Varying lighting intensities Think carefully about the lighting intensity of different parts of halls and stairs. In an entrance hallway, for example, you will probably want relatively high light levels since this is where you congregate, at least, Dimmer switches One easy way of increasing the range of lighting effects you can create is by replacing the existing on/off switches with dimmer control switches. Although designs differ a little between manufacturers, they all work in much the same way by controlling the amount of voltage reaching the lamps, and hence varying their light output. One-gang dimmers are the most common type, but two-gang versions are also available. All are suitable for two-way switching, and instal one in place of an existing switch simply involves switching off the lighting circuit, then disconnecting the existing switch cable and reconnecting it to the dimmer.
If you are not sure which type to choose, check with the retailer that it will be suitable for the combined wattage of the lights it is to control. briefly, when people enter or leave your home. You may also not want too marked difference in lighting intensity between, say, the living or family room, which tends to be brightly lit, and the adjacent hall, so that you r eyes don’t have trouble adjusting In the upstairs hall, however, or in the area of hall in a single-storey home or apartmen adjacent to the bedrooms, it is a good idea to have a reduced level of illumination.
Thi helps create a mood, and also avoids an abrupt change in light level between the bedrooms, which tend to be softly lit, and the adjacent area of hall. You may also want to differentiate area by using lights with different colour effects For example, in an entrance hall you may want a bluer lighting effect – one that closely resembles the qualities of daylight than that used near the bedrooms, which could be warmer orange in quality to creat a more intimate atmosphere. Candle safety You need to exercise some basic safety precautions when using candles. For a start, never leave lit candles unattended in an empty room.