10 Types of Lighting That Are Nice and Actually Useful

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While you’re busy laying the groundwork for your new home or scouring the internet for new design ideas, be sure to take the types of lighting into consideration. It is critical when natural light is low.

One important thing to note is that different rooms require different types of lightning. This might seem simple and straightforward but you’d be surprised at the number of people needing to squint their poor eyes in the hopes of finishing that last page of their favourite book because the room is too dim.

Get to know these 10 types of lighting before making a decision that might very well save you from myopia.


Types of Lighting for Living Room

Recessed light in a living room by Urban Habitat Design Singapore EstateJio sg
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1. Recessed Light

Close-to-ceiling fixtures, wall sconces, and interior lamps These appliances are not only good for beautifying the place but are also perfect sources of appropriate lighting for reading or playing games. The simple-looking rectangular ceiling light shown above fits in perfectly with the lucid theme whilst providing good lighting.

Track lighting in a living room by I-Bridge Design Singapore EstateJio sg
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2. Track Lighting

If you are attempting to make your room come alive by emphasising various art pieces or wall decor, try track lighting. They’re also helpful for when floor space is limited.


Types of Lighting for Dining Room

Chandelier in the dining room by Sky Creation Design Singapore EstateJio sg
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3. Chandelier/Pendant lighting

Depending on the theme you’re going for, these great sources of lighting and can help set the mood for a wonderful dining experience.


Types of Lighting for Kitchen

Fluorescent fixture in the kitchen by 9 Creation Singapore EstateJio sg
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4. Fluorescent fixtures

Kitchens less than 100 square feet require a two-lamp fluorescent, up to 250 square feet will require supplemental lighting. Downlights mounted off the edge of cabinets is a great way to create additional general lighting.

Under-cabinet lighting in the kitchen by JSR Design & Renovation Singapore EstateJio sg
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5. Under-cabinet lighting

Prevents shadows on counters while adding critical light to the workspace. Fluorescent under cabinet fixtures are also a cost-efficient lighting source. In open areas over sinks, you could use downlights mounted directly over the sink.


Types of Lighting for Bathroom

Decorative surface-mounted fixtures in bathroom by Inspire ID Group Singapore EstateJio sg
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6. Recessed downlights / Decorative surface-mounted fixtures

Add companion close-to-ceiling fixtures to supplement bath wall brackets in larger bathrooms.

Light points below bathroom mirrors by Ace Space Design Singapore EstateJio sg
<Photo Credit: Ace Space Design>

7. Light points above / below bathroom mirrors

Poorly lit mirrors are unable to give you a true reflection while you perform your grooming rituals. With a light point above your bathroom mirror, you’ll be able to see clearer since most shadows are being eliminated.


Types of Lighting for Bedroom

Ceiling lights in bedroom by Space Define Interior Singapore EstateJio sg
<Photo Credit: Inspire ID Group>

8. Ceiling Lights

Ceiling lights come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes that aid you in turning your bedroom into an interesting space.

Night light in bedroom by Design 4 Space Singapore EstateJio sg
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9. Table lamps / Night lights

You can easily make your bedroom shine with a table lamp. It is especially useful for children and people who need a soft, comfortable glow in the room at night. There is a huge array you can pick from, depending on the style and concept of your room.

Wall swing lamps next to the bed The Scientist Singapore EstateJio sg
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10. Wall lights

Placing dimmable sconces in bedrooms allows you to easily adjust the lighting according to your mood. Wall swing lamps provide adequate task lighting for reading and writing.


*Article repurposed from Do You Have These 10 Types of Lighting at Home? by Renonation.*


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