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If general lighting is basic lighting to see by, accent lighting is like an accessory - an extra splash of illumination that adds style and pizzazz to general lighting. Use one or more accent luminaires in specific areas in every room to create interesting or dramatic effects, or to highlight favorite objects....
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....
Uplights are wall or standing lamps that illuminate upwards instead of down. When directed at the ceiling, they can provide good, general lighting in a room. But some have shades that turn, enabling you to create exciting light effects on a side wall. The standing lamps often have handy foot dimmers as well....