Tag: Lighting Design

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People Connection

A Lighting Design Ethos That Connects Us TogetherArchitectural lighting design is all about people and the art of connecting people with their surroundings through light. The absence of people makes architectural lighting somewhat meaningless. In many ways, lighting contextualises the

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Using Light to Find Your Way

Safety is a key concern in every project. Lighting makes us feel safe when we can understand the environment we are in and how we can find our way through spaces. This is not only about light levels but also

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Tips for Lighting your Home

Walk into your home, flick a switch, and your room is filled with light. But is it the right light? In this video David introduces the idea that the best home lighting mimics the quality of light in Nature. Here

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The Importance of Contrast in Lighting

To understand lighting, you might have to un-learn something first …. Lighting design does not start with light levels, it starts with the difference in light levels, or contrast. It is through contrast that light can reveal form, communicate what

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Mirror Lighting Details

Lighting Design starts with a vision, but it is built from the details. As author of the concept, the Lighting Designer is the one who has the vision to realise the concept and deliver it at completion, and we do

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Choosing a Lightbulb

For your lighting needs LED is currently the best technology to use and will be for the foreseeable future. It is very energy efficient so it will reduce your power bills and it is very long lasting. So, it is

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Downlight Beam Angles

Design Guide for Spacing Downlights

Our lighting standards are based on the measurement of light performance on a horizontal plane. For compliance with these standards downlights are the most efficient way of lighting. In the following PDF we explain downlight beam angles and identify simple

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What is the correct light level for the task

In this video I introduce the concept of task-based lighting criteria. Task based lighting design provides light where we need it, when we need it. It also allows for reduced illumination levels in the surrounding spaces, for example circulation. This

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The Importance of Details

Have we forgotten the importance of design authorship? The lighting design concept provides the client with a vision of the future. But between a concept and the completion of a design there are many steps.In film production the successful realisation

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