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The Ultimate Decor Illuminating Quiz
by Staff
You may be quite a bright spark, but still don't have a clue how to install electrical lighting. Not only that, but there are different lighting options, depending on what effect you want to achieve, what you want to highlight and what you don't want to show. Shed some light on the subject by taking this quiz.

How does the lighting in your home compare with the furnishings in contributing to the décor?

  • The lighting is more crucial than the furnishings.
  • They are both of equal importance.
  • The furnishings are more crucial than the lighting.

Which of these are examples of ambient light?

  • fluorescent lighting
  • Christmas-tree lights
  • track lighting

In your main living areas, which lighting is recommended?

  • accent, ambient and task lighting
  • ambient and task lighting only
  • accent and ambient lighting only

What is the purpose of ambient lighting?

  • nighttime illumination
  • overall illumination
  • seasonal illumination, especially during the cold months

How bright should task lighting ideally be?

  • depends on the task you wish to accomplish
  • brighter than the room lighting
  • bright enough that you don't have to strain to see

Accent lighting should be how many times brighter than the room lighting?

  • two times
  • three times
  • 10 times

When deciding which lighting to install in each room, what must you take into account?

  • the room's function
  • the room's orientation
  • the room's color scheme

Where are the keys places in the kitchen that would need lighting?

  • far from the window
  • around the table
  • the places over the work areas

In what ways can lighting be used for disguising purposes?

  • It can make the occupants appear younger than they really are.
  • It can disguise untidy rooms.
  • It can make the room appear bigger than it really is or hide wall cracks.

What is one advantage of fluorescent lighting over incandescent lighting?

  • It saves electricity.
  • It comes in larger bulb sizes.
  • It gives off a comforting, warm, whitish hue.

Why might people install timers on their outdoor lights?

  • so that they don't need to manually press the switches
  • so that they can time the amount of time the lights burn
  • so that the lights go on and off automatically and save energy

Can you install an electrical light by the do-it-yourself method?

  • Absolutely not. You must have a licensed electrician do the job.
  • Yes, if it's not too complicated.
  • Yes, as long as you know how to do it safely.

You want to purchase lights for your home. Where would you browse for lighting options?

  • at light-weight comforter dealers
  • in hardware stores or specialty lighting stores
  • at lighter fluid retailers

What special lighting needs are there in a library?

  • You'd need spotlights to light up the sitting areas.
  • You'd need recessed lighting over the shelves to help you find books.
  • You'd need small floor lights in case of emergency.

Of what benefit are portable lamps?

  • You can move them to wherever you need to accomplish a task, such as reading.
  • You can take them on evening picnics.
  • They are incredibly light to carry.