LEO luminaire

General Lighting

Welcome to the LEO luminiaire, home to a stunning collection of top quality designer LED illumination. Our General Lighting section covers all types of illumination for both commercial and residential. General lighting radiates a comfortable level of brightness, enabling one to see and walk about safely. It can be accomplished with chandeliers, ceiling or recessed fixtures, tasklighting, ambient and accent lighting. A basic form of lighting that replaces sunlight, general lighting is fundamental to a lighting plan.

Ambient Lighting

Ambient or background lighting, plays the part of daylight and is usually provided by a central pendant light, a hangover from the days of gas lamps. It can be the source of most lighting problems as it creates a bland, flat effect. However, if you supplement general lighting with some or all of the other types, you will end up with a great scheme. Luminiare include ceiling-mounted bowls, wall lights, downlighters, uplighters and standard lamps.

Accent Lighting

This gives texture, focus and shape to general lighting, adding depth and shade, with shadows in some corners and pools of light in others. Its formed by a mixture of spotlights, downlighters, uplighters, tracks and table lamps. With the latter, use opaque shades that direct light down and prevent it spilling out. Tracks are great for lighting different areas of a room.

Task Lighting

Task lighting helps you perform specific tasks such as reading, sewing, cooking, homework, hobbies and games. It can be provided by pendant lighting, and portable lamps. Task lighting should be free of distracting glare and shadows and should be bright enough to prevent eyestrain. It needs to be focused on the area you are using. If light seeps out, you are likely to get glare from other surfaces especially computer monitor screens.

Mood Lighting

Mood lighting is the latest trend in home decoration. Lighting can affect the mood and look of the room and you may also like different levels of lighting in the living room so that it can be brightly illuminated for a Birthday or Christmas party or birthday but is tastefully dim.