Thursday, July 20, 2017

Lighting Ideas For Basements

Track Lighting

Track lighting may be a remodeled basement's best friend. It doesn't take up wall or floor space, is simple to install, and is flexible. Systems, like the one shown here, mix both place fittings for accent lighting and pendant or flooding fixtures . Track lighting lets you easily change the room lighting when you rearrange the furnishings of the room or layout.

Ceiling- and Wall-Mounted Fixtures

Before turning basements into lovely finished living spaces became popular, few homeowners could have installed a flush-mounted ceiling fixture or even an elegant sconce under ground level. Basement ceilings were often too low--and unfinished walls too ugly--to even consider using such "upstairs" fixtures under level.

Uplighting Creates an Elegant Ambience

Uplighting entails directing a light source in the ceiling instead of horizontally to the space or down toward the ground. Uplighting produces a soothing lighting without dark shadows or bright glare.

Quartz-Halogen Track Lighting

Want to bring sunny daylight-spectrum lighting to a windowless basement area? Construct a window, and you'll create ambience that is above-ground. Such "windows" are actually easy-to-build custom made lighting fixtures.

Pendant Lighting Fixtures

Based on their design, pendant lights can offer focused task lighting, complete ambient lighting, or colorful accent lighting. A fixture, like the one shown here, is frequently coupled allowing you to dial exactly the right amount of lighting to match the event and your mood.

Recessed Miniature Can Lights

A galaxy of recessed miniature can lights shine down with this basement pub. The white light from such quartz-halogen fixtures accentuates the glassware, the hardwood cabinetry, the granite countertops, along with the stainless bar surfaces. Each row of lights is about a dimmer switch that is separate, allowing the homeowner to dial in the precise amount of illumination needed: bright for parties for viewing the TV or dim.

Finished Basement Toronto

Multiple Sources of Light

The desk is offset in the window to prevent having to start looking into glaring sunlight while functioning. The desk is illuminated by daylight-spectrum florescent tubes behind a window that is fictitious; frosted glass diffuses the light. The false ceiling over the table not just conceals heat, plumbing, and wiring chases, it houses a quartet of recessed light fixtures and, as it's edge, a fixture supporting a valance that reflects light off the section of ceiling. Uplights on the table add to the ambience--and also to the ambient lighting.

A False Lighted Window

Just frame and trim a "window" opening in a finished basement wall, then paint the concrete wall behind it reflective white, mount a few inexpensive florescent fixtures on the wall, and equip them with daylight-spectrum bulbs. Then hang a translucent window treatment, like this gauzy accordion shade, and enjoy the, filtered illumination. Together with a halogen table lamp and a recessed can fixture, it.

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