Modern architectural interior lighting
Light is the fourth dimension of architecture. This unique tool builds and sculpts our interiors. Technological progress and sophisticated design have led to the fact that lighting in our spaces not only plays a fundamental role, but also emphasizes the style of objects, adjusts to their functions and even the mood of people staying in it. Often a unique lamp is an aesthetic value in itself and becomes the main attraction of the space.
The wide range of products available on the market leaves a lot of room for architects and investors to show off. They can choose from various offers and look for luminaires and lighting systems that will meet their expectations.
When choosing lighting, it is worth asking yourself the following question:
- about users' needs
- their lifestyle
- interior arrangement and
- its function.
Equally important is the volume of the room, its size or arrangement of the windows . Places with large access to daylight will certainly be lit differently than places with limited access to sunlight.
How does light "work" in the interior?
Today's technology allows us to use materials that have never been used before in the design and production of lamps. New inspirations gave rise to unprecedented forms. It is not only a source of light, but a sculpture, a structure that gives the interior character.
Light as an element organizing space allows us to emphasize the advantages or hide the shortcomings of the interior. Makes this place readable and recognizable. Well-planned lighting allows you to define the function of the room on the basis of the color or power of the light, as well as optically correct it.
A light beam directed at the ceiling allows us to seemingly enlarge the interior, while directed downwards, it gives a darkening effect.
Linear lamps mounted in a high interior at their height optically modify the volume of the room . Light can also be used to draw our attention to the exhibited object, picture or piece of furniture, thus emphasizing its aesthetic values. The use of specific colors in the room also affects the light intensity. Dark colors and matt surfaces absorb light. With bright colors and smooth, polished walls, the effect is opposite. Therefore, the lighting power should be properly selected so that the light intensity does not die under the influence of your own color choices.
When choosing interior lighting, one should also remember about lighting parameters, which we choose in terms of the function that the room is to perform. A completely different light will accompany us while eating, a different light when working, and a different light when reading a book on the couch.
When arranging lighting, lamp manufacturers recommend the use of LED technology. Among the many advantages, it is worth mentioning, among others LEDs have a longer lifetime compared to traditional light bulbs, the heating up is significantly smaller during use and the product is more energy-efficient. Additionally, the voltage does not change the color of the lighting. Thanks to these features, the LED luminaire is widely used, from heavy industry to home decoration. Due to the development of LED technology, we get a wide spectrum of choice of color temperature or light power , thanks to which designers have gained new lighting design possibilities.
Guided by both the standards and an attempt to create the right atmosphere in the interior, we must be sure that the lighting we choose is safe . It is assumed that the base minimum amount of light is 100 lux. In a space that requires eyesight concentration, it is advisable to increase this value.
It is equally important to evenly distribute the lighting in the room. Very often, we can meet the density of luminaires in one place rather than spreading them over the entire surface of the ceiling or wall, and they are characterized by a narrow lighting angle, which makes it semi-dark. That is why it is so important to obtain information about the light distribution from the manufacturer.
When choosing professional LED lighting, we can choose any color temperature from 2700K to 6500K. The higher it is, the cooler the light will be. The most commonly used colors are warm white (3000K) and neutral white (4000K). The former is recommended for places of relaxation and rest - bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms. The second one energizes and guarantees better color rendering, which is why it will be perfect for an office, studio, kitchen or hallway.
It is also worth considering installing a lighting control system, e.g. DALI . It will allow you to adjust the amount of light depending on the user's needs. It can also be equipped with motion sensors and the ability to adjust the lighting to the current level of sunlight in the room. This solution will affect the amount of energy used and will significantly increase the comfort of use.
The most fashionable models of luminaires
In contemporary interior design, spot lighting has become the most popular, with particular emphasis on all kinds of wall lamps or ceiling lamps , giving the possibility of directing the light beam into a selected zone.
Table or standing lamps are also very popular, which can be easily integrated into the character of the interior without unnecessary interference with the electrical installation.
Architectural lighting, which can be used to illuminate virtually any element, from the suspended ceiling, through recesses, to furniture. Equally great possibilities are provided by luminaires used to illuminate darkened spaces, e.g. stairs, wardrobes or cabinets, as well as panels mounted in ceilings or floors.
It is worth remembering that many luminaires become an element of interior design not only when they are turned on, but also when they resonate with natural light. In this case, the texture, color and material of the lamp are important. Thanks to this, they are an interesting decorative element of the interior, going far beyond their basic function, which is lighting.
Architectural lighting from Lena Lighting
Lighting manufacturer Lena Lighting has created a dedicated program for architects, allowing to adjust the product offer to the needs and requirements of the designer. It guarantees fast and professional service, putting at your disposal a team of Lena Lighting experts who use all their knowledge and experience to provide the best solutions for creating the space around us.
The product offer deserves attention SOLANTO , an impressive ring-shaped suspended or surface-mounted luminaire dedicated to interiors such as receptions, shopping malls or showrooms. It is also perfect for flats and apartments, perfectly fitting into the stylish surroundings. It is possible to choose a color scheme especially for the interior design.
Energy-efficient led lamps Baris Square 40 and Baris Square 52 will be perfect as the main source of light in any representative rooms. They will be an excellent addition to hotel lobbies, restaurant rooms, as well as conference rooms and modern offices. With a total of as many as seven available sizes, there is a very large possibility of arrangement. The lamps can be conveniently combined, and adjustable wires allow for even greater variety in the composition.
The lamp PIATTO is distinguished by minimalist design that will fit in various interior arrangements. It is available in a surface-mounted or suspended version. Light, luminaire will add brightness to the rooms, which are to be distinguished by aesthetics. It will find its application in public spaces such as restaurants and hotels, as well as in private apartments. Available in surface mounted or hanging version.
Lena Lighting also offers the possibility of adapting products to individual needs, both in terms of lighting parameters and design.