What does layering light mean?

Layering light allows you to make the most of architectural and interior features in a room.

A simple example of layering could be in a bedroom. Pendants or downlights give a functional light, whilst the addition of a bedside lamp will open out the space and create a warmer, cosier atmosphere.

Light sources can be positioned in or on ceilings, on walls at night, mid or low level and could also be recessed into floors or walls at low level.

By adding dimmers to all lighting circuits you produce further combinations of atmosphere. Evening lights could have a 5 amp circuit on a warm soft level, while the functional light source is either off or very dimmed. For daytime, the functional lighting would be at a much brighter output.

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