Lighting, the fundamental element for our living spaces. It reflects our mood and enhances the atmosphere; it can raise our spirits and relax our senses.
Good lighting design isn’t something that ‘just happens’ and should be given as much (if not more) attention as any other aspect of the home, it can be used to enhance the architecture and compliment the interior design.
The provision for lighting, its wiring and controls should be planned as early in any development as the core structure or any key architectural features. It’s no coincidence that Majik House works closely with so many leading architects and designers, advising on what’s achievable and helping create their vision and their client’s aspirations.
Some basic considerations when first planning the lighting design include where people will sit in the room, what the room will be used for, other sources of light will be present including natural light and what will the purpose of the light be.
Why should you consider Lighting Control? It allows the ability to regulate the level and quality of light given in a space for a specific task or situation.
Elements to consider when developing lighting design and control solutions-
Dynamic Lighting – The colour of light has a significant impact on the aesthetics of a space, and supports occupant comfort and wellbeing. Based on the needs of the space, the colour of LED lighting can be adjusted using dynamic lighting strategies.
Warm light = yellow / orange tones, between 2200k – 3000k
Cool light = Bright White tones, between 4000k – 6500k
The Benefits of Dimming – Through dimming, users can control the quantity of light their fixtures provide to fit specific tasks, moods, or situations. This not only improves the experience, but also saves wasted energy in the process.
Daylight Harvesting – By using shades in conjunction with dimmers, systems can create the perfect balance between two sources of light to save energy and create an inviting environment. Dimming modifies the quantity of electric lights, which in turn are complimented by the proper shade fabric control that filters daylight. Together they save energy while providing the right amount of light for specific tasks or situations.
More sophisticated systems can store personalized settings for multiple lights, allowing you to completely tailor the lighting scheme in any room. Selecting a scene can be made as easy as pressing a single button. The system can also be programmed to transition between scenes at different times of the day.
Advanced systems can work in conjunction with a security system to switch on all lights if an intruder enters a home, simultaneously warning the trespasser and ensuring that law enforcement will know exactly where they are needed.
With such precise and powerful control, you can completely craft the look and feel for any space, as well as its functionality and efficiency.