In residential homes, fireplaces frequently serve two functions. During winter, the area provides warmth and comfort, which allows numerous types of daily activities to take place, such as reading and socializing. When unused, fireplaces serve as accent points for aesthetics. Lighting options around a fireplace can highlight and bring out certain features of the area and increase functionality.
LED Strip Lights, Wall Scones, Pendant Lights
Discreet lighting products are the way to go, when it comes to adding lights to one’s fireplace. LED strip lights are recommended for outlining the boundaries of the area, without creating hot spots or glare on the wall. Low color-temperature strip lights could be a better option, compared to high-color temperature variants, in order to promote comfort in the space.
For individuals who want to maintain a traditional look over their fireplace, another option includes wall sconces. The units should be mounted at roughly eye level, for clarity.
Avoid installing wall sconces that protrude over the fireplace to avoid accidental bumping or tampering. If this is an issue, slim wall sconce variants might be a better alternative. Pendant lighting offers a similar effect, which is a type of unit that hangs from a base or ceiling. Both wall sconces and pendant fixtures can be caged or equipped with unique housings.
Recessed LED Fixtures
Can LED fixtures or recessed lighting can be applied over or on the side of the fireplace. These lights are usually mounted on the ceiling, with the beam pointing down. For functionality, the lights should be dimmable, so that they can cater to both detailed tasks, such as kids doing assignments from school, and casual conversations.
Recessed LED fixtures may also be installed at the bottom of shelves over the fireplace. This alternative is ideal for highlighting ornaments or paintings on the wall.
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