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General lighting is basic, practical lighting that provides a uniform level of illumination over a large area. Overhead fixtures tend to provide the best well-distributed, shadow-free general lighting, but a group of well-placed luminaires can also achieve the same effect....
Multiple light sources let you emphasize different corners and sections in a room, and give it more depth. If these sources are dimmable, you can also create atmospheres ranging from cozy to vibrant. Many of our energy-efficient products are dimmable, and will respond to the common domestic dimmer switches you use for your incandescent bulbs. Halogen energy savers, in particular, can dim up or down the whole spectrum, from a warm, barely-there orange glow to a bright, vivid light....
Wall fixtures can provide general illumination (i.e., next to mirrors for shaving or applying makeup), directly focused light (i.e., for accentuating artwork), or diffuse and decorative ‘wall-washing’ radiance. For reading purposes in a double bed, mount any wall lighting in the middle to avoid shadows or glare on the page....