighting in the work space of your kitchen, in the area where you do other chores that require precision and lots of light, as well as where you dine. It is an excellent choice to choose central ceiling light above the dining table, because ceiling lights such as chandeliers will not obstruct family communication (because light will not shine directly in your eyes). On the other side, intensive indirect lighting could be complicated to maintain and cause significant additional expenses.
You have numerous models of ceiling lights to choose from and it is good to know that quality and decorative lighting will give more character to every room. It defines the room and gives it light and warmth. Different types of ceiling light will define the interior and enable you to make your interior more beautiful.
Ceiling lights are basic lights in every home. Depending on which room it is in, ceiling light can be additionally enhanced by other types of light (wall lights, floor lights, table lamps).
Most attractive and most expensive lights are usually ceiling lights, especially a chandelier above dining table. However, it is a good idea to delight your guests from the moment they enter your home, so a luxury chandelier in the foyer will give your home a breath of prosperity and good life.
Choosing ceiling lights can be a demanding task, so it is a good idea to consult an interior designer if you are unsure how to combine styles and types of lighting, especially when it comes to the important ceiling light. Make sure that you have chosen ceiling light that is coordinated with furniture and colors that are predominant in a particular room.
Choosing minimalistic contemporary ceiling light is always a great choice, because it effectively completes every interior design. Basic colors of metal and wood will accommodate different furniture styles, giving your room both the necessary amount of light as well as decorative function.