A good design of residential lighting makes all the difference in the ambiance and comfort of spaces. When done right, the lighting will enhance the high points of the decoration, and hide gently as appropriate be shown.
It may seem simple to do a database design, but it is not, it is necessary to study and dedication to understand the effect of each lamp, where to use it, as well as each luminaire. This, combined with a good design of plaster will leave your beautiful and cozy environment.
So, separated some tips for those who are designing, or you want to learn a little more about the subject. But it is important to remember that the person who will do the project need to be qualified to get best results.
What are the types most commonly used in lighting design?
There are many types of lamps that can be used, some of them are better for focused lighting, other General, other for high ceilings, or just decorative. But almost all already have LED versions, that despite being little more expensive and a little less light yellow, are much more economical, and end up paying in a few months of use.
In addition, the LEDs don’t heat up, so we don’t have that warm feeling when you’re below it, unlike halogen lamps. Some types of lamps are:
- Compact Fluorescent tubular and: They are used for general lighting, inside plafons. The Tubulars are very used in kitchen lighting, or even inside of crown molding when they need enough light.
- Dichroic: Are typically used to focus and highlight objects. The lighting angle is usually between 20 and 60 so don’t reach when you’re far from the object.
- Par20: 20 Pair lighting warms enough, and so it is recommended to exchange for Par20 LED that has a very similar effect at the moment of enlightenment. The use of it may be the most varied possible, but particularly in use box, Bathroom lighting on benches, halls and etc.
- Halogen Lamps: They have a beam of lighting much smaller than all the others, ranging from 4 to 24 and so can focus on an object even at greater distances.
- LED tape: Can be used in mouldings, under furniture, behind panels, and where else to let creativity. She has low energy expenditure, and many colors, can be warm white, blue, yellow, etc.
- Cord: Simpler than the previous, and a little cheaper, the cord has an energy efficiency lighting a little smaller, has a weaker light. It is used basically in crown molding.
What are the colors (temperature) of lamps (LED/fluorescent)?
A lot of people don’t care, or don’t understand the temperature of the lamps, but is this temperature that makes the environment getting more or less cozy. In areas like the kitchen and Office, for example, is more common the use of cold white bulbs, already in leisure and rest areas, such as the bedroom, the white hot is more used. Below is a small sample:
Luminaire types most commonly used in residential lighting projects:
A lot of people when you think of light fixtures, built-in dichroic remembers, the mouldings, and the plafons, but a good lighting design also leverages to use less common fixtures to value other things, and leave the environment even more cozy. Some tips are:
Lamps: Not only the side of the bed, the lamps are also beautiful on the side of sofas, sideboards, desks, etc.
Wall sconces: They can be placed to highlight a wall, texture, on the nightstand, Hall, the sides of the mirror, etc.
Led tape: In addition to use on moulding, tapes can be used in headboards, furniture, mirrors, etc., valuing more environments.
Recessed module: Are typically used in stairs for valuing the steps and make it more functional. But can also be used in corridors and other places to highlight floor and walls.
Residential lighting online course
If your intention is to go further, I have a tip for you! There are online lighting courses, for a low investment, will bring a lot of knowledge on the subject. A course I recommend is the lighting design of online courses, which is very complete and with a low investment will provide great knowledge about residential lighting designs. Worth purchasing!
Watch the video below to learn more:
Lighting course you will learn about:
- Concept of light
- Light and design
- Psychic Influence
- Fundamentals of lighting
- Lamps and lampshades
- Effects Manager
- Lighting design project
Liked the article? I hope it helped you understand a little more about residential lighting. If you have any questions or suggestions, I’d love to answer the comments.
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