Basement lighting helps to shape the mood, giving the space volume and new perspectives, so the role of indoor lighting is to “dress up” the setting, to bring out certain details, to attract attention or create a certain type of atmosphere. There are several good types of basement lighting. Recessed lighting is often a popular choice because the fixtures usually do not take up any space. Since most basement ceilings tend to be lower than their upstairs counterparts and recessed lights usually illuminate a fairly large area, this may be a practical choice for optimum lighting. Another option when planning basement lighting is track lighting, which can be angled to light up certain areas or used as direct downward lighting. Of course, standard ceiling fixtures or fluorescent lights are sometimes used for basement lighting, and are often combined with other lights to provide adequate lighting.
You can be even more creative, and opt for the floor lighting, that will illuminate the floor of your basement with different patterns. For a unique appearance, however, you can always think out of the box and decorate your basement with stuff that is hardly seen in an average basement. Instead of going just for contemporary chandeliers and lights, go for the latest technology that is not common in the houses of your friends and family. After all, whether you are using the basement for entertainment or storage, basement lighting will definitely be required in your basement.