The popularity of spotlights is due to their noticeable advantages:
- the ability to illuminate only part of the room, highlight a separate area;
- the ability to evenly illuminate the entire room. There will be no shadow! Several spotlights are much better at this task than one chandelier in the middle of the room;
- one spotlight is much more economical in terms of electricity bills than a chandelier. And often more is not necessary if we are talking about the local use of one zone at a certain time. In any case, spotlights are low-power, economical. Now the most commonly used lamps are only 5W with cold white or warm yellow light;
- the brightness of the light is high, the quality of lighting is high;
- unlike massive hanging lamps, spotlights take up little space and fit perfectly into any style of interior;
- you can choose spotlights with different shades of light, that is, “play” with lighting;
- spotlights are inexpensive, much cheaper than chandeliers with numerous shades. And the choice of such lighting devices is very large;
- spotlights diffuse light at an angle of 30 degrees (this is the standard). This feature allows you to brighter illuminate objects directly under the light source..
The disadvantages of spotlights include the complexity in designing and creating a single system. There are more lighting devices, therefore, the wiring diagram is more complicated, additional cables are required. However, this can be dealt with without even involving a professional electrician..
The second disadvantage is that most often spotlights are built into a stretch or suspended ceiling. That is, the height of the ceiling is “eaten up”, special finishing is required, again costs. However, there are spotlights not only built-in, but also suspended, overhead. And they do not need a suspended or suspended ceiling. In addition, it is possible to integrate the lamps into a wooden, slatted finish by cutting out holes of the appropriate size and taking care of the wiring in advance.
You can place spotlights in the interior as follows:
- parallel, that is, in two rows, along opposite walls. This is a good way to place lighting fixtures in a narrow and elongated room, for example, in a hallway;
- square or rectangle (depending on the room). In this case, spotlights go around the entire perimeter of the room, along all the walls. If the room is large, you can also hang a chandelier in the center, but this is an optional condition;
- cross. Rows of spotlights intersect in the center, there is no need for additional light at all;
- arc. If you need to highlight one of the zones of the room, visually divide, for example, the kitchen and the dining room, then the arched arrangement of the lamps will be just the way;
- around. This arrangement is suitable for small rooms, as well as for highlighting the area in the center. In this case, additional spotlights will be needed in the corners;
- staggered. The location allows you to achieve illumination of literally every corner of the room;
- zigzag, winding line. Unusual options that always look original in the interior.
We talked about the typical design of spotlights. As for their location in each individual room, it all depends on your needs and the size of the room. For example, in the kitchen, spotlights are necessarily placed above the dining and work areas..