There are two types of home lighting: general lighting and task lighting. General home lighting is fundamental, and replaces sunlight by irradiating a comfortable level of brightness in any room. It needs to ensure that you and your guests are able to see without difficulty and walk around without bumping into anything or falling over objects. General home lighting requires any combination of chandeliers, ceiling lamp fixtures, wall-mounted fixtures, and outside lanterns.
Task home lighting is also very important, as it allows you to read, cook, sew, write, play games and perform localized tasks in your home. Pendant lighting and portable lamps help to prevent eyestrain, glare, or shadows.