If you are planning a new home, renovation, or redecoration, all the elements in the new rooms are ‘there’ because you see them because they are ‘lit’. And the way they are illuminated will determine the mood, utility, visibility, style, of all the parts of your new room. Proper illumination even affects your health and well-being.
Will there be enough light? Will there be glare? Will I have the right color temperature? Will the LEDs have a warm glow like an old school incandescent bulb? Can an LED dim… all the way down evenly? Yes, no, yes, maybe, yes!
A good lighting designer will help bring your vision to life and your lifestyle to your vision through proper illumination.
Many lighting decisions are determined by an electrician. While an electrician knows the codes and the tools to get power through your home, your lifestyle and literally millions of light options are best left to an lighting expert. Electricians install power and fixtures. We help you paint your life with light.
More choices have made for amazing possibilities. But it has also made it easier to fill your home with glare and discomfort. LEDs, strip lights, color-changing RGBc, warm dimming, and precise controllers offer us a wider palette for crafting beauty and function than ever before. Shallow recessed round ‘cans’ may cause more harm than good. Lighting designers know how to sort through the sea of tech to find the gems that enhance your living.
Light changes your perception and affects your cognition, energy, hormones and sleep.
Light can close your iris and make it appear dark sooner… or keep you safe, comfortable and extend the evening. Lighting designers can also be called shadow designers, because they don’t just fill a space with light. Your eyes need darkness to perceive light, contrast and drama. Carefully manipulated light can even help you see out your windows for more hours each day.
Candles add romance, sunlight invigorates. Dark reds and oranges relax, while blue tones enhance alertness. Lighting designers have a toolbag of techniques to make your home or workspace more relaxing or more energetic. Too many rooms use recessed cans that shine in your face while you relax or are lit from just the ceiling. Light, artfully designed, triggers neurological responses in your limbic brain that helps your mood.
As we grow older, our need for light can increase in magnitude as much as four times. Proper light reduces the chance for falls and even reduces symptoms of dementia. A lighting designer will plan for this.
When you enter a room and flip a light switch, your perception of everything in it is affected by light. Lighting helps you see everything in the room, but lighting designers can help you see what you want to see and feel what you want to feel. A living room can feel like a big box store or a luxury lobby; a bedroom may feel like a dorm or a spa by changing the lighting. You see it because of the light – you experience if because of the design.
Advanced LED technology and controls now let you change your colors to match the time of day or to evoke the mood and style you prefer. Use the slider to see the effect a little color brings to this room.