Lighting has become an inseparable part of our lives since light bulb was invented by Thomas Edison in year 1879. As we all know, the primary purpose of lighting is to illuminate an area, so that we do not have to work or live in darkness. As society progresses, lighting has transformed itself from a necessity to arts.
For example, lightings at home may affect its ambience; adding a sense of coziness at night or tinge of warmth during winter. Similarly, lighting impacted businesses as safety is enhanced within a better-lit industrial premise or a restaurant can be made more appealing with nicer beams. As a result, lighting which incorporates or improves overall environment become the key to good installation these days.
However, how good is good? Unfortunately, there may not be a straightforward answer, because like arts, good lighting design can be rather subjective. Nevertheless, a smart installation should embrace the following.
First of all, electricians or light designers did pay attention to the relationship between space and lighting. By space means the area in which the lighting will be used. Some areas where complex tasks are performed, there is a need to employ direct and strong lights, so as to brighten a bigger room yet not putting a burden on bills. On the other hand, in less critical areas, dimer lights may be considered, so that users will not find the area offensive or over-lit, which may hinder day-to-day living and work.
Next, reflect upon the surrounding. Often, lights and reflections from walls, pillars, windows, or furniture could affect the overall lighting of a place. In short, lighting can be direct – as in enabling us to focus our glaze and determine surface textures or facial features. Lighting can also be diffuse, enabling a visual coherence and bland of different environments. Therefore, if a room is filled with darker range of colours, illumination will be absorbed more quickly than in a room filled with brighter range of colours. Hence, diffuse lighting is not encouraged for the former room because it may cause the place to turn even gloomier than it supposed to be.
Last but not least, light colour is also an important component. Bakeries or restaurants never use blue nor purple colour lighting, especially if the lights are shining onto the food because it is human nature to relate cold colour food as poisonous. Thus, yellow or white are often seen in eateries so that it evolves an illusion that the food is fresh from kitchen. Similar ideas applied across different contexts, as colours.
Because of the above deliberation, it is hard not to associate lighting design as an art form by itself. Find out more from experts if you have the intention for some fancy within your area.
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