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What is contemporary lighting?

Posted on April 27 2018

The luxury lighting industry is one that's always moving forwards. With advances constantly being made in new technologies and new methods of presentation, all the while that new inspirations and innovations are being brought to life through construction and manufacturing, there is a whole world out there to choose from. Even when it comes to the most traditional designs, these are creations brought to life through the most cutting edge of technologies. The best modes of production and the most suited materials and illuminations are all carefully selected and honed to ensure that the product you select is one that is fully suited to not only your lighting design needs, but your use. Navigating the world of luxury lighting and design can be quite the challenge. It can be very easy to lose your way. However, a little of the right knowledge can save a lot of time and effort. Here at iLite Lighting, our expert staff are always on hand to help with any questions or queries you may have. One distinction that can be hard to navigate is the distinction between modern and contemporary lighting. While the two terms are commonly used interchangeably, the two are not, in fact, the same thing. While modern lighting refers to lighting designs created in the image of the modern era and movement of art and design, contemporary lighting is a term used to describe lighting with a cutting edge flair, look, and feel. In the current zeitgeist, contemporary lighting fixtures usually have a sleek, sharp, or unique style. Their emphasis in on the minimal, with their usability and function sitting paramount above any andy all embellishments. Typically, contemporary lighting styles are more industrial in their appearance. They often include geometric shapes and clear or metallic shades or finishes. There are are great many designs that fit into this categorisation, and a great many ways that each of them can reach their optimum usage. Contemporary lighting is suited to any room of a home, office, private, or public setting. From the bathroom, through the outdoors, to dining rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, and any other location beyond, with its focus on function contemporary lighting can be suited to virtually anywhere. So, why might you choose contemporary lighting for your space? Well, the use of contemporary lighting can aid in making a setting both look and feel more up to date. Pendant lights, track lights, recessed lights, and even ceiling fan lights are all examples of different forms of contemporary lighting, and each of these will be able to give your space the updated appearance that you've been trying to create. If you want your home, or the lighting design project you're undertaking, to boast a contemporary aesthetic, and you have decided on contemporary lighting to compliment that, the first step in finding a fixture to suit your space - or spaces - is determining what their purpose will be. For example, if you're looking for a contemporary lighting design to bring ambience to a setting, or provides task lighting in a space, you might want to focus your search on wall lighting, table lights, or track lighting. If you're looking for a contemporary design as a focus point, or to illuminate a whole room, you may want to focus your search on ceiling lighting.