Light Up Your Home…
Good lighting can make any house or apartment feel like a home. It can transform a space from plain and cold to warm, open, and richly textured. What’s more, a good, strong lighting plan provides an important layer of safety to your home, helping prevent crime and providing you with peace of mind.
Here’s what you need to know about the various forms of lighting used inside and outside homes around Toronto.
- Accent lighting: Enriching your design, this type of lighting helps highlight smaller details in and around the home, from artwork to plants to a display shelf.
- CFL: Compact fluorescent light bulbs require less energy than incandescent bulbs to produce the same amount of light. The tubing contains phosphors, each which emit one color. Those colors combine to create a bright, rich light.
- Fluorescent: Typically in the form of long tubes, fluorescent lights use electricity to excite mercury vapor, which in turn produce an ultraviolet light that causes phosphors to fluoresce, aka, produce visible light. These types of lights last longer and use less energy than incandescent, but are bulkier and more expensive. You’ll typically see them in larger areas like garages, rec rooms, and kitchens.
- General lighting: The core source of lighting inside and out, this includes the ceiling light in any room, security lighting outside, and floor or table lamps.
- Incandescent lighting: These types of bulbs provide light thanks to heat-driven light emissions, aka, incandescence. That thin filament inside is the channel for the electricity, and is protected from oxidation by the glass bulb around it.
- Task lighting: Functionality comes first in this concentrated form of lighting, used for project-related jobs, from a workshop area to a desktop.