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How to light a room with exposed beams?

The key to lighting a room with exposed beams is to think of the beams as a light source.
The best option is probably to use a mix of surface-mounted lights and recessed lights in vaulted ceiling boxes.

You can also include undercabinet lights for floor areas.

For more illumination for your lighting design, track lights can be installed along an entire wall to control the brightness and position of the light.

The result? A stunningly beautiful space that illuminates the faces of your friends during dinner parties.

The lighting systems for interiors with exposed beams

LED lighting systems for the home are diverse; here we recommend 3 of the most popular ones chosen when working on the lighting design.


Chandeliers add incredible aesthetic value to homes with vaulted ceilings.
They serve as a focal point for the eyes without detracting from the importance of the wooden beams. They can give a warming effect to the space, so that the room still looks large because of the vaulted ceiling, but you don’t feel like you are sitting in a cathedral.
In addition, the huge amount of different design styles offers options that suit different rooms.

The chandelier’s various light points can provide enough illumination to balance design and functionality.

It is important to consider the size and height of the chandelier. If the chandelier is too low and large, it can feel overpowering and odd, while if it is too small and tall it makes the room look even larger.

Led strip lighting

LED strip lighting is very popular in modern homes. It is clean and does not take up much space in the room, while providing very functional light.

To apply led home lighting to the exposed beams you have several options.
You can use a standard LED strip, or you can indulge and use one with color-changing RGB LEDs.

RGB strips are more expensive, but they offer more flexibility in designing the lighting scheme.

If you want to go the standard route, you will need to determine how many watts per meter of LED strip are needed for your room.

The best way to do this is to use an online calculator that will give you the optimal wattage per meter needed based on the length of the beam and its height above the floor.
Be sure to choose an LED strip that has sufficient wattage for your needs, otherwise it will not provide the right brightness.

Track lighting

Track lighting is a great way to light a room with exposed beams.

By installing tracks on the ceiling and directional lights that act as task lighting, you can light up the room without having to remove the wooden beams.

Track lighting works by installing tracks on the ceiling and directional lights that act as service lighting.

They work well on ceilings sloping toward the fireplace, as is often the case in mountain homes.

They can also work in kitchens or hallways with vaulted ceilings, illuminating the busiest areas.

If placed correctly, they should not be removed from wooden beams.

These are just some of the lighting systems for the home, to find the one that suits your environment it is always advisable to consult a professional in the field, which through the lighting design will provide you with the best solution without leaving any dark spot in any room, as well as making the best use of LED strips.

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