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Types of Light Fixtures

By: Mary Kenkel
November 25, 2014
There's a lighting fixture for every need and every room. From sleek track lights to elegant chandeliers, here are 12 options for your remodeling project.
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Track Lighting

Track lighting is mounted or suspended from the ceiling on a linear unit that contains several light heads, which can be positioned anywhere along the track. The direction of the heads can also be adjusted. In this room, the track lighting is used to highlight the artwork and wall and provide overall light for the space.

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Photo: 2id Interiors. From: 2id Interiors.

Neutral Contemporary Living Room With Track Lighting

A medium-sized rug and track lighting help define this living room in an open concept floor plan. Sheer curtains on the floor-to-ceiling windows are a smart choice for allowing in light without totally obscuring the views.

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Photo: Geoffrey Hodgdon

Recessed Lighting

This light fixture is installed above the ceiling and has an opening that is flush with the ceiling. Recessed lighting sends a relatively narrow band of light in one direction, so it can be used to provide ambient, task or accent lighting. The recessed lighting in this kitchen adds sufficient light without overwhelming the space. Design by Andreas Charalambous.

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Photo: Willis Allen Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International. From: Willis Allen Real Estate and Luxury Portfolio International®.

White Galley Kitchen With Wine Refrigerator

Among its chef-grade appliances, the integrated kitchen boasts double ovens and a full-size wine refrigerator. Dust off your sommelier skills!

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