Both in a home and in a business, a good planning of interior lighting is essential to achieve the desired effects. This aspect should not be left to chance but quite the opposite. We must study how we want the interior light of each of the zones of space to be. And how can it be achieved?
The first thing is to determine two aspects: the tone and the amount of light we want in that area.
Maybe we want them warm, which are yellowish and go below 3,300 ºK? Do we prefer them cold, which are white tones and range between 5,000 and 6,500 ºK? Or rather neutral or intermediate, ranging between 3,500 and 4,100 ºK?
Normally we associate the warm interior light with low levels of light, while for the cold, we do it with ample spaces. In the same way, sources of warm light tend to relax and make us feel comfortable, while cold light sources tend to stimulate us. That is why, normally, in a living room there is a tendency to use warm interior light, while in a kitchen or studio there is a tendency to use cold interior light.
In terms of types of lighting, you should distinguish between: general lighting, spot lighting, exposure lighting and decorative lighting. The general lighting is in spaces that illuminate all its volume and is achieved by wall lamps or ceiling lamps. It is advisable to have several sources of light. In addition, with dimmers, you can opt for more intense or softer lighting, depending on the moment. Point lighting is a more intense lighting whose objective is to illuminate a certain activity such as a dining table, a headboard, a lounge chair … Floor or table lamps, or suspended or ceiling lamps will be the allies in this type of interior lighting. The exhibition lighting aims to achieve a theatrical or theatrical effect, being a “protagonist” lighting, since it is the center of attention. Warm lamps on shelves or tables, spotlights with moving shapes, etc., are some of the options to achieve this type of interior lighting. Finally, decorative lighting is used to enhance the details and illuminate certain objects such as a plant, a work of art or the like. An attempt is made to give prominence to the object that, without this lighting, would not have direct focus. In any case and to achieve a balance in space, from Espais i Llum we recommend that the general interior lighting and the spotlight, are similar. This will create a uniform space and an ideal environment.