Archive | November, 2010

3 Lighting Techniques to Instantly Improve your Venue


With so many different methods of lighting, choosing one for your particular location can be difficult. Here are three quick tips to help solve your lighting problems:

General lighting:General lighting also known as ambient lighting is considered to be the all-purpose type of lighting that enables you to see and walk around safely by radiating a comfortable level of brightness. It comes from indirect sources that bounce illumination off the ceilings and walls. Ambient or general lighting is best provided by a combination of wall sconces, cove lighting, lamps, or inverted pendants. It can also be accomplished with chandeliers, ceiling lights and with outdoor or landscape lighting outside your home.

Accent lighting: Accent lighting (also called feature lighting or highlighting) adds drama to a room by creating visual interest. Accent Lighting requires at least three times as much light on the focal point as the general lighting around it. This usually is provided by track lighting, recessed lighting, or wall mounted fixtures such as picture lights. Lamps with opaque shades are good ways to achieve accent lighting.

Task lighting: Task lighting is lighting which is focused on a specific area to make the completion of simple visual tasks easier. It needs to be bright enough to prevent eyestrain and should be free of distracting glare and shadows. It can be provided by recessed and track lighting, pendant lighting and lamps.

The use of these methods can instantly transform your venue. Have fun and be creative with the lighting in your space to create the right environment for your business. If you need help feel free to contact us at I-5 Design

– Christine W.

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