Artificial lighting can create an atmosphere of space. It would be nice if your home has lighting like a five-star hotels. However, no artificial lighting design as easy as turning the palm of the hand. Many aspects must be considered, for example about the function, power, light color, light type, and placement. Artificial lighting is a fairly complex subject. But to get to know you do not need to be a lighting designer. As a first step, first identify the types of lighting. Based on the book Color, Space, Style works of Chris Grimley and Mimi Love, there are four types of lighting based on its function, as follows.
* General lighting (ambient lighting).
Should consist of several light point and fitted dimmer, so that light can be adjusted based on need.
* Lighting the center of attention (focal lighting).
Chandeliers are one example of focal lighting. This type of lamp is usually striking and serves as the center of attention (focal point) on a space.
* Lighting for specific activities (task lighting).
Task lighting serves to facilitate a particular activity, such as reading or working. Examples are a reading lamp on a desk.
* Lighting to highlight specific objects (accent lighting).
Serves to create more living space and give a different feel. Accent lighting illuminates the objects that are considered attractive, such as artwork, furniture, or architectural details. The door leading to the bathroom, for example, a unique look with a fine light illuminated. Conjure up images of light on the door, making the carving appears even more clearly.