Home lighting and cable lighting system design and installation

There are many different types of lighting such as a cable lighting system a flex lighting display, track lighting, pendant lighting and many more. But the basic categories for lighting systems are for the functions they perform.

General lighting is for overall illumination. It uses bright lights to help us see throughout our homes. These usually have switches at doors and entryways.

Task lighting is more like lamps and spotlights that help us at desks and places for reading. These are usually fairly bright as well.

Accent lighting is to shine light on special features of a home for ambiance. These are usually track lights and low voltage lamps.

All these lighting methods add to the interior design of a home or office.You can learn about the electrical installation of lights in the
home electrical wiring
part of this web site.

lighting fixture

Here’s some How-to pages for you

Installing recessed lighting

How to install track lighting

How to install cable track lighting

How to install flex track wiring

When we shop for home lighting, it’s always a good idea to shop around for bargains. As a matter of fact, I know several homeowners who started looking for lights and lighting fixtures well before their home was even started.

There’s a reason for this. Fixtures like lights and bath and kitchen fixtures often go on sale throughout the year. These aren’t like building materials that are economically driven through housing markets.

They are items that have a high markup price and can be sold for a profit in even in the most aggressive sales.

I’ve decided to cover lighting systems room by room because different rooms in the house have special lighting needs. So here we go:

kitchen lighting
bathroom lighting

family room lighting

stair lighting

dining room lighting

bedroom lighting

office lighting

game room lighting

outdoor lighting

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