Resources for Better Lighting Design

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Home Lighting Design Tips on HowStuffWorks.com
Natural light is the most welcoming light inside your home. However, you should still provide proper lighting in every corner. To start with, check these lighting tips from HowStuffWorks.com. Here, you will learn the different types of light bulbs, which includes the incandescent bulb and the halogen bulb. Then, you will know to choose the correct lighting for every room of your house and where to place it. Ideally, every 50 square feet of a room needs an average of 200 watts. For example, lighting should be installed directly above the range and the kitchen sink. For the shower room, it's always better if you will use a waterproof lighting fixture.

Chic Home Lighting Ideas
Lighting is an essential element for any room in the home. HGTV.com (Home and Garden TV) provides a photo gallery with essays to get you inspired with fixtures, shades and unique styles, and provide a plethora of decorating principles and tips involving lighting techniques and craftsmanship. From just a small number of room examples, you'll find techniques and tips on nearly every aspect of lighting from lighting design to lighting fixtures, bathroom lighting, table lamps, refurbished chandeliers, garden lighting, chandelier lampshades, kitchen lighting, ceiling fan makeovers and more.

Learn Everything About Lighting
A wealth of articles by Pegasus Lighting on the broad topics of lighting design, lighting tips, projects and lighting info, as well as buying guides and a glossary. Learn about lighting for living spaces, demystifying track lighting, ceiling fan installation and selection, seasonal affective disorder, touch the light, outdoor deck and patio lighting, bedroom lighting, kitchen lighting, landscape lighting, ceiling fans, residential lighting design, green lights and design, clubhouse lighting and design, lamp technology, hospitality lighting design, under cabinetry and cove lighting, track lighting cable and rail, light nouveau, lighting dimmers and controls, lighting office spaces, recessed lighting, and lighting design.

Kitchen Lighting Tips From Experts on DIYNetwork.com
DIYNetwork.com presents to you some kitchen lighting tips from Joe Rey-Barreau, director of education for the American Lighting Association, and lighting designer Randall Whitehead. Here, the two lighting experts shared their thoughts on the different types of lighting the task lighting, ambient lighting, accent lighting, and decorative lighting. According to Rey-Barreau, decorative lighting is great in the kitchen if the scale of the fixtures is right for the space, and that the shade material has enough opacity can hide the light bulb effectively. He added that dimmers and switches are the most inexpensive ways to coordinate lighting levels. For Whitehead, he said that many people overlook ambient lighting as an important layer in the kitchen.

Light Fair International Trade Show and Conference
This is the web site for the world's largest annual architechtural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. The convention is held in New York in April of 2005, and features exhibits and manufacturers of lighting in fields like landscape lighting, transportation lighting, architectural lighting, interior lighting, home lighting, office, retail, energy efficiency, residential, restaurant, government, and health care. All sorts of lighting design innovations and fixtures and bulbs will be on display.

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