Some tips for choosing luminaires

  • Avoid clear-glass luminaires.
  • For luminaires that have a visible reflector, select a semi-specular or matte finish. Luminaires with specular reflectors can reflect the image of the light source and product glare.
  • Paint inside of architectural luminaires (soffits, coves, and valances) a matte white color to provide more diffuse light in the room.
  • Look for the ENERGY STAR label on the luminaire.