Lighting enhances the beauty of a home. It can change the entire look of an area. You can create any kind of environment using appropriate lighting effects like you can use bright and flashy lights for a party mood while illuminating the room with dim lights will give a more romantic feel. Proper lighting is also very essential for safety and security purpose and you can easily achieve it by putting in a little time and effort.
These days portable fixtures are very common. You can place them anywhere in the home and can move them time as per your requirement
Table lamps are most commonly used for reading purposes. They can also be used to light up dark corners of a room and you can also use them on a buffet table. Their light is not focused at a particular area. On the other hand, desk lamps are used to light up specific areas more intensely. So they are suitable for work areas and desks. Make sure that the light source is placed approximately 15 inches above the surface of the desk.
Another type of lamps are the armed lamps. These are adjustable lamps i.e. you can move them in any direction where you need it. Some can be fixed in the walls while others can be plugged in. Matching cord covers are also available with them. They can be used as an alternative to the table lamps on the bedsides.
Floor lamps are good for reading and sewing tasks. They emit glare free light. They generally cast an omni-directional, unfocused light and are perfect for complementing a favorite sofa or chair.
Torcheries are another kind of floor lamps which direct the light upwards. They are mostly used in corners of a room or in a room with high ceilings.
Since task lighting is essential for reading or doing detailed work. A solid colored shade controls the direction of the light, allowing very little light to go upward, and a lot of the light stays filtered and focused down below.
Its important where you place your lights. So, be careful not to place the source of light behind the persons head so as to avoid shadows on the book or magazine.