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A Detailed Guide To Indoor Lighting Scheme

As insignificant as it may seem, nevertheless, lighting has a dominating role to play when it comes to determining the aesthetics as well as the functionality of the room or space. In reality, it has great effects on your mood and emotions and also your well-being. Hence, indoor lighting with proper lighting accessories is a must and has a huge impact on your overall indoor space. 

So, the question now here lies, how can you bring about little changes in your indoor lighting scheme without bringing about a whole new refurbishment of it? 

The Overall Lighting Scheme 

Lighting is not only art but also involves a lot of science. As per scientists, it can have great effects on your mood, appetite, and even your sleep. Therefore, an effective lighting strategy is of great importance, especially when you are planning to light your home- your place of relaxation and comfort. However, to execute a good lighting system, professional help is required who has a complete understanding and deep knowledge of lighting systems and lighting accessories. 

Replacing your light bulbs with other forms of lights is just not enough. This is where a professional comes into play who designs and redesigns the lighting scheme after gauging your mood, personality, aesthetics, safety, enjoyment, and of course functionality. The expert is well adept to understand whether this designing or redesigning requires running brand new wiring through walls, installation of new fixtures or lighting accessories, or even inclusion of additional circuits. However, if you think you are good at all of this, you may well choose to do it by yourself, however, be careful of electrocution hazards. 

What are the factors that determine the lighting scheme in indoors? 

Well, although the professional is well aware of all of this, for your personal knowledge, let us tell you about the factors that play a decisive role in your indoor lighting system: 

Technical Factors: 

Some of the technical factors that need to be considered are: 

  • Size and space of the room
  • Height of the ceiling 
  • Color of walls and furnishings 
  • Existing lights and existing electrical setups 
  • Shadows
  • Reflections 
  • Daylight integrations 
  • Distribution of Lighting controls 
  • Specifications and documentation of electrical codes 
  • Economic efficiency 
  • Energy efficiency 

Aesthetic Factors: 

Besides the technical factors, the aesthetic factors that need to be considered are (which the professionals do too): 

  • Age and personality of the occupant 
  • The positions of interest, artwork, and highlighting areas
  • Psychological factors 
  • Physiological factors 
  • Spatial perceptions 

Although these are the basic factors and guidelines that determine the lighting scheme of a space, it is necessary to remember that every room, space, or home is different and requires special customized attention. For instance, we all know how wall colors can break or make your mood. Similarly, the lighting along with the color temperature can bring about a vast difference in your feelings and emotion. Hence, while this guide may function as a starting point for you, it goes without saying that you would most definitely need professional or expert help in executing this strategy well, keeping the safety parameters in mind. 


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