A good lighting means comfort and efficiency, while a poorly planned lighting is able to completely devalue and undermine the proper functioning of the spaces.
Therefore, it is worth follow some tips in time to think in the position of the points of light, luminaire type and color of light used, according to the specific needs of each environment
The living room is a space normally all-in-one. In a moment’s time to watch TV, in another she is the space to eat, and then is the place to receive visitors. Sometimes it’s all at the same time. The ideal, then, is setorizar the lighting points, highlighting the furniture and main regions separately, so they can be driven separately or together.
Thus, the mobile TV may receive an indirect lighting that doesn’t overshadow the view of the people nor reflect on the screen, the dining room is nice with a lamp that highlight and luminosity to the table, in a more intimate atmosphere through the use of a pendant or a more clean, generating amplitude, the light built into the lining , for example.
The color of the light can be yellow or white, depending on the intention to create, being the coldest and white yellow cozier, in General. And some walls can gain prominence through the lighting, especially if they have decorations or different coatings, to highlight the look of the room.
The kitchen is a place of business, at first, but can also be considered a social area environment, especially when open to the living room. It is therefore important to prioritize sites that require more luminosity, such as countertops, besides ensuring a general lighting in places of circulation, since in the kitchen we’re moving from one point to another. But these two functions can be separated by type, color and intensity, and we need her to be stronger, more focused and preferably local white food handling, and softer, spread and yellowish in the circulation.
The white color is best for countertops because it let the sharper objects, reproducing the real colors of foods. The light of circulation can be white too, but if the room is integrated into the kitchen and have yellow light, it is interesting to create a continuity in the enlightenment through similar hue, at least partially, not to create a contrast that makes the kitchen look too cold and separated from the rest of the environment.
In the bathroom, the space tends to be reduced but the needs are also varied. It is interesting to have a general and another more focused light next to the mirror for shaving or freshen up, for example, and if possible to have one more point to light well in the shower. If there is a specific point to this function, you can improvise with a lamp spot type, that target a lamp in the middle of the bathroom and the other for the box. The lights of the bathroom must be preferably white, if you want greater efficiency and visibility.
In the Office, the priority is to focus on the job, with good lighting next to the desk, but without overshadowing the computer screen, if any, or the view of who is working. And this applies to artificial light from the lamps, and the natural light coming from the Windows. Can be used in ceiling fixtures or table lamps, which can be triggered separately. And general lighting, especially if the environment is small, can handle alone.
But nothing prevents the creation of a more noble setting, which let the space more inviting, encouraging the permanence in space. The ideal is to mix a more efficient lighting, white light and strong, with points of light softer and yellow, creating a certain balance. So the work is encouraged, but way more enjoyable.
For a more intimate and cozy setting, the room does not necessarily need a general illumination, but specific points near the bedside tables and cabinets, preferably. And if there is a general light, she may not be as strong, to be used in conjunction with the other fixtures, thus leaving the differentiated aspect.
Indirect illumination favours this intimate air, as well as the lights focused. These features make even white light get warmer, allowing free choice according to individual tastes.