Types, Methods And Forms Of Lighting

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Here comes the type of lighting that includes task lighting, accent lighting and general lighting. Starting with task lighting, it is used in the areas surgical operations. Also while during inspection or during reading task, this type of lighting is being implemented. Accent lighting is the lighting that is being primarily used in terms of decoration. This lighting highlights the decorative parts and items. Mostly it is being used in functions. Lastly coming to the general lighting, also known as ambient lighting can be outdoor as well as indoor. Indoor can be a lamp on a floor or any fixture on the ceiling. On the other hand, outdoor lighting generally comprise of the lights for the pedestrians and cars for the crossing of roads. Lighting comes in wide variety of forms. It is also a need as well as an element for decoration. Read on further and you will get to know about methods and forms of lighting in a detailed and explained way. Methods of lighting include down lighting, up lighting and front lighting. Starting with down lighting, it is mostly used in homes and offices. Usually we observe that fixtures are being attached with the ceilings in this method of lighting.

This method is a little bit expensive as compared to the remaining methods because maximum of number of fittings are being attached and they consume maximum percentage of electricity. But consumers do make use of this method despite of the fact that it contains this problem. Up lighting method is not that much common. Consumers make less of use of it gives a uniform presentation of light. Lastly front lighting method is being excessively used and utilized. It produces no shadows and come up with a shiny glare. Coming to our last topic are the forms of lighting. This includes indoor lighting and outdoor lighting. Indoor lighting comes in wide variety like alcove lighting. It is being used for the backstage and being done with fluorescent lighting. Soffit lighting gives decorative touch to the walls but it contains and consists of some defects and is normally not recommended and suggested. Recessed lighting is for the fixtures and fittings. It is widely popular and is commonly used in functions and events.


Outdoor lighting consists of street lights. It is basically and primarily used for the pedestrians as well as for the roadways for the crossing. This form of lighting consumes less energy. Though we can say that it is an energy efficient alternative. Floodlights light up the playing fields. Beacon lights are being used between the two roads to help in navigation. Security lights are being utilized for the protection of the residents. Hence, we can say that lighting comes in many types, methods and forms. It is a necessity! On the other hand, it also acts as a decorative element. Be it homes or offices, lighting plays a very important and vital part. Experts and technicians have recommended and suggested certain types of lighting that only adds extra beauty but also consume less electricity

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This article was published on 2012/02/22