“Lighting design is, in fact, the planning of our visual environment. Good lighting design aims to create perceptual conditions which allow us to work effectively and orient ourselves while promoting a feeling of well-being in a particular environment.
At the same time it enhances the environment in an aesthetic sense and although the physical qualities of a lighting situation can be calculated and measured, ultimately, it is the actual effect the lighting has on the user of the space and his subjective perception, that decides whether a lighting concept is successful or not”.
Most general lighting application afforded by architects, building companies and lighting show rooms are simply the illumination of an area, lights spaced evenly in a given space to create even illumination. This form of lighting allows you to see and to navigate through the area, but does little to evoke emotion and smiles from those who pass through it.
By breaking the lighting of the home or area down into the 4 requirements of general lighting, task lighting, accent (mood) lighting and special effect lighting the end result can be truly amazing!
1. General Lighting
Is the illumination of an area for general use, for example;
• A single light in a room
• A light in a store room
• A public passage way