What is Task Lighting?
In this week’s blog I am returning to the main types of lighting. Having covered what accent lighting is a few weeks ago, this week I will look at task lighting. Task lighting homes in on a specific area of a room, boosting the light level in that area, to assist in doing something in particular – the task in hand, such as reading, paperwork, shaving, cooking. Examples of task lighting are:
Desk lamps or floor standing reading lamps, adjustable wall mounted bedside reading lights, bedside reading lamps, or library lights:
Illuminated mirrors & cabinets:
Wash basin wall lights, above mirror shaver lights & illuminated magnifying mirrors:
Kitchen under wall cabinet lights or shelf lights:
Pendants over kitchen islands or dining tables:
Ceiling downlights placed purposefully, e.g. over a dining table or a kitchen island:
When planning the lighting in any room ask yourself what tasks will be going on in there – that will lead you towards picking the best task lighting for those jobs in hand.