The function of good lighting is to do more than just illuminate
Ashford, Kent (PRWEB UK) 30 May 2013
In recent years, lighting has become invisible. Take a trip to any major retail store and your attention is inexorably drawn to the products on offer, which you feel good about buying. That is, of course, if the lighting designer has done a good job.
The function of good lighting is to do more than just illuminate. It is to focus our attention and control our mood, whilst being unobtrusive and discreet. So can this same approach be used in your home?
“Employing a professional lighting designer can be expensive, but that doesn’t mean domestic consumers have to miss out on effective lighting design.” says Robert Heritage, Marketing Manager at Superior Lighting.
Following a recent conference in London sponsored by Xicato, Robert shares some insider advice from key lighting industry experts.
“Designing lighting schemes for commercial and public spaces can be incredibly challenging. Balancing function and cost along with the ever present constraints of Health & Safety as well as constantly evolving regulations - requires specialist knowledge and a big budget! For our customers, however, there are three simple rules they can use to help make a great choice of lighting for the home that is both affordable and effective.
“Consistency is key when it comes to functional spaces such as kitchens and offices. Position light fittings to clearly illuminate work areas. Too much variation can affect your ability to concentrate properly.”
However when it comes to leisure spaces the opposite rule applies say Robert.
“Contrast helps segregate spaces and set your mood as you move about. For example, moving from a functional kitchen to a dining area with more subdued lighting lets your mind know it is time to relax and enjoy your meal. In a bathroom, consider having bright lights around the sink and mirror, offset against subtle bathroom ceiling lights above the tub.”
“Most of all we want our customers to remember they have Choice!.” Concluded Robert
“There are many options available from chandeliers to flush ceiling lights and a whole range of bulb options from traditional incandescent to modern LEDs, each giving a different type of light to suit any environment.
"Combining these three elements of consistency, contrast and choice means that effective, subtle and most of all great value lighting is available to everyone!"
Robert and the team at Superior Lighting offer free advice on choosing the right light fittings for your home or business and can offer a wide range of options to suit every need.
About Superior Lighting:
With over 30 years experience in the lighting trade, Superior Lighting has an in-depth knowledge of a huge range of products and can offer specialist advice on a broad spectrum of lighting problems. Superior Lighting works with both domestic and commercial customers of all sizes. We aim to make the name of Superior Lighting synonymous with quality, personal service, style and choice.