Both the function and the beauty play a part in the choice of plug in light fixture for a new home. Poor light sources make normal activities difficult and darker throughout the home, impairing its visual impression. You may have decided to change the lighting in your kitchen due to a change in your needs or just because you want something different. One change you can do is removing a fluorescent luminaire and installs recessed lighting, sometimes called “Can Lights.” Most electrical junction boxes are 4 inches square, so recessed lamps with a diameter close to that size would work best. Be sure to check your local building standards to make sure you do not need to hire an electrician for this project.
Determine special uses and activities that will happen in each room. List both general activities and specific tasks that may require additional plug in light fixture. Note the type of lighting required based on the activity. The general lighting sheds light throughout the room while task lighting gives focused light in areas in the room where specific activities take place. Note the size of each room. A larger room needs more light sources to avoid dark areas. Consider laying two overhead luminaires, a long bar of track lighting, wall lamps or lamps to deliver enough light sources to a large room.
Measure the height of the ceiling in each room. The dimensions of the room, even the ceiling height, affect the size of the luminaire that works well. Higher ceilings work well with larger plug in light fixture or lamps hanging from the ceiling. Determine the overall style or decorating theme for each room in the home. Use these themes to choose the style of luminaires that fit the rooms. The color of the room can also affect the luminaire choice.
Note the other metal surfaces in the rooms such as bathrooms and kitchens. Finishing on faucets, towel rings, cabinet knobs and other metal surfaces will match the entire room. Brushed nickel faucets with shiny gold luminaires will not flow well and will make the room less visually appealing. Consider energy efficiency of luminaires. Energy efficient lamps save money on your electricity bill and benefit the environment. Visit the lighting shop or light part of a home improvement store. Take the list of data collected according to your needs and style preferences. Select the luminaires that fit your budget and your needs. Consider choosing plug in light fixture groups for each room to ensure they are coordinated with each other.