Different types of spaces have different lighting needs, which vary in tone, temperature, type of bulb, etc. – there’s no such thing as a “one size fits all” approach. That’s why we recommend an on-site lighting consult to identify your requirements and help you get what you want and need in a lighting solution.
“How much light do I need?” is the number one question we are asked by our lighting design clients.
The answer is simple – you need enough to light the space evenly, as well as attractively. We calculate this number by answering the following three questions:
- What is happening in the space, and what kind of activities will people be doing?
- How long will people be in the space?
- What is your objective? (For example, are you selling something, trying to highlight something, or entertain?)
The activity going on in the space will have a huge impact on the lighting design. This goes beyond colour preference and what the objective is. Energy usage and ease of access for maintenance also needs to be taken into account, because if the light is in a high traffic area where it is difficult to access, the bulbs/lamps will not be able to be changed as often and more advanced technologies should be considered.
One thing that really helps clients understand lighting design is demonstrating, in their space, the different options for colour tones/temperatures. Physically seeing the differences and how they change the aesthetic of the space can bring a lighting design alive.
At Calgary Lighting Products, our lighting experts are Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) trained – they’re some of the best and the brightest in the business! We’ve paid attention to the needs and expectations of our customers over the years and not only care about giving them exactly what they need, but also use new and emerging lighting technology as well… just as long as it meets our high standards of commercial-grade quality.