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Generally speaking, residential lighting has two functions: It should support us in our daily activities, by providing light and preserving our eyes from premature fatigue and it should also create the corresponding atmosphere in our living spaces.

Today’s lighting technology offers countless possibilities and ideas. However, a sufficient number of electrical outlets will always remain an important element for the implementation of these technologies.

First of all, the room basically needs a good lighting, controlled by a switch located near the door. Then you create the appropriate atmosphere: art objects are illuminated, communication or work spaces are illuminated with special light, and the entire working and living spaces are enveloped in contours or different lighting levels.

Direct and indirect lighting

Direct light, such as the flame of a candle, evokes pleasant emotions. But it has the side-effect that the light is unfiltered and enters the eye without any screening.

For this reason indirect lighting is preferable, a screened light source, reflected by the walls and the ceiling. So the light may provide a wide cone of light it should be mounted at a good distance from the lit surface. Wall flood lights should be mounted at no less than 1.70 meters, so that the light source is well above eye level. And of course, flood lights should be only deployed in small or low rooms after considerate planning, as otherwise their effect would be wasted.

Visit an INTER Luminaires store to find everything for the perfect light setting of your residential areas, such as : spot lights, wall sconces, ceiling flood lights, table and floor lamps.

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