The 10 Best Lighting Design Ideas
One way to do this is to shine light indirectly into a room by using an uplighter to bounce it off the walls and ceiling. To do this effectively, the light source needs to be far enough away from the ceiling to create a broad glow yet high enough to be above the eye level of anyone standing in the room. Most floor-standing models are tall enough to satisfy these requirements but the more elongated designs can look awkward in low-ceilinged rooms. If you plan to use wall-mounted fittings, try holding them about 170cm (67in) from the floor to begin with and adjust the height from there.
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Special care needs to be taken with task and display lamps, as the bulb is more than likely to be exposed. When a table or floor lamp is being used as a task light, the bottom edge of the shade should be positioned high enough to allow light to fall on your work area or lap, but not so high that the bright inner surface of the shade can be seen.