Published at Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 - 08:58:22 AM. Outdoor Lighting. By Lucero Chavana.
Excerpt from Types of Lighting Fixtures: Your Complete Guide to Home Lighting Part 3 :
VANITY LIGHTS: BATHROOM ILLUMINATION
Part wall sconce and part pendant, vanity lights typically provide a trio of bell-shaped downlights for specific tasks. If you want a fixture for your bathroom mirror that looks as smart and confident as the girl in the reflection, this is the type of lighting for you. Vanity lights are visually magnetic, a surviving touch of old Hollywood glamour. Above a doorway or a desk, the side-by-side chorus girl effect of this fixture will create a classic vignette wherever you mount it.
TRACK LIGHTING: FLEXIBLE ANGLING
If you’ve found yourself wishing that your lighting could bend and swivel to face different directions, guess what? Your wish is granted. Meet track lighting. As you might assume, this fixture includes mobile lights attached to a track. The individual spotlights can often slide back and forth and can always be spun to face whatever direction you like.
Long hallway? Expand your track for the length of your journey. Got your family circled around a seating area? You can install a track shaped to your living room’s layout. Because of the gaps between the actual bulbs, you may want some mid-level fixtures, such as table lamps, to make up for any resulting shadows.
FLUSH MOUNTS: HIGH ALSO MIGHTY
Maybe the lighting is low on your list of priorities as you explore decor. Or maybe it’s your ceiling that’s low, so you just want something subtle, modern, and minimal. A flush mount fixture is a simple solution that’s not so “in your face.”
Flush mounts are sleek and easy to install, but boring? Not a chance. You can find these graceful heroes with just enough flair to not distract from your other beautiful furnishings. Even though they’re not enormous, these fixtures provide reliable general lighting. That being said, they keep to themselves, so if you’ve got a larger space, then your flush mount is going to need a little extra help from other lighting fixtures. But at least your primary source is unadorned and out of the way.
OUTDOOR LIGHTING: EVENING AMBIANCE
The weather might be dark or gloomy, but outdoor installations can make sure your outer home is always well-lit. With a luminous fixture, you might even be able to pull off staycation vibes, imagining it’s the southern sun beaming in your backyard.
Host a casual girls’ night on your balcony with a few solar-powered fairy lights. Glam up a gorgeous wedding with lanterns in your gazebo. Before you weave a fixture’s power cord between trees, railings, or trellises, know where your outdoor outlets are located. You should also secure your fixtures in case of wind so you don’t end up with a tangled mess. Read our Outdoor Lighting Ideas for more on landscaping fixtures and other patio lighting solutions.
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