lighting by lo0R9v


Lynnwood High School
Interior Design
Light sources
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
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
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
     General lighting that has
      been wired during construction
     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 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
  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.
  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
  Can you light your way as you go from room to
  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

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