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Home Lighting and Furnishings

Shopping at HansenLighting.com is easy and with our low price guarantee. It's the best way to get the best price, best selection, and best value for lighting in Utah. Hansen Lighting's selection of lighting fixtures and home decor will help you truly enjoy your home and showcase your personality and style. You can choose from thousands of products from manufacturers we have a strong relationship with to find the right lighting to suit your needs. Conveniently located in both the Salt Lake City, Utah and Utah Valley metro areas, feel free to stop by our local Draper, Utah and Orem, Utah lighting showrooms.

Home Lighting Fundamentals

There are three primary types of lighting: ambient lighting (or general lighting), task lighting, and accent lighting. A good lighting plan incorporates all these types of light in an area according to your functional needs and the style you desire.

Ambient lights provide an area with overall illumination. This is the foundation of lighting within any space that should provide a comfortable level of brightness without glare and allow you to see and walk around safely. This type of lighting can be accomplished by ceiling lights or wall-mounted light fixtures.

Task lighting helps you to perform specific activities, such as reading, cooking, doing homework, working on hobbies, grooming, and more. Task lighting can be provided by recessed lighting and track lighting, pendant lighting, and undercabinet lighting, as well as by portable floor and desk lamps. Task lighting should be free of distracting glare, eliminate shadows and be bright enough to prevent eye strain.

Accent lighting adds drama to an area by creating visual points of interest. Included as part of an interior design scheme, accent lights can draw the eye to specific items such as houseplants, sculptures, paintings, or other decorative objects. This approach also works well to highlight the texture of a wall or window treatments. Ideally, accent lighting should product three times as much light on the focal point as opposed to the ambient light surrounding it. Typically, accent lighting is produced by utilizing recessed or track lighting or wall-mounted picture lights.
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