Showing posts with label track lighting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label track lighting. Show all posts

Friday, April 10, 2015

Flush Mount Light Fixtures Ideas

Flush mount light fixtures are an easy and affordable way to make a room seem bright and cheerful. Alternatives include stand up lamps, chandeliers, desk lamps, and track lighting; however, the most cost effective solution for most home renovations are the use of mounted light fixtures. These fixtures are wired through the wall and are controlled by a switch that is usually placed at the entrance to the room.

There are several advantages to using flush mount light fixtures compared to the alternatives. Since the fixture is flush with the ceiling, it allows for a wider radius of light to penetrate to all corners of the room. This can be very welcomed, especially if the walls are painted in a darker color and/or if the room is accompanied by darker leathers and furniture. It also ensures that if the ceiling is a little low, taller individuals won't have to worry about knocking their head when walking through the room.

There are several well known brands available to the average consumer. Quorum International makes a variety of different models of flush mount light fixtures that can be purchased online or at your local home improvement stores such as Home Depot. The price of these fixtures depends entirely on the brand and model. They range in price from as low as $30 (on sale) to as much as $200 for the most sought after models.

When time comes for you to renovate your home or part there of, consider adopting a set of flush mount light fixtures. They are easy to clean, provide a large array of light, and are quite affordable. I have used a variety of different forms of lamps, track lighting, and mounted light fixtures, and I'd have to say that the later are the easiest to maintain

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Foyer Light Fixtures Ideas

Foyer light fixtures is extremely relevant in interior designing of a house because the foyer is the entrance hall to a house. Guests usually notice this very hall, whenever they enter the house. Before going for foyer chandelier, below are the following tips which should be considered.

One of the tricks to great foyer lighting fixtures is to have the outside porch of your home look nice also. This sets a great stage for when people enter your home. If your porch is cluttered and poorly lit, it has a negative effect on the inside. Using a combination of foyer light fixtures in your home improvement project will help create depth. For example, if you are creating foyer lighting for a two story foyer, you may want to use a beautiful chandelier as well as a table lamp or some lower wall sconces. A smaller foyer may lend itself better to recessed lighting and some pretty wall sconces, or a simply a single overhead fixture.

Consider putting your foyer lighting on a dimmer switch. This will allow you to change the level of lighting according to the time of day it is. It will also help you to create any specific ambiance you are looking for. Dimmer switches are a great home improvement convenience and are relatively simple and inexpensive to install.

Since a foyer is the entrance to the rest of a home, great decor is important. Accenting that great decor is even more important. What good is a beautiful foyer if no one can see it? This is where special foyer light fixtures is so useful. If you have nice pictures on your wall, you can showcase them with track lighting that can be moved to highlight specific portions of your decor. Track lighting is a relatively simple home improvement project that can add great drama and interest to your foyer lighting.

Another creative type of foyer lighting is to include lights in your decorations. This lends itself especially well to country themes. If, for example, you have a wooden evergreen tree, creative foyer light fixtures would be to string tiny white lights on the tree. It gives a soft and cheery glow to your home. Other ideas would be putting lights behind larger, leafy plants to give indirect lighting or include small lights in wreaths or over window treatments.

Foyer light fixtures is a very personal home improvement project. There are so many choices of fixtures and many ways to display them. Think about what kind of feel you want in your home and plan your foyer lighting to help you accomplish this goal.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Track Lighting Fixtures

Are you familiar with track lighting fixtures? Track lighting is a lighting system where a track device connects to the light fixtures. This track device has electrical conductors. The power flows from the power source to the track, and the track distributes the power equally between however many fixtures are affixed to that particular piece of tracking.

Many people consider the selection and installation of track light fixtures a challenge. Once you have decided and installed your track lighting the next challenge that you will encounter is the fixtures themselves. Look at it as you would a shade on a lamp: you have the base but now the shade is going to complete the lamp. It is the same thing with selecting the track lighting fixtures.

So what are the various components of a track lighting installation that you need to know about? You should know about the different parts, after all, if your in the market to buy and install a set. Unfamiliarity with it may pose a challenge to you as to which one to buy and install. You can educate yourself with this information.

What are the basics that you need to be familiar with about track lighting fixtures?

  • Track style. There are three typical lighting methods in track lighting. These are the 3-Wire "H", 2-Wire "L" and the Wide 2-Wire "J". There are also available versions for all of these three systems. These variations allow you to choose the fixture compatible to the track. For beginners, 3-Wire "H" is good. Take time to gather more information on the different styles of track and fixtures from different manufacturers then do comparisons.

  • Line voltage track heads. There are different track head styles available. Some manufacturers offer track heads that do not require you to have a transformer. This results to a lot smaller base.

  • Low voltage lighting fixtures with transformers. These transformers allow the voltage to go lower, from 120 volts to 12 volts. The transformers attach to the track and serves as the base. However, these transformers do not go well with magnetic dimmers.

  • Wattage rating. Most of the low voltage fixtures have 50W lamps, but there are some available in 75W.

  • Extensions for track lighting heads. This lengthens the distance from the fixture head to the track via a rigid tube. It is not easy to order these extensions and usually manufacturers do not accept returned purchases. Although there are available easy-to-install extension rods, it is only compatible to "H" style only.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Kitchen Lighting Fixtures

Kitchen lighting fixtures will brighten your kitchen space, an area where most of us spend a large amount of our time, and add style and value to your home. There are a vast array of fixtures from which to choose: over island lights, chandeliers, ceiling, for low ceiling, light with fans, over table lighting, mini-pendants, track lighting, pot racks, recessed lighting and under-cabinet lights to name just a few.

Kitchen light fixtures can be as intricate or as simple as your taste. Many people who are updating wish to go with energy efficient lighting. More and more manufacturers are producing their kitchen lighting fixtures so that they are compatible with more energy efficient lighting.

Lighting for your kitchen can be categorized into task, ambient, accent and decorative and by using a balance of the different types of lighting you will able to achieve the optimum effect. Task kitchen lighting fixtures are used in areas of high activity; for example, if you have a workstation where you pay bills or where the kids do their homework. Pendant lights work great here as well as over the sink.

Accent lighting is nice for areas that you wish to draw attention to like a tile backsplash or an intricate piece of pottery in your kitchen. Ambient lighting is used to fill in shadows so you can navigate through the room without being overpowered by the brilliance of a bright light. Decorative lighting is a little bit of all of the other three types of kitchen lighting fixtures as you will want all your kitchen lighting to be attractive and compliment your d├ęcor.

By placing your kitchen lighting fixtures in an area where they will make the most difference you will easily be able to define the personality of your kitchen.