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Accent lighting focuses light on a particular area or object.[1] It is often used to highlight art or other artifacts.[2] Common types of accent lights include wall sconces, floodlights, recessed lights, torchère lamps, or track lighting. The brighter light from the accent lamp creates visual interest to a room. Accent lights may also be used to shine light on a stairway, or as in movie theaters, light a walkway.

Some accent lights aren't made to shine on a particular object, but are themselves a piece of art with a self-contained light source. Often made with Tiffany glass,[3] these serve as a piece of functional decor for a home.

Accent lights can also be used outdoors as guides for pathways or to spotlight garden art.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lighting Definitions". Mavin Dyck. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Basic Types Of Lighting". Lighting Fundamentals. American Lighting Association. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Accent lights with Tiffany Glass".
  4. ^ "3 Basic Types of Lighting". HGTV. Retrieved 23 June 2015.