27 Apr Lighting Design Tips
By Contribuidor de EH. February 25 2016. For electronichouse.com
Proven ways to illuminate your space more beautifully.
There’s more to creating eye-pleasing lighting in your space than simply screwing light bulbs into sockets and flipping a wall switch. It requires the right types of bulbs positioned appropriately, and controlled by a smart lighting system to achieve the best results. With some advises from a professional lighting designer, we share some of his lighting design tips. Naturally, hiring a professional lighting designer can assure you that the lighting in your space is its most functional and beautiful, but you may be able to apply a few of these techniques on your own.
There is much more in creating a pleasant lighting to view your space, simpler than screw the bulbs into the sockets and push a switch on the wall.
Hide the source
Great lighting is not seen. Use architectural coves, trays, and niches specifically to hide light sources and remove glare.
Consider the sun’s effect in rooms throughout the day and season. Include fabric window treatments to filter light, invoke color, and remove reflection in rooms.
The space between lighted areas and behind surfaces adds depth to rooms. Increase spacing between recess lights in hallways and illuminate free-standing elements from only one direction.
What to light
Surfaces reflect light within space. Focus on architectural elements, decorative fixtures, art, furnishings, foliage, and work areas. Look for hidden spaces under cabinets and stairs which may be cut-off from direct light to in-fill.
Once furnished, rooms are rarely symmetrical in their layout and flow, so place lighting for a finished room, not an empty room.
Is most like the natural light experienced with daylight. Emphasize the light on ceilings and walls rather than lighting the floors.
Select the right light for the application. With LED lighting, options for dimming, color, color rendering, color temperature, and optics increase the need to make the right choice in a luminaire.
Transition rooms from dark to light upon entry. Raise up accent lights first, ambient lights after. Create movement by altering window treatment positions or turning on water fountains.
Incorporate advanced controls for managing multiple lighting layers, luminaire types, room scenes, and realizing greater energy efficiency. Within a whole home or a single room, each of these lighting elements will provide more value when the effects can be swiftly activated.
Choose a professional who is experienced in using light and programming controls to put elegance, drama, convenience, and safety into your space with light. There is a whole world beyond basic on and off.