At Whitmer’s Lighting in Akron and Westlake, we’re here to help you find lights for every part of your house, no matter how big or small it may be. If you’re shopping for new pendant lights for your kitchen, or you need a new ceiling fan for your bedroom, then you can find it in one of our Northeast Ohio lighting showrooms!

Ambient Lighting

Ambient lighting refers to the general lighting in your home, and these lights are usually found on the ceiling or in the upper parts of a room. Your standard flush and semi-flush fixtures, along with recessed lights, fall into the ambient category, as do your ceiling fans and other hanging fixtures. With ambient light, you want it to reach the majority of the room, but you don’t want it to be the only light source in the space. You also want to have adequate accent and task lighting.

Choosing Ceiling Fixtures

You may have your eye on some grand ceiling fixtures, such as a dining room chandelier or a big ceiling fan for the living room. Choosing the right ambient lights is key to making your home inviting, since you want the fixture to fit right in the space, as well as provide plenty of general illumination. If you have question about ceiling lights, then please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Accent Lighting

The ambient lights in a room will illuminate the majority of the space, but what about those intimate spots such as seating areas and reading nooks? Accent lighting is an important part of every home, as it creates the second layer of light in a room. Table and floor lamps are the most popular form of accent lights, but you can also add sconces and other fixtures to cast more light on a particular part of a room, or to bring the light down to eye level.

Choosing Lamps

When it comes to accent lighting, lamps are going to be your most popular choice. Table and floor lamps can be placed nearly anywhere in your home, as long as there’s an outlet nearby and they can stand without risk of being knocked over. When choosing your lamps, it’s important to keep in mind what you’re going to be using them for – will they be next to the couch in the living room, or will they be adding more light to a reading area? The possibilities are nearly endless, and our staff can help you choose the right lamps for your home.

Task Lighting

Lamps can also help with certain tasks, especially when it comes to desk lamps in your home office. Task lighting is key to helping you see what you’re doing, whether you’re writing, reading, or working in the kitchen. With spaces such as the kitchen and bathroom, task fixtures create the third layer of lighting that helps a space feel complete. What’s more, they make a space more functional, since you need that up-close lighting so that you can see as you pay your bills or chop vegetables for that evening’s meal.

Choosing Task Fixtures

Task fixtures are often smaller and more compact, such as desk lamps for the office, or under cabinet lighting for the kitchen. They’re meant to provide direct, focused light on a certain area so that as you work, you don’t have to worry about eye strain or fatigue. When choosing task fixtures, be sure to keep in mind which tasks you need it for, and our showroom staff will help you pick the right options.

At Whitmer’s, it is our mission to help every customer find the ambient, accent, and task lighting that their home needs. Whether you’re building a new home, or you’re renovating a property and you’re looking for new lights, our showrooms in Akron and Westlake will have what you need.

We look forward to meeting you!