By Emeline Suchet. Lighting. Published at Friday, May 04th, 2018 - 23:08:56 PM.
When purchasing your lighting a few questions are going to come to mind, and this article is designed to help you figure out exactly the type that you want, and the best type for the purpose you intend to use it for. You want to make sure with any lighting that you decide to buy that its going to provide enough illumination for the purpose its serving. Keep in mind that with any lighting you can direct the light with a light shade, or a globe.
Pendant lighting should be hung about 32" to 40" above the kitchen table for nice lighting for a meal. If you are going to be using it as a reading light instead of a table light, you may want to lower the hang height for more direct lighting. Attaching a dimmer control is going to be ideal for a reading light, because the light directed straight down could become very bright, and now you have the flexibility to use the same light for many different tasks.
Tower lamp. These are generally single pieces lamps that have multiple lights placed around its body. Due to their structure, these lamps are visually appealing even when they are not powered up. They resemble a sculpture diffusing light through its translucent body. The shade covers the entire lamp and has some natural scene painted on it. The most famous tower floor lamp would is the Asian style lanterns that can even be used as a focal point in any room.
Crystal chandeliers became popular when a 17th century glassmaker discovered how to make easily cut glass crystal. Until that time only rock crystal or fragile crystillo could be used for chandeliers. With the cheaper glass crystal, the popularity of crystal chandeliers exploded. They could fill a room with all the glittering colors of the rainbow, and effect that still makes them a very popular option today.
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