Today, as the sun streams in through the office windows, I started to think about lighting and how important it is for our well-being. Perhaps you will identify with the slow, almost fearful feeling you have when you open your eyes in the morning, it is not yet light and has the promise of being a long dull, dark, damp day? Compare that to when the sun shines! There is no comparison!
The same happens when we are living or working indoors, a good lighting plan and the correct lamp intensity can make the difference between a fruitful day and spending the whole day just waiting for the time to go home.
Designers have the opportunity to change the internal environment to help the occupants ‘have a good day’, they can also add value to their project, and reduce the running costs by choosing wisely. It can be a good idea to employ a lighting designer to hone the lighting layout. You can work together to come up with the best, most cost effective, solution. Not only are there hundreds of the most stunning light fittings to choose from (like the one above from serip.com.pt) but also the position of each fitting is important.
Through the International Association of Lighting Designers you can find a professional lighting designer to suit the location of your project as well as the specialisation, be it a residential or a commercial project, interior or exterior. This is the link to their website: https://www.iald.org/About/About-the-IALD
Here, at Interior Design Exchange, we have several beautiful light fittings for sale by our members, they may be just what you need to brighten up your next project!
Have a look here: http://www.interiordesignexchange.com/product_list.php?category=15
Have a good ‘well-lit’ day!