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Cove lighting with LED strips: design basics needed to achive optimum results.

The beneficial trend to design lighting with focus on human nature and how natural light behaves has lead to the wide adoption of lines of light as a principal way to illuminate interiors. A line of light can be obtained via a light source hidden from view inside a cove in the wall or ceiling that illuminates an adjacent surface. Light is reflected from this surface into the space that has to be illuminated. That is why lines of light are commonly known as cove or indirect lighting. The allure is the similarity with natural light. With the proper light source used we could imagine that the cove is actually a hidden window to the outside from where sunlight flows in. This particular way to illuminate raises a particular set of challenges for the light fixtures used.

Cove Lighting with LED strips

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