Mostly, basement is subterranean—underground. Natural light is the least expensive and most efficient way to light up any room in the house. The problem with most basements is that most are built underground, and large windows are simply not an option. So, artificial lights will be the dominant source of light for most basements. LED light China is optimal.

Track Lighting

Track lighting can be a remodeled basement’s best friend. It is easy to install, doesn’t take up floor or wall space, and is remarkably flexible. Many systems, such as the one shown here, combine both spot fixtures for accent lighting and pendant or flood fixtures for ambient lighting. Track lighting also allows you to easily change the room lighting when you rearrange the room’s furnishings or design–without having to change the fixtures.

Pendant Lighting Fixtures

Pendants do more than just shed light on a dining table, desk, or sitting area. Their sculptural shapes and glowing colors hang like a functional mobile, defining the space around them.

Depending on their design, pendant lights can offer focused task lighting, overall ambient lighting, or colorful accent lighting.

Recessed Can Lighting

If your remodeled basement has a finished or suspended ceiling, recessed can lighting is a great option. They contribute bright, focused light to just about any area. They’re great for seating, dining, and crafts areas because the down lighting offers bright light while minimizing shadows and glare.

Wall Light

Florescent fixtures hidden behind perforated panels provide both a textural backdrop and broadly diffused illumination in this basement sitting area. The panels’ minimalist style fits the room’s modern decorative theme.

Before turning basements into beautiful finished living spaces became popular, few homeowners would have installed a flush-mounted ceiling fixture or an elegant sconce below ground level.