Published at Sunday, August 25th, 2019 - 08:38:00 AM. Floor Lamps. By Rillia Beck.
For task lighting, opt for a cool-white globe that provides a crisper and brighter quality of light, good for completing activities such as reading. For ambient lighting in living spaces and entertaining zones, warm globes are ideal for setting the mood.
Here’s another prime example of how to mix different types of lighting (directional vs. ambient): You’ll notice that the floor lamp in the room above falls under the "ambient" category because the fabric lampshade would delicately diffuse light around the space. This lights a room more thoroughly, as opposed to the task lamp on the desk. The hard metal shade means no light can escape except for in the direction it’s pointing (hence, directional lighting). These are really great lamp types for reading, working, doing anything hobby-ish. The light is strong and bright right where you need it (and basically nowhere else). You’ll want to be sure this type of lamp is low enough (or can be directed down) that it doesn’t blind you.
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