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Decorative ceiling lights for a fine basic illumination

Here on Red Dot 21, we present modern and classic ceiling lights in captivating design for fine basic illumination in this category. Ceiling lights contribute significantly to the atmosphere of the room and are crucial for an even light distribution. The field of luminaire design has a wide range to choose from and offers a variety of models, such as pendant and suspended luminaires or ceiling luminaire and spotlights. Our range of selection helps you to find a beautiful designed luminaire for the living room that suits the interior design style.

Even light distribution in the living rooms with ceiling luminaire

Ceiling luminaires are suitable as illuminator base providing even distribution of light in the living rooms and are an essential part of the arrangement. The light distributed in the room does not necessarily have to be so bright. If required, a diffused, cosy light can be generated.

Skylights: Using skylight as a basic illumination also offers the advantage of space saving, as the installation takes place directly under the ceiling. If the room is of a certain size, nothing stands against the combination with some additional wall or floor luminaires that illuminate only certain parts of the room and set light accents.
Light bundling: Light bundling is also possible instead of a uniform light distribution, which focuses on a cone of light. That depends on the chosen lamp design. It is therefore advisable to reflect upon which purpose it should fulfil, which functions it has and where it is to be used before making your purchase. Every room has different lighting conditions.
Pendant luminaire and spotlights: The living- & dining area should be well lit e.g. with pendant-, ceiling or other decorative lights that irradiate enough light and are also an eye-catcher.
Spotlights and dimmable light sources: In the kitchen, functional lighting with well-placed spots is an advantage, so that the worktops are well lit. The bedroom has a diffuse or dimmable light source that creates a cosy atmosphere. In the bathroom, a combination of dimmable diffused light and the use of bright and flexibly adjustable ceiling spots is advisable along with at least IP44 degree of protection due to the high humidity in the bathroom.

Luminaire matching the furnishing style

The furnishing style also plays a crucial role in the choice of design such as the room size, the wall colour or the additionally planned light sources. Otherwise, the room perception quickly creates a disharmonious overall impression. All of them e.g. pendant luminaires, ceiling spotlights, cable systems or built-in spots provide sufficient light in the room and are available in different shapes, colours and are made of different materials. A relatively flat shaped object, which hangs directly under the ceiling is space-saving, but is not usually eye-catching. Pendant luminaires in contrast are more prominent and much larger. They hang down from the ceiling and they come in different lengths depending on their design. Depending on where you want it placed, make sure that none not runs into it. The country house style, for example, goes well with multi-flame pendant luminaires. Swivelling spotlight models have the advantage that they can be aligned to illuminate targeted areas. A chandelier or other fancy designer lamp is mainly used as an accessory and not so frequently as a light source. They are a real eye-catcher and deliver the effects of an idyllic atmosphere with a lot of aesthetics. The round-shaped models with a decorative lampshade are in vogue. If you are predominantly a purist, you should opt for a modern or rather futuristic design that subtly blends into the overall picture.

Elegant lighting models made of different materials

The models range from traditional to futuristic designs and comprise of different materials and shapes – be it classical, angular or asymmetrical. And the surface material also has a characteristic effect on the appearance of a lamp. Different materials are used, such as metals, plastics and textile materials. If we take a look at the metal family, mainly chromium, brass, nickel, stainless steel and aluminium are used. When combined with glass – often opal glass – these stylish variants always look elegant and modern. Ceiling lights made of wood, plastic or with fabric covers, which are available in different patterns and colours are also very popular. Wood scores as a natural material with a comforting intermediary look. Plastic elements, such as Plexiglas are as robust as wood, but much lighter. A multi-flame pendant luminaire made of black metal with alabaster glass goes very well with the country style, while the kind made of brass and glass is meant for the vintage style. However, a modern arrangement can put up with a LED cable system made of metal and acrylic under the ceiling.

The right illuminant for the ceiling lighting

To find the right kind of illuminant for the ceiling lighting, you should bear the rough differences in mind. There is a distinction between halogen, energy saving and LED lamps. The latter are particularly energy-saving, efficient and durable. They convert almost 30% of the energy they need into light and are now also available in a warm white light colour that looks very natural. With an approximate service life of 50,000 hours, they are still far ahead of the energy-saving lamps, which are said to last 10,000 hours. They save energy, but they contain mercury and must be disposed of as hazardous waste. Halogen as a light source is cheap to buy, but has a lower service life and higher power consumption.

If you are in the mood for more, please take a look at the varied lighting designs by renowned designers and manufacturers online here on Red Dot 21, who have already convinced us of their outstanding design quality.

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