Lighting can make an incredible difference to any home. From sharp, clear lighting in a kitchen, to subdued atmospheric lighting in a bedroom. Sound easy – but so easy to get wrong. Here’s why a specialist lighting designer can help you get it right.
Why use a lighting designer?
Lighting is a central aspect of your home’s design. You can manipulate your home’s atmosphere just by how you position the lighting and the kind of fixtures you use. Like any other part of décor, lighting design keeps changing. The exciting new trends are high-tech controls and invisible lighting, which make our homes comfortable and easy to live in.
Ensure your job goes smoothly from start to finish by choosing an experienced team of electrical professionals, who have had proven success. They will be able to provide solutions suited to your home and work in collaboration with a variety of other experts, including engineers, architects and designers.
As a home owner or project manager, you may be unaware of the advantages an independent lighting consultant can bring to today's design and construction processes.
So what is the difference between the services provided by an electrical engineer, architect, lighting and interior designer?
An electrician also known as electrical engineer has technical skills and some lighting knowledge, as it is part of the electrical system. They provide you with only basic solutions and fittings, which can result in you not achieving your desired atmosphere and ambience..
Architects create designs for new construction projects, alterations and redevelopments. They use their specialist construction knowledge and high-level drawing skills to design buildings that are functional and safe. They provide an architectural & commercial lighting solution based on lux level, which gives general light but doesn’t necessarily compliment your décor and although functional the lighting may not give you your desired results.
Interior designers make interior spaces functional, safe, and beautiful by determining space requirements and selecting decorative items, such as colours, materials and some basic lighting. But as lighting equipment and control technologies are developing at light speed, it is impossible to keep up to date with the latest lighting trends and solutions. Again, your design may fall short of the expected simply by not be aware of the latest innovations.
Ideally your electrician, architect, and interior designer will work hand in hand with a lighting expert.
Lighting designer or specialist lighting expert will create a beautiful lighting scheme with a variety of moods for different occasions in order to give a detail of character. They can provide detailed design solutions that make use of the latest, most cost-effective technologies and best value for money. Lighting designers can help you establish the budget or provide a design to meet a pre-arranged budget. They will work with the owner's representative and contractors to achieve budget objectives without sacrificing design intent.
A Lighting Design service offered by design companies have often only a limited range of fittings and can be expensive.
Spring Electricals lighting experts have experience of working with all aspects of interior and exterior lighting for residential projects. They have access to hundreds of new products which are introduced to the marketplace annually and attend national trade shows. They continually update product information and obtain samples directly from manufacturers, and these can be demonstrated in their dedicated lighting room, showing you the actual effect the lights make.
Spring Electrical is an independent electrical wholesaler and retailer with 50 years’ experience. They do not install equipment but work in collaboration with hundreds of electrical professionals in Surrey and can give recommendation contacts.
Lastly and most importantly, take your time, consult a specialist lighting designer and electrician. Finalise your electrical schemes and specify fixtures prior to committing to the contract and starting the first fix. Ensure the contract with your builder/electrician will allow you to have light fittings of yours and your lighting experts’ choice. Remember, the decisions you make now will have an impact on how you live in and enjoy your home.
With 50 years’ of experience in lighting, collaborating with electrical engineers, architects, interior designers and projects managers. Spring Electrical is one of the most widely recognised and trusted electrical wholesalers and retailers in Surrey.
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