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Hinkley Lighting and Your Personal Style
Lighting should be planned to complement your lifestyle. First, you need to develop a plan to suit your individual needs and those of your family. When planning your lighting, consider the activities taking place in each room, the atmosphere you want to create and the decorative elements you wish to emphasize. Keep in mind that light can be absorbed and even wasted in dark-colored rooms, or reflected and intensified in light-colored rooms. Also, take note of areas serving more than a single purpose, such as a living room, as those areas will require more than one type of lighting. As always, you can call us at 800-205-7819 for more information on planning your lighting.
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Lighting and Your Home
To select lighting for your home, you must first consider the room you're trying to illuminate. In a living or family room for example, you'll want to include general lighting for entertaining and watching television, task lighting for reading, and accent lighting to highlight artwork, plants, and other items of interest. In the kitchen, you'll require task lighting for cooking and other chores, and also general lighting for gathering with family and friends. In the bedroom, you'll want to create an overall atmosphere of quiet relaxation, while providing some task lighting for reading and other activities. Similarly, in the bathroom, you'll require task and general lighting. Learn more from Hinkley Lighting about Proportionality
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A separate rear or side entrance can be lit with a single wall lantern installed on the keyhole side of the door. For the safety and security of family members using the garage at night, you can install a wall fixture on the face of the garage.
When it comes to choosing your outdoor fixtures, less is more. For a dramatic effect, use lower-wattage lamps. If additional light is required to light the surrounding area, consider using low-voltage landscape lighting.
Steps, paths, and driveways should be illuminated to make sure family members and guests are able to move about easily and safely after dark. You can install path lights, post lanterns, or attach lights to the side of the house. Low-level path lights which spread circular patterns of light will illuminate your walkway while highlighting nearby flower beds, shrubs, and ground cover.
Decks, porches, and patios can be converted into evening retreats by concealing low-voltage lights under steps, railings, or benches. Another technique is to install a spotlight flooding down from the branches of a nearby tree creating a moonlight effect.