Lighting Design NZ
Lighting Design is an integral element of any lighting installation, one that is often not given due consideration during the design build process, until too late. Installing a lighting system is a commitment for the life of that system, a commitment to 'both' the downstream benefits, and on going costs and maintenance of the total installation.
Consideration of the Uses of space, Living habits, Luminaire types & Positioning, Energy Efficiency, Colour Temperatures, Flexibility & Lighting Control, 'your monthly Power bill' - all are aspects crucial to both the practical lighting design of, and your enjoyment of, the Ambient Lighting of Space.
Lighting Solutions are willing and able to assist with a wide range of product related enquiries, lighting schedules / specifications and project support. We believe however that the benefit of employing a Professional Lighting Designer to produce a Lighting Design and specification to budget, and to follow the project through to completion on the clients behalf is very much in the client's interests.
This opens a discussion between Lighting Designer and client to define a Lighting brief and budget, provide Lighting Concepts in plan and illustrated formats (where advantageous) presenting an aesthetic viewpoint, propose and select luminaire types, provide energy efficiency calculations and life-cycle costs, provide Project 'Cost Engineering' to budget, etc...
Make sure your Project Team are on the same page. A competent Lighting Designer will help you coordinate other participants in your project that require comprehensive technical info and clear communication in order to work effectively together toward a common goal, such as - End Users - Project Managers - Developers - Architects and Designers - Landscape designers - Automation Specialists - Builders - Cabinet Makers - Pool Installers - Electrical Installers - Electrical Wholesalers - Lighting Solutions.
Lighting design at it's best is an art form that extends the mediums of light and space, often with unforeseen emotive atmospheric results. At the same time Lighting is very much a technology based discipline, where outcomes are determined by a range of technical parameters, physical componentry, and 'energy' input.
The increasing cost of power - availability of increasingly 'affordable' energy efficient LED lighting, coupled with specific LED driver requirements and varied means of control, mean a professional Lighting Design should be considered not as a 'luxury' or an extravagance, but as future proofing your investment. Ultimately this will decrease your costs, and add value to your property, and your appreciation of the space you are creating.