Lighting plays a crucial role in the way people experience and perceive a living space. Lighting can help promote productivity making us feel relaxed and comfortable; it helps define spaces, brings energy and draws people together. On the other hand, the absence of good lighting can make even a well-designed architecture look dull & gloomy and affect mood negatively.
In a house, every room has its ecosystem and influences the way you, your family and your guests live and interact. Since ‘one light doesn’t fit all’, each room has a highly specific lighting requirement in which many factors need to be taken into consideration. These options allow us to play with the mood of the architecture and influence the ambience. Here’s an introduction to the basic types of ceiling lights and the terminologies you need to use at your ‘light vendor shop’ when buying lights for your house.
When it Comes to Lighting We Look at 3 Different Types:
- Ambient lights – to light up the maximum overall space
- Task lights – To light a particular area of emphasis
- Accent lights – decorative lighting to add drama to space
Depending on these applications, let us look at the various lighting options available:
- Recessed Lights
A recessed light or downlight is a light fixture that is installed into a hollow opening in a false ceiling. It appears as though a hole in the ceiling is letting light through. The fixture is installed inside the false ceiling and contains the lamp holder. They are ideal for low-height rooms. There are 3 kinds of recessed lights:
- Standard recessed lights – round and linearly placed concealed fixtures found in hotel and lounge areas
- Troffers – Rectangular office lights concealed under false ceilings
- Gimbals – Task lights used in areas like kitchens or as focus lights over paintings
- Cove Lighting
Ever been to a lounge and marvelled at the beautiful diffused light illuminating the space above your head as if the ceilings glowing – well that’s cove lighting. Cove lighting is ideal when you need to give your room just a warm glow or you need to emphasize a division created by a dropped ceiling. Using the EcoPro fibre cement sheet, you can create an aesthetic false ceiling structure to conceal the fixtures and direct the lights towards the ceiling.
- Flush lights
Flush mount lighting is a type of lighting fixture that has little to no gap between the fixture itself and the ceiling. They come in a variety of shapes such as circular, oval, square and rectangular – seamlessly blending with your decor. Most flush mount fixtures are pretty minimal in design, but it is still possible to find ornate, decorative styles with many designers.
When it comes to light fixtures, nothing creates a statement as dramatic as a chandelier. It is what sets the mood in the room and is frequently an object of discussion with guests. While most frequently found decorating the dining room, chandeliers can be used to add shimmer to any room of your houses such as the living room, bedroom, and patio. If you are looking at a heavily designed chandelier to hang by the false ceiling for hall or bedroom or any other room, ensure that you suspend them from the ceiling beams rather than from the fibre cement board for added strength.
How Fiber Cement Board Facilitates Light Fixing
Ceilings play an important role in reflecting and diffusing light. Fibre Cement ceilings reflect and diffuse light well and reduce the need for artificial lighting. This results in improved energy efficiency and a better working environment. EcoPro fibre cement board is easy to cut through and install light fixtures into them. Hence, they make for excellent light frames!
Knowing your lights can help you convey your choice to your architect clearly and gauge your options sharply, instead of simply fitting lights impulsively!