General lighting provides an area with overall illumination. Also known as general lighting, it radiates a comfortable level of brightness without glare and allows you to see and walk about safely. In some spaces such as laundry rooms, the ambient lighting also serves as the primary source of task lighting.
While individual task lights may come in different shapes and sizes, they all share one thing in common: the potential to provide improved illumination of your workspace or task area. Desk lamps, reading lamps, and the under-cabinet lights found in many cubicles are all considered task lighting.
To help you create the most healthful, convenient experience possible, we offer the following information to guide your selection, placement, and use of task lighting.
When an ambient wash of light just isn't enough, accent lighting offers that extra bit of spotlighting, ideal for highlighting something special. They can fit under a cabinet, over a work of art or higher up on ceiling molding (to enhance your home's architecture and personality). Low-profile accent lights fit into tight spaces so even the smallest nooks get the attention they deserve. And LED accent lights mean you don't have to change those hard to reach lights as often (or ever!).