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How to Choose Directional Spotlights

Zaneen Lighting D9-20 Directional Spot Light

A surface mounted spot light is a perfect alternative to track lighting and may be used in areas which recessed lighting is not an option.  Directional spotlights are ideal for use in homes or businesses where highlighting objects such as pictures or architectural elements is desired.  Spotlights and directional lights are very flexible in their function.  Not only are they an excellent way to highlight areas and objects in your home, but also are an ideal choice when trying to save space or provide task lighting in kitchens, home offices, and other rooms that may be in need of extra illumination.

Watch where you're pointing that thing!

A single directional spotlight can have a large range of movement.  The ability to swivel and rotate a fixture in numerous directions gives you the freedom to decorate a room by moving the light to benefit the décor, instead of having to match the décor to the lighting.  Other choices that are designed for versatility are plate or bar spotlights.  These fixtures feature lines or clusters of spotlights that are ideal for task or accent lighting, angling the light where it is needed most.  Mount directional spotlights on walls to draw attention to a particular area, or mount one behind furniture to give a wall wash effect to give your décor the impact it needs to be a sensation. The most adaptable and flexible fixture is a gooseneck spotlight, which allows you to position the light every which way you can bend it. 

How do you like your spotlight?

Spotlights can be found in a range of sizes and types, and can be used in exterior or interior lighting, depending on their design.  A plain or simple style would be the right choice when aiming to bring attention to a certain piece of art or area in your home.  If a fixture that enhances the appeal of your surroundings is what your home needs, then a more decorative piece would be ideal.  They can range from transitional pieces featuring colorful glass options to unique modern fixtures that are sure to enliven your space.

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