Published by: Fred Grey
Category: Lighting Fixtures, More >>
Published at: Friday, November 17 2017 10:49:24
Major reductions in the cost of lighting occurred with the discovery of whale oil and kerosene. The potential of electric light as a new building material was recognized in the 1920s and became a useful design tool by the mid-century. Skillful lighting allowed for theatricality, narrative, and a new emphasis on structure and space. Gas lighting was economical enough to power street lights in major cities starting in the early 1800s, and was also used in some commercial buildings and in the homes of wealthy people. The gas mantle boosted the luminosity of utility lighting and of kerosene lanterns.
These hang down just a little with the use of a metal mounting system and will hold onto the shade. This style of light will also work perfect in any contemporary designed bathroom.
The shades on a contemporary light will be made of light brown, beige or classic white. The shades that cover the bulb can be square or cylinder in shape. Pendant lighting would be best used over the top of counters or bars for a dramatic affect on the area or in dining areas.
Lighting fixtures come in a wide variety of styles for various functions. The most important functions are as a holder for the light source, to provide directed light and to avoid visual glare. Some are very plain and functional, while some are pieces of art in themselves. Nearly any material can be used, so long as it can tolerate the excess heat and is in keeping with safety codes.