Types of Lighting to Use in Basement Remodeling
Contrary to popular opinion, the basement isn’t just where you store your junk. And unless your building plan was originally designed with big ol’ windows, you’re going to have almost no access to natural light. Your basement might as well be a dark hole. Luckily, there are different types of lighting to use in basement remodeling that can turn it into livable space. Check out the different ways to light up your basement and the main types of lighting bulbs.
Types of Basement Lighting
– Ambient Lighting: creates a soft glow that reveals the whole space, without casting any glare. It’s meant to get you from point A to B without accidents. It isn’t bright enough for you to focus closely on any task – like writing on a piece of paper. Ambient lighting includes track, ceiling lights, and chandeliers.
– Task Lighting: is a lot more concentrated. It’s meant to help you complete detailed projects like cooking, sewing, and writing. It’s sometimes called office lighting because it helps you see clearly while working. Task lighting includes swing arm lamps and pendants.
– Accent Lighting: like the name implies, adds drama to a focal point in a room. If you have art in your basement that you’ll like to draw attention to, you’ll benefit from accent light.