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Light is radiant energy that enables us to see. Sources of light Sources of light are either natural or artificial.

Natural Lighting

The main sources of natural light is the sun. Other sources include the moon and the stars. Natural light gets into a room through openings such as doors, windows and skylights.

Artificial lighting

Sources of artificial light include: Lamps, torches, candles, among others.

Methods of lighting

Different methods of lighting are used in the home. They include:-

Direct lighting

Semi direct

Indirect lighting

Decorative

Direct Lighting Direct lighting is when light is focused on a point where it is required for a specific purpose.

 

Semi Direct Lighting: Semi Direct Lighting is where light is distributed in all directions.

In-direct lighting:  In-direct lighting is where the source of light is hidden and the light is directed onto a surface such as a wall or ceilling. The light is then deflected and distributed to the whole room.

 

Decorative Lighting

Decorative Lighting is light that is used to bring out the beauty of room and accessories.

Coloured bulbs or lampshades may be used to create a desired mood.

 

Lighting fixtures/fittings

Lighting fixtures/fittings are devices used for holding bulbs and may also be decorative.

They can be mounted on ceilings or walls, pendants or placed on tables or floors.

 

See also:

FUELS IN THE HOME

VENTILATION

SICK AT HOME

CONSUMER PROTECTION

MEAL PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

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