First of all when thinking what kind of lighting to put in each of the rooms of your home, you have to understand what types there are and where they would be suited best.
Types of Lighting
Soft overall illumination that provides comfort.
Well placed for work areas, in positions that will avoid shadows, glare, and eye strain.
Highlights a specific point int he room, like a painting, or other decoration piece. This kind of light should be at least 3 times more intense than the usual lighting of the room.
What kind in what room?
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These areas are highly circulated, and usually don't receive a good outside source of light.
To keep these areas nicely lighted every 2,5 meters to 3 meters should have lights.
The type you should to use doesn't really make a difference here, because it is not a space you will spend a lot of time in.
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This is one of the most used areas of the house, and it is a work area, so it needs the best lighting possible, usually a mix of ambient and task lighting.
In a kitchen smaller than 10 meters squared it requires 2 lamps of T5 Fluorescent kind. In a kitchen up to 15 meters squared it requires 4 of those lamps.
Apart from that you should have a track light over the sink area, and additional lighting under or on top of the cabinets to avoid shadows.
A specific work surface or dinning area should have a specific light too, usually a pendant hanging light which should be placed 40 to 60 cm above the table you will work on.
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The preferred lighting here is the recessed low voltage, GU10 or LED down lighters.
Adding flush ceiling or decorative fluorescent lights help providing ample lighting.
Also using recessed, track or cable lighting helps the room come alive for the functions you want.
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This should be a mix of ambient and task lighting.
Having a main light being a chandelier or pendant along with recessed wall lights will give off the amount of light you need and it creates the illusion of a large space.
Also 4 adjustable halogen recessed down lighters around the dinning table supplements the light from the chandelier and will bring out the brilliance of it.
How is the lighting in your house?
Could you make it better, or have you got a nice illumination?
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