Written at Friday, November 10 2017 06:53:15 for Lighting Fixtures by Melissa N. Powell
With the discovery of fire, the earliest form of artificial lighting used to illuminate an area were campfires or torches. As early as 400,000 BCE, fire was kindled in the caves of Peking Man. Prehistoric people used primitive lamps to illuminate surroundings. These lamps were made from naturally occurring materials such as rocks, shells, horns and stones, were filled with grease, and had a fiber wick. Lamps typically used animal or vegetable fats as fuel. Hundreds of these lamps (hollow worked stones) have been found in the Lascaux caves in modern-day France, dating to about 15,000 years ago. Oily animals (birds and fish) were also used as lamps after being threaded with a wick.
Contemporary chandeliers are available in a huge variety of styles that will work in just about any room in the home. There are several chandeliers on the market that can be true pieces of art and would look stunning in any contemporary themed dining room while a simple, yet attractive, chandelier would look stunning in a hallway or entryway. They can come with as little as two lights or as many as ten lights hanging on their arms.
Flush Lights: Mostly available in round shapes, the lights are fitted inside the rim, which can be of silver or gold or any other color. These lights can be conveniently used in kitchens as the area gets brightly lit up by these lights. Also available in square forms, these can be used in bedrooms as well. Semi-Flush Ceiling Lighting - Basically, a transition form between Single Glass Pendant Lights and Flush Ceiling Lights. They hand down from the ceiling slightly.