Lighting Lynnwood High School Interior Design Light sources Natural Incandescent Florescent Halogen Natural Light First light source to consider. Sunlight that enters the house through windows, doors, skylights, etc. North or East—Cool, bluish cast South or West—Warm, orange tones Incandescent Light Light bulb most people use. Burns about 700-1000 hours. Fluorescent Lighting Lasts up to ten times longer than an incandescent bulb. Use less electricity and produce no damaging heat. Not as homey and comfortable. Halogen Lighting Lamp is kept brighter than incandescent bulbs. Light is more similar to that of sunlight. Bulbs burn whiter than incandescent bulbs. Types of Lighting Architectural General lighting that has been wired during construction Non-Architectural Task- Lighting a small space to perform a specific task; reading, cooking, eating. Accent/Decorative-Used to draw attention to specific areas or objects. Lighting Fixtures Ceiling Lighting Luminous Panels Recessed and Adjustable down lights Cornices Soffit Lights Flush-mounted Suspended Luminaries Track Lighting Suspended Luminaries Suspended Luminaries can be hung well below the ceiling and are often adjustable in height Track or Can lighting These may be built in during or after construction. Tracks allow for greater variety. There are many shapes and sizes of fixtures Flush Mounted Also surface-mounted fixtures are mounted flush with or on the surface of walls and ceiling to provide direct or indirect light. Although the fixtures themselves can be removed, the wiring is permanent ad so they are consider architectural lighting Soffit Lighting Soffit lighting is usually found in bathrooms, laundries, or kitchens (over the sink for example). They are effective task lights. The underside of the soffit is sometimes covered with a diffusing panel. Luminous panels Light large areas evenly and may cover most of a ceiling Example: School lighting Recessed and Adjustable down lights Direct lighting downward or angle it toward an area or object Cornices Cornices are mounted at the intersection of a ceiling and a wall, washing the wall in light to provide reflective light to the room Wall Lights Valances Brackets Sconces Valances These are placed above windows, providing direct and indirect lighting. They emphasize the window treatments and bounce light off the ceiling and into the room Bracket Lighting These are light valances, but are not placed over windows. They may be used for ambient and task lighting and may be placed high or low on the wall. Sconces These are mounted to the wall. They are used as direct or indirect lighting and are also decorative. Floor and table lights These are portable. They are often chosen for their aesthetic features such as balance, proportion, scale, color and texture Safety Can you light your way as you go from room to room? Can you switch lights on or off from each doorway? Can you turn on stairway lighting as you go up or down the stairs? Can you light entrances as you enter? Can you control the garage or carport lighting form the house? Can you control outside lighting from inside the house?
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