LED LIGHTING PROFESSIONAL: WE REVEAL YOU HIS BEST TRICKS
Many companies or particulars with large budgets for their project hire a fancy renowned led lighting professional to carry out their projects.
However an architect, a designer or someone from the guild with a little previous research on the subject, lot of creativity and having at hand suitable products can get to do the job just as any other LED lighting professional
LEARN SOME OF THE TRICKS THAT LED LIGHTING PROFESSIONALS USE TO MAKE THEIR PROJECTS:
We will teach you the features that every LED lighting professional must have on their projects
A real LED lighting professional do not place lamps every metre and a half. They go further and must comply with the following premises:
1- The design must meet the needs of light.
2- Last generation LED luminaires must be used.
3- All luminaires location must be justified.
4- Different “SCENES” should be created.
5- Financial benefits must be obtained.
6-It is necessary to give well-being to the state of mind of the people.
But how can you achieve all these goals?
Below we explain each of these points:
1- The project must meet the needs of light
Not all spaces can be illuminated the same way.
In other words, the amount of lumens a hospital needs will never be the same versus the amount of lumens a restaurant needs.
Neither inside the same restaurant can we put the same amount of lumens in the kitchen as in the dining area…
….or if one of the restaurants is all white and the other is all black.
Additionally a led lighting professional can’t illuminate two restaurants with the same lighting design because in each one of them you will have different target audiences.
It’s not the same lighting up a fast food restaurant than a romantic, expensive restaurant where people go for a long intimate evening.
We talk about meeting the needs of light when each lumen is well thought out and designed based on the functionality of space.
Remember, an LED lighting professional has the virtue of offering us a design full range of color temperatures and a wide range of colors.
In conclusion, when an LED lighting professional designs must select the luminaires that best suits the use of space and design, achieving a perfect saturation of the colors and optimizing products and the entire space looks accordingly to the planned scene.
2- Last generation LED luminaires must be used.
When a LED lighting professional talks about last generation, he refers to those pieces that have diodes which emits more luminous flux with the same or less energy consumption than previous models.
In addition, the latest generation pieces are more resistant to high temperatures and their parts and accessories are getting smaller.
This helps you to install luminaires in places where you could not even imagine it before: glass edges, furniture edges, very thin wall slots, steps, handrails, footplates…
The pieces of recent generations are so versatile that they allow us to play with our imagination when it comes to design. They are essential to any LEd lighting professional
3- Every light must be in a justified place
When the light is sufficient, adequate and also illuminates what really matters, occurs the reflex act of the eye (and brain): to pay attention to the illuminated focal point occurs.
This allows the reading of the space to be in accordance with the intention of the architecture or the pre-conceptualized design.
An LED lighting professional has the ability to bounce light to make it reach every corner in a room, however, the points where the more luminous flux are reached are the ones that will get better and greater perception by the human eye.
Those less important light areas become a perfect outline for the space.
All luminaires and their lighting effects must be perfectly planned and “intended”. If you place lamps just to give light to space then you’re not designing with light… just lighting up a place.
4- Different "SCENES" must be created
An LED lighting professional must allow scenic diversity at a certain space just by the good use of light.
To achieve this you only need to make a previous planning of the light’s use and its timing to know the detail of the areas that require more light according to the day, the time or the event (use) to create the correct lighting solution in 2 or 3 possible scenes.
We’ll give you a simple example:
Imagine that you are going to illuminate a meeting room. You should ask yourself how many uses that specific meeting room can have. Depending on the answer you must create a scene for each use. Let’s see:
- Formal meetings (where notes should be taken)
- Informal meetings (where no notes will be taken)
- Projection screen displays and lectures.
- Lectures without projector
- Cleaning and maintenance.
In this case, from a single space, 6 scenarios can be proposed. As a consequence each of them can be solved with light, just as an LED lighting professional does
5- Financial benefits must be obtained:
When conceptualizing and developing a project in interior or architectural design, a specific budget is available for each area and of course lighting is not exempt.
A good LED lighting professional MUST satisfies light requirement of a project by using as few luminaires as possible that emit as much lumens as possible.
If you get this result you could say that you have achieve a professional level to illuminate. Not only because you will improve your initial budget in purchasing luminaires but you will also achieve savings in:
- Monthly electricity bills.
- Installation costs (you must minimize the number of light points)
- Equipment and materials used during installation (there will be fewer metres of cable, fewer electricity points, fewer transformers, etc. )
6- It is necessary to give well-being to the state of mind of the people.
It is proven that psychologically speaking, light can influence on people’s moods.
This applies both to work habits in a space intended for production and to consumption and/or circulation habits within spaces intended for sales, recreation, etc.
When a LED lighting professional designs, he takes into account the appropriate color temperature and lumen criteria according to the project.
We’ll explain it in a simpler way.
Would you light up a Computing Engineering’s office in soft diffused light, generating a romantic effect? or a high-cost designer’s clothing store with white light?
You won’t, right?
In conclusion, always design thinking about how to make people feel better in that space.
The light must influence and create the mood in people to affect their behavior.
Design the light so people will be more willing to interact pleasantly with their environment either at the commercial sector (buying more), social (staying longer), domestic (resting) or work (being more productive)