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Lighting Methods Make Everything New Again

Lighting Methods Make Everything New Again

Virginia Beach Electricians Can Bring New Light to Your Home

2 bulbs onLighting is much more than just the simple flip of a switch. Lighting can set the mood of a room, provide light for work or show off your favorite centerpiece. When you’re designing your home or making some changes, understanding your options can help. Nipper Electric  is skilled and experienced with endless lighting installations and techniques, including:


  • Chandelier/ Pendant Light Installations
  • Ceiling Lights
  • Rewiring
  • Recessed Lighting
  • Track Lighting
  • Landscape Lighting


Lighting comes in many styles and methods. Know what your options are and you can have a whole new look, without a lot of remodeling.

Types of Lighting

There are three main types of lighting methods. These methods are ambient lighting, task lighting, and decorative lighting.

  • Ambient Lighting – Ambient lighting is the basic lighting used simply to see. It is the backdrop for activity and sets the room for other lighting. However, ambient lighting can come in many different forms. It can be soft. It can light walls or backgrounds to create a warm and cozy feeling. The same lighting can make patterns on the walls or floors. It can even recreate the soft glow of candlelight. Fixtures used for ambient lighting include:
    • hanging lights from ceilingRecessed Lighting
    • Track Lighting
    • Pendant Lights
    • Ceiling Lights
    • Valance Lights
    • Chandeliers 
  • Task Lighting – Task Lighting is directional lighting that shines down over a workspace. Places like kitchen counters, workbenches, dining tables, desks, pianos, pantries and closets all benefit from task lighting. Types of lights most used for task lighting include:
    • Pendant Lights
    • Recessed Lights
    • Track Lights
    • Ceiling Lights with downward facing shades

      two over table hanging ceiling lights


  • Decorative Lighting- Little touches make a big difference in any room. Decorative lighting uses accent lights and interesting fixtures to add character and style to rooms. Decorative lighting can also be called accent lighting because it is used to accent areas of the room. Placing lights on either side of a central piece, like a fireplace or picture, can draw attention to that area. Decorative lighting decorates a room, either with the light it provides or the unique fixtures used. Popular lighting fixtures used include:
    • 2 crystal lights Lamps
    • Chandeliers
    • Sconces
    • Pendant Lighting
    • Track Lighting
    • Task Lighting aimed toward artwork or center pieces


Putting It All Together

The secret to using these techniques is to blend them together. No room should have just one of these methods for lighting. Layers of light should be used throughout the room to create a comfortable atmosphere. When you have put all these techniques together, you create a picture of comfort in any room. Since each method is versatile by itself, when you add them together, the possibilities are endless.


Lighting Makes a World of Difference

Many of us spend a lot of time at home. We want our homes to be comfortable and relaxing. Lighting can change a drab room into a cozy retreat. It can also change a glaring bright but boring room into a soft relaxing space. Call Nipper Electric today at 757-842-1710 to get your lighting plan started. Or you can schedule an appointment online. You could come home to a whole new look.