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Types of Lighting
Explore each of the categories of lighting and learn how to design with light in your own home.

​Effective lighting of any space or area typically consists of a “layering” of different types of light sources and luminaires depending on the activities and tasks to be performed. Here you will learn how to define the basic types of lighting and their practical application.

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    Accent

    Accent lighting can be used to tell a story of the room being lighted.

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    Ambient

    Ambient lighting "sets the stage" for the basic light in a space.

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    Decorative

    Decorative light fixtures become focal points in the room.

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    Task

    Task lighting directs light just where you need it.

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