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  1. 1. Lighting
  2. 2. Natural Light <ul><li>First light source to consider. </li></ul><ul><li>Sunlight that enters the house through windows, doors, skylights, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>North or East—Cool, bluish cast </li></ul><ul><li>South or West—Warm, orange tones </li></ul>
  3. 3. Incandescent Light <ul><li>Light bulb most people use. </li></ul><ul><li>Burns about 700-1000 hours. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Fluorescent Lighting <ul><li>Lasts up to ten times longer than an incandescent bulb. </li></ul><ul><li>Use less electricity and produce no damaging heat. </li></ul><ul><li>Not as homey and comfortable. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Halogen Lighting <ul><li>Lamp is kept brighter than incandescent bulbs. </li></ul><ul><li>Light is more similar to that of sunlight. </li></ul><ul><li>Bulbs burn whiter than incandescent bulbs. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Types of Lighting <ul><li>General Lighting </li></ul><ul><li>Provides comfortable even level of brightness throughout the room. </li></ul><ul><li>Direct : illuminates directly from light source to object being lit. </li></ul><ul><li>Indirect : light is directed at an intermediate surface to reflect light in the room. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Task <ul><ul><li>Lighting a small space to perform a specific task; reading, cooking, eating. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Accent/Decorative <ul><li>Used to draw attention to specific areas or objects. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Proper placement <ul><li>Bottom edge of a lampshade should be at eye level for a seated person. </li></ul><ul><li>40-42 inches from the floor is ideal </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Chandeliers, pendants, and other hanging lights </li></ul><ul><li>should be placed 30 “ over a dining table in a room with 8 ft ceilings </li></ul><ul><li>for each additional ft. of room height, 3” should be added </li></ul>