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Sept. 1, 2010
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Lighting Design Tips and Trends For 2010
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Lighting Design Tips and Trends For 2010

The latest next big thing in lighting design is the ability to have better control and more energy efficiency, also concealing lights in the walls and floor is very fashionable and creates a lovely layered effect. If you only change one thing this year to improve the atmosphere in your home install dimmer switches!
  • Different Lighting Effects
    There are three different lighting effects in your home, all of which should be operated...
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  • Uplights and downlights
    Uplights and downlights are your main tools and consequently the key to getting your lighting plan.... < Read More >
  • Sources of light
    The best source of light is low voltage, it is the closest thing to natural daylight... < Read More >
  • What to avoid
    It is important not to think of an area as just one space. Think about what the space is used for and... < Read More >
  • How to get it right
    Plan out what your room is used for and what levels of light are needed. Again this is very important in an open plan... < Read More >
  • Kitchen Tips
    1. Low voltage recessed lights that won't collect grease...
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  • Bathroom Light
    1. It is important to make sure that the fittings are bathroom suitable.(appropriate IP rating)...
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  • Lighting Gardens
    1. Less is more! You need to light features and not the sky line you don't want people thinking...
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  • Hallways and landings
    1. Make more of your flooring by using low level lights in the walls...
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