Lighting in a domestic setting is an important consideration. After all, task lighting, wall lighting natural lighting and overhead lighting all need to play a part in your lighting design. And different types of lighting will be necessary for different purposes. Here at K and M Maintenance, we are Preston’s leading domestic electrical experts. And we know how important it is to get the lighting right. As a result, we have produced this guide to lighting in domestic settings.

Overhead light fixtures

Also known as direct light fixtures, overhead light fixtures shine light straight down from above. This creates a bright space suitable for a range of daily tasks. Usually, this is the main form of lighting in the room, and if your Northern, like us, it might be referred to as the “big light”. As standard, every room in your room will have a direct lighting option, as will any corridors, landings or hallways.

Indirect light fixtures

Indirect light fixtures refer to a range of light fittings and fixtures that you might use. These include wall lights, up-lighters, and reading lights. These usually are faced towards the ceiling, with the light facing up, casting a softer, more ambient light. If you are redesigning the lighting in your home, these lights can make a big difference to the visual comfort and usability of a space. We would recommend using this type of lighting in the bedrooms and the main living room.

Feature lighting

Feature lighting is a way of using lighting to create a focal point or zone in the room. This could be under counter lighting in the kitchen, or soft LED’s in your bookcase.

In summary

There are a range of domestic light fixtures, and these should be used in combination with one another to provide the most usable and suitable lighting for each space.  If you are redesigning the lighting in your property, why not get in touch with the experts today, here at K and M Maintenance?