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8 Tips for Good Lighting Design


8 Tips for Good Lighting Design

Tips to help lighting designers to improve their lighting design capabilities.

CLARIFY THE FUNCTION

Each lighting unit serves a particular priority function and depending on the intended use of space. Is it to create an ambient light for the living room? Is it to create task light to enlighten the areas where needs focus such as writing desk or an artwork on the wall? Or is it to define the character of the room with its decorative qualities?

8 Tips for Good Lighting Design
It is essential to note down the desired functions beforehand not to lose focus in the sea of endless potentials.

8 Tips for Good Lighting Design

Each space and task have their own requirements and listing all these requirements before starting to design can help designers stay on the right track.
8 Tips for Good Lighting Design
THINK ABOUT THE CHARACTER OF THE SPACE

Good lighting design has the power to effect and define the style and the personality of the space beyond the lighting functionality it serves. Therefore, it is important to consider the effect (dramatic, calm, focusing) that the designer want to create in the space and work your way toward your goal.

8 Tips for Good Lighting Design
Every space has different requirements and holds variety of potentials that the designer has to discover.

8 Tips for Good Lighting Design
DO NOT ONLY FOCUS ON THE PRODUCT BUT FOCUS ON THE EFFECT

Melanie Freundlich defines the common mistake when choosing the right fixture as focusing too much on the fixture itself rather than what it does to the space. It is also an important point to pay attention when designing a lighting product/space.

8 Tips for Good Lighting Design
LEARN TO TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS

There is no definite right or wrong in the world of design, and there will never be one right option to satisfy the requirements of the task you have in your hand.

8 Tips for Good Lighting Design
What you need to do is to try the possibilities and experiment it yourself and see the effect of light and its relation with the space and do not stuck with the one “solid right way” to do things.

8 Tips for Good Lighting Design
Do not hesitate to experiment because it is important for a designer to be able to adapt to the distinctive ways of doing things.

8 Tips for Good Lighting Design
EXPERIMENT WITH FORMS, SHAPES, ANGLES

Different forms and shapes, using different angles light sources can create effects beyond imagination.

8 Tips for Good Lighting Design
It is important for a lighting designer to experiment with the possibilities in order to understand the possible outcome of the decisions made. In cases where physical experimentation is not possible, computer based design and rendering programs can help.

8 Tips for Good Lighting Design
GO TO LIGHTING TRADE-SHOWS

Trade-shows can help lighting designers to observe the possibilities out there, different lighting effects and possible implementations on distinct surroundings.

8 Tips for Good Lighting Design
Trade-shows are great opportunities to observe new trends and showcase of other talented designers. It is essential for a lighting designer to be able to follow up with the innovations and work on continuous self-improvement.

8 Tips for Good Lighting Design
PROMOTE YOURSELF AND NEVER STOP NETWORKING

Like in any part of the creative industry, lighting designers should work on the promotion of their work and to network with people through the right channels. Lighting Associations can help lighting designers to create a network for themselves and find their place in the community.

8 Tips for Good Lighting Design
However, promotion is always more challenging than the networking as it requires the appropriate channels to reach the right audience.

8 Tips for Good Lighting Design
Lighting designers can benefit from the extensive and exclusive marketing and communication services provided by A’ Design Award to the winners of the A’ Design Award and Competition.

8 Tips for Good Lighting Design
Winners of A’ Design Award appears on related magazines, newspapers and websites which ensures the designer name is promoted with the right channels to the right audience.

8 Tips for Good Lighting Design
Another benefit of being A’ Design Award is for the networking opportunities that it provides at the Gala Night where hundreds of highly-skilled lighting designers, interior designers, architects and so many more gathered to share the success and the networking experience together.

8 Tips for Good Lighting Design
BENCHMARK YOURSELF

Knowing where you stand as a designer is a critical skill that would lead to advancement as a designer. It is not an easy task to observe what you lack as a designer on your own but taking part in design contests and bench-marking yourself with other competent lighting designers creates the opportunity to spot the points that needs improvement.

8 Tips for Good Lighting Design
A’ Design Award is a perfect tool for lighting designers for bench-marking themselves, improve their presentation and for being competitive and trying to do better.

REFERENCES/BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Image Credits
Mozaik system by Oppizzi Davide:
https://competition.adesignaward.com/design.php?ID=64196
Globe Floor Lamp by Edoardo Colzani:
https://competition.adesignaward.com/design.php?ID=60643
Being Lamp by Cecilia Pozzi:
https://competition.adesignaward.com/design.php?ID=62529
Nimb by Eduard Zhegalin:
https://competition.adesignaward.com/design.php?ID=60418
Mi-480 by Raza Zahid:
https://competition.adesignaward.com/design.php?ID=60747
"Knitted" - Lighting Collection by Ariel Zuckerman:
https://competition.adesignaward.com/design.php?ID=66820
Lotus Dome by Daan Roosegaarde:
https://competition.adesignaward.com/design.php?ID=66657
Guilin by Kevin Chu:
https://competition.adesignaward.com/design.php?ID=63833
Gates of Light by Daan Roosegaarde:
https://competition.adesignaward.com/design.php?ID=66860
Faith Standing lamp by Attila Stromajer:
https://competition.adesignaward.com/design.php?ID=59437

This article was added on Thursday, 8th of November, 2018 at 07.52 am by author Frank Scott Tags: lighting design, tips for good lighting design, product design, interior design. Read our copyright policy here.
 

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