A six step process for achieving the very best in light.
Lighting is a complex area, with ambience, mood, feel, practicality and aesthetics all requiring careful consideration.
Each aspect affects the others, and it’s easy to get wrong. As experts in light, you can rely on us to get it right.
No matter how adventurous your ideas or specific your details, we can design, source, deliver and install a lighting system that truly reflects your vision.
The 6 steps to perfect lighting
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1. Plan for light
As an integral part of your space, your lighting scheme needs careful consideration at the very start of your project. By designing the lighting at the same time as the walls, doors, electrics and plumbing, we ensure the scheme becomes a seamless part of your environment.
The benefits of this approach can be seen above in the use of subtle but striking concealed ceiling lighting.
2. Use light to create mood
The intensity and hue of your lighting scheme sets the tone for your space and affects how people feel within it. Consider how the warm glow of a table lamp feels more relaxing than the blue-white light of a desk lamp. By considering the functionality of your space we can design in the ambience.
3. Make a statement with light
Use light to highlight architectural features or statement design pieces, further enhancing their impact, like the under-lighting under the kitchen island in the photo above. Highlighting one or two areas of a room can introduce intrigue and drama, making the overall effect far more interesting.
4. Consider the people factor
Your environment should suit the way you want to use it. For example, introduce task lighting where appropriate to assist with work or hobbies that require focused concentration as seen over the desk in the photo above.
Correctly placed spotlights highlight areas and create overall ambience without causing glare. Ensure that the lights are subtle and appropriate from every angle.
5. Gain ultimate control
Precision controls allow you to change the lighting to suit how you want to use your rooms, maximising the available space. Simply by changing the lighting you can switch the mood from focused to calm, dramatically changing the ambience of your environment. And you can choose how you want to control the lights; wall switches, remote controls, or even from your tablet or smartphone.