Pendant Lighting for High-Ceiling BasementsHigh ceilings like this one may feel light and airy--or only big, anonymous, and vacant. Pendant lighting creates appeal and a feeling of closeness in rooms that are tall.
Lighting a Portal RoomBasements and pool tables were made for one another, but creating a successful bank shot requires great lighting. When you have a finished ceiling, recessed fixtures are the obvious choice. Shadows by installing the fixtures to ensure that the light from each fixture overlaps the beam of ones that are adjacent. And you're prepared to play--with no fear of whacking a hanging fixture or knocking over a floor lamp.
Recessed Light PanelsLight panels are large, rectangular florescent fixtures commonly recessed into suspended ceilings in commercial buildings. Here, four of these fixtures were assembled into a fireplace over a gas fireplace to create the illusion of a window. The room is flooded by equipping them .
Recessed Lights for Accent LightingWhile recessed lighting fixtures are usually thought of as providers of complete, ambient, or task lighting, do not overlook them for accent lighting jobs. While smaller models provide display items on the room's focal point wall with illumination standard-issue can lights light the seating area of the basement living space.
Uplighting Creates an Elegant AmbienceUplighting entails directing a light source at the ceiling instead of horizontally into the space or down toward the ground. Uplighting creates a soothing light without glare or shadows.