The Convenience of Electric

Where would we be with no electric in our homes? I don’t even want to imagine a kitchen without good ole Edison. Of course, knowing who to call when you need a trusted electrician alleviates worries and concerns. On the positive side, Montgomery County Contractors (MCC) have certified electricians to do your repairs and electric installations. We understand how important safety is and want you to feel confident and worry free in your home.

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Three Types of Lighting

Professional designers refer to three different types of lighting; General, Task, and Accent:


General lighting provides an area with overall illumination. Also known as ambient lighting. This provides a comfortable level of brightness, enabling you to perform tasks and move about safely. With this in mind, indoor lighting can be accomplished with chandeliers, ceiling or wall-mounted fixtures, as well as recessed or track lights, floor and table lamps. In addition, fixtures outside your home can include spotlights, hanging lights, post lanterns, wall lighting, and recessed fixtures.


Task lighting helps you perform specific tasks such as reading, sewing, cooking, in addition to homework and balancing your checkbook. In short, this is usually achieved with recessed and track lighting, pendant lighting, portable lamps, or desk lamps. Also, lighting should be free of distracting glare and shadows and should be bright enough to prevent eyestrain. Finally, it’s useful to have task lighting with controls that are separate from the general lighting.


Lastly, accent lighting is the use of concentrated light on an area or subject to create visual points of interest. Not to mention, lighting is often used to spotlight architectural features, paintings, plants, sculptures or collectables. Additional, this illumination adds extra dimension to a room and proper placement of lighting can make a room look larger. Creating effective lighting requires at least three times as much light on the focal point as general lighting around it. This is usually created by using track, recessed, or wall-mounted fixtures.

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