Home Improvement

Building 101: Kinds of Lights

The right lighting fixture, installed and positioned properly, can enhance a room’s mood and look.


Aside from being merely functional, lighting is one of the most important aspects in home design. With proper lighting for specific tasks and environments, a room becomes more comfortable to work and live in. Check out these examples of ceiling lights.

Photographed by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

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Recessed Pinlights

Pinlights are small light fixtures that are embedded into a void in the ceiling. Because they do not jut out, they are perfect for modern houses, such as this one designed by John Yuyucheng. They can brighten dark corners and even light up whole rooms—just make sure to space them out evenly.

Track Lights

Highlighting artwork is easier with track or directional lights. Each light can be repositioned to point wherever you desire, and they are perfect for hallways and walls filled with artwork or photographs. Ron Gonzalez focused track lights on this abstract in a hallway.

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