added by flash09
(7 weeks ago)
"Up, down and all around." I use this little saying to make sure I have addressed all the required elements when I'm planning a lighting design. Sounds simple, but it really does work.
The most common use of up lighting is in a recessed cove around the top perimeter of a room.To maximize light output, use a T5 fluorescent or LED light source that will wash the ceiling with light. This helps to create a brighter ceiling that bounces and reflects light throughout the space without glare.Combine this with lots of natural daylight to increase the overall light levels in a room.
If your cabinets don't go to the ceiling, consider adding lights above the cabinets. Using a more powerful light source, such as a T5 fluorescent, increases the reflectivity of the ceiling, thereby increasing the light in the room.