Lighting Types: Know the Difference

Lighting can make or break a room. Learn the characteristics of different lighting types and where to use each in your home.

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Directional lighting or lighting that adds interest or highlights a certain object or unusual architectural feature in a room. A bulb and some kind of shield to direct the light are all that's needed for this type of lighting. Halogen spotlights and table lamps with opaque shades are good ways to achieve accent lighting. Design by Lori Dennis.

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