One room can serve multiple purposes. It can be a place where you can relax, work on the computer, do arts and crafts, cook, share a meal with friends, and much more… This is why lighting features need to correspond to the setting or application of the room.
STANDARD helped create a festive atmosphere in Riverview when it suggested installing Christmas lights to light up the Town’s riverfront along the Petitcodiac River.
As a general rule, effective accent lighting requires the installation of three times more light on the focal point than ambient lighting generally provides.
STANDARD also offers LED String lights and lamps which are an energy efficient, durable, low maintenance solution for all lighting effects during the holidays as well as throughout the year when you want to brighten up a space. Consider lighting a garden, trees or fences to create a beautiful festive display. These E17 base LED lamps are available in a variety of brilliant colours and provide a long life of 60,000 hours. For one continuous string set, these lamps can be paired with Light strings of a 1,000ft or 25ft depending on the length of the application.
Types of fixtures that can provide general ambient indoor lighting: Chandelier Ceiling mounted fixture Wall-mounted fixture Traditional recessed fixtures and/or LED Downlights Track light Floor lamp Table lamp
Types of Fixtures that Provide Accent Lighting: Track light Slim line bar and undercabinet Tape and extrusion Directional recessed fixture or downlight Wall-mounted fixtures
STANDARD’s series of LED Wall Sconces, equipped with double-sided lenses, provide high quality lighting with a CRI 90+ while adding a decorative touch to the application.
Moreover, its purpose is to ensure safe and easy traffic, as well as to create an overview of the room. The ambient light ‘bounces’ off the walls to illuminate as much space as possible.
Types of fixtures that provide ambient outdoor lighting: Spotlight Hanging fixture Garage and canopy lighting Post lantern Wall lighting Recessed fixture used in overhanging structures
Operating on 120 V, the LED Strip light kits and the LED Rope lights are designed to add ambiance and character to any setting. With an average life of 35 000 hours, these products provide crisp, even light dispersion in both warm and cool white and the LED Ropes are also available in bright colours. They are water and weather resistant, easy to install, and include all mounting clips and screws in the box. LED Rope lights also come equipped with an anti-UV material jacket, which will avoid the product discoloration over time.
We often start designing our lighting plan with ambient lighting and then go on to identifying the areas where there will be a need for accent lighting. “I like to move from general to specific when planning the lighting for a room,” says lighting designer Markus Earley of Providence, R.I.
Documentation LED Lamps Catalogue LED Warranty Lighting Applications Indoor Outdoor Holiday lights Gardens Fences Trees Under cabinet and cove
If you need help designing your lighting plan (commercial or industrial), call STANDARD’s project department. Our experts will provide free energy audits, fixtures, and a solution to improve it.
These linkable LED bars that provide continuous high quality lighting are the perfect fit for a variety of applications, such as cove, accent, or task lighting.
STANDARD LED filament lamps create an exquisite design with warm and uniform lighting!
Task lighting sheds light on the tasks a person carries out in a given space such as reading, cooking, computer work, for which a brighter light is required in a smaller focal point of the room.
Types of Fixtures that Provide Task Lighting: Directional gimbal recessed fixture or downlight Pendant lighting Slim line bar and undercabinet Tape and extrusion Portable or desk lamp
Outdoor lighting is usually installed in order to ensure visibility and increase security around a building. It is also recommended to light up the exterior of the building, entrances and stairs to reduce and perhaps eliminate the risk of injury that can occur when entering and leaving the building.
STANDARD’s series of LED Tapes and Extrusions is the ideal solution for the customization of any area. Whether surface mounted, recessed or suspended, these lighting systems will help create an inviting atmosphere and add a touch of refinement to every application.
Change your current lighting to LED Ambiance Amber lamps to create a warmer and more comfortable atmosphere while minimizing energy and maintenance costs compared to traditional equivalents.
Key features Voltage 120 V Available shapes and sizes LED Ropes, LED Strips, LED C9/G8 lamps, Light strings Durable and high quality lighting Ability to personalize the ambiance of a space Ranging from crisp warm light to brilliant coloured light
Accent lighting is used mainly to focus on a specific point of interest or to achieve a desired effect. This type of lighting gives the impression of a larger room; it is more frequently used to highlight an architectural feature, a plant (in outdoor layout), a sculpture, or a collection of objects.
However, when multiple specific tasks are performed in a room (a jewelry store, for example) or when there are several points to highlight (such as a museum or an art gallery), it is best to start a lighting plan with accent lighting. Therefore, it is essential to know the purpose of a room before starting the development! For more information on lighting requirements, see article 7 Spatial Categories and Their Lighting Requirements.
STANDARD offers various solutions that add that extra touch to any location; anywhere from strip and rope lights light strings and coloured lamps.
For a more pleasant lighting, it is often best to avoid harsh lights or lighting that casts troublesome shadows. It is also practical to install a single switch for focal lighting, independent from the room’s overall lighting switch.
“The best advice I can offer is the following: no matter what you do, or what you hope to accomplish, always install three types of lighting in a room,” says Patricia Rizzo, of the Lighting Research Center . People often expect a single source of light to meet all their needs. Yet, each of the three types of lighting has a particular function to fulfill specific needs, which are: Ambient, task and accent lighting.
Posted in Our Online Journal, The basics of Lighting. Last updated June 7, 2018.
General or ambient lighting is intended to light up a room in its entirety, to provide a uniform level of illumination throughout the space, independently of other lighting sources.
To learn more about outdoor lighting, read our article Economical, Efficient, and Safe Outdoor Lighting
Create a special effect or add an extra touch to any location using one or more of our different LED accent solutions, anywhere from tape, strip and rope lights to LED coloured lamps.
Coloured LED lamps are perfect to create a fun and cheerful setting while being an excellent energy-efficient solution.