How To Apply Efficient Lighting Design Principles In Your Home


A lamp that is sitting in a dark room

An efficient lighting design takes into consideration many different factors. For instance, location is important and must be considered. A person can create a good layout for a room with good location and use enough fixtures to produce the desired effect. In order to get an idea of what such factors are, we have compiled a list of six things to think about when considering the design of a room.

Things To Consider When Applying Efficient Lighting Design Principles 

Location – 

A clock sitting in the dark

The location of the fixtures is important in providing the most light for any given space. This includes the ceiling and floor areas as well. If your rooms are small, you should consider ceiling height during the design process. You may need more floor space, but you must keep fixtures close to the floor or else you will not get the lighting you desire. Another thing to consider is how many windows you will need to light. You should also consider any other locations near your home that you will need to light such as a driveway or sidewalk.

Fixtures – 

A living room

When considering fixtures, you have to think about the size and shape of the light bulbs that will be used. You should consider what wattage you would like to work with. A person can choose between halogen and fluorescent lights, among others. If you are lighting large spaces, you should use bulbs that offer the greatest brightness. Bulbs are available in several different shapes such as round, square, rectangular, or even fluorescent tubes.

Type Of Lighting – 

An important aspect of lighting design is the type of light that is provided. There are three common types of light: ambient, task, and accent. Ambient light can be provided from a wall lamp or overhead light in a bathroom or kitchen area. Task light comes from overhead fixtures, a chandelier, sconces, or a table lamp. Accent lighting is provided from overhead fixtures such as a chandelier, ceiling fan, or pin lights.

Location Of The Design Elements – 

Before you can begin the layout, you have to determine the location of the areas that will receive the fixtures. This is often referred to as ‘widenings’. Next, you should divide the room into areas by their general function. Group the areas based on where desks or chairs will be located, and where food will be prepared.

Lighting fixtures should not only provide general light, but they should also be placed in such a way that they create shadows and subtle shadows. By doing so, you will give each space its own character and unique appearance. The goal is to make each room seem complete and finished. You may want to purchase decorative items to further tie the space together and give it a finished feel.

Consider installing accent lighting in key areas, such as over the desk, a bookcase, or kitchen countertop. This will make a statement while making a practical application of your Efficient lighting design technique. It can be used in any location where task and entertainment activities are conducted. Accent lights can even be placed in ceiling chimes to add drama and depth to a room.

Final Thoughts

The choice of fixtures should be influenced by what you already have in your space. You do not necessarily have to have every fixture that is mentioned in this article in your home. The important thing is to determine whether you can apply the principles of lighting design while keeping your budget in mind. For example, if your walls are painted a neutral color, you can fill them with mirrors to reflect light and create an illusion of more space. In this case, you would not need the large floor-to-ceiling windows that are common in traditional lighting designs.

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