Lighting refers to the use of light sources to illuminate a space or object. Lighting can serve functional purposes, such as providing visibility and safety, as well as aesthetic purposes, such as creating mood or atmosphere.
There are different types of lighting, including:
General Lighting: This type of lighting provides general lighting for the space. Examples include overhead lighting fixtures such as chandeliers, ceiling-mounted fixtures, and recessed lighting.
Task lighting: Task lighting provides localized lighting to assist with specific activities such as reading, cooking, or working. Examples are table lamps, reading lamps, and under-cabinet lighting in the kitchen.
Accent Lighting: Accent lighting highlights specific objects or areas in a space, such as artwork or architectural features. Examples include road lighting and lighting.
Decorative Lighting: Decorative lighting primarily serves an aesthetic purpose and is designed to enhance the visual appeal of a space. Examples include decorative pendants, wall sconces, and table lamps.
Outdoor lighting: Outdoor lighting is used to illuminate outdoor spaces such as gardens, patios, and walkways. Examples include landscape lighting, security lighting, and porch lighting.
In addition, lighting can also be classified by the type of light source, such as incandescent, fluorescent, LED, or halogen. Each type of light source has its characteristics and advantages.
Event lighting refers to the use of lighting to enhance the atmosphere, mood, and overall visual appeal of an event. Event lighting can be used in a variety of settings including weddings, corporate events, concerts, festivals, and other special occasions.