Lower levels in residential properties include basements and cellars and these can be difficult to light effectively, depending on the purpose of the space. The lighting levels in basements or cellars can be challenging to balance, especially when there is not a lot of natural light available. Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about lighting the lower levels of residential properties effectively.
What are the effective lighting options for lower levels inside residential properties?
There are a number of important considerations to take into account when design the lighting for lower level rooms like basements and cellars. Especially if this space will be used frequently. These considerations include:
- Combining ambient and task lighting- with limited amounts of natural light, your artificial lights will need to achieve everything, including providing a good level of background lighting, as well as task lighting. To achieve this, you will need to combine different lighting fixtures, and set these up to create the right lighting in different areas.
- Flexible lighting- adjustable lighting can be a great option for many lower level rooms, as this provides the option for moving the light to where it is needed, at different points in time. This is often wall lighting, and it can also include uplights as well as more traditional down lights.
- Shadows and glare- in lower level rooms, shadows and glare can be a problem from any light source. But using recessed lights can prevent this, and provide the right quality of light for optimum lighting comfort and usability. This can be a practical option for a basement room used for a wide range of purposes.
For more information or for any advice, professional installation, maintenance, or repair, get in touch with the experts today, here at Walker Electrical.