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Frequently
Asked
Questions
What are the basic rules
of light design?
Categorize and utilize artificial light in the following ways:
*	 General	lighting - for background illumination
*	 Accent	lighting	- to highlight specific features
*	 Task	lighting - to illuminate specific activities

My room seems too big or
small. Can lighting help me
with that?
Yes, proper lighting can create optical illusions.
Using a neutral paint and sconces to wash the walls
in light can make the room appear bigger. A larger
room illuminated with a few soft light sources will feel
more intimate.

How should I light my
family room?
The family room is the epicenter of the home, where
you relax in front of your favorite shows or chat and
play cards with friends. Soft, layered lighting is ideal,
and dimmers give movie nights that theater feel.

What is the best way to
light my hallways?
Don't use large lights to light up the main passageways
to your home. They will make the hallways appear
smaller and more enclosed. Use soft lights, table lamps
or wall sconces instead.

How can I use lighting
to make my home more
energy-efficient?
Did you know the electricity used over the lifetime of
a single incandescent bulb costs five to 10 times the
original purchase price of the bulb itself? To increase
efficiency in your home, use LED lights. They are costeffective and environmentally friendly. LEDs provide
directional light, which is a huge advantage when using
recessed or under-the-cabinet lighting in your home.
For table lamps, you can purchase LED lightbulbs at any
home improvement store.

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