Artificial lighting is effective in manipulating volume, distorting the perception of space, and even dramatizing the shapes and textures of materials. The quality of illumination is a key factor for those who seek overall comfort, health, productivity, and harmonious living surroundings. Given the importance of artificial lighting, why, then, is it rarely planned during the early stages of construction projects?
Artificial light helps us find our way in the dark of the night, pleasantly spend our evening reading a book, or it can create a special atmosphere at our favorite weekend dinner spot. In the process of construction, it is critical to create a lighting plan which will take into consideration all the small details, for example, bringing light to blank spots in spaces that lack natural light, or highlighting architectural details. It is also important to consider the technical requirements of the lighting and how it affects the overall cost of the project budget. But what makes some projects cost more and some less?
It's simple, let's dive into the process.
There are three essential factors required to create a successful and cost-efficient lighting project.
1) Professional Lighting Project Consulting Experience
In our previously published article, How Our Lighting Technology Transformed the Iconic Butler Brothers Building, we explain in detail the five simple steps required to create a haven of perfect lighting for a 90 million development.
Defining a strategic goal and purpose of the lighting project
Estimating the budget and final costs of the project
Considering the psychological and emotional effects of your lighting design
Finding the perfect fixture for every location with correct lighting output, color temperature, glare control, energy efficiency, and the right CRI
Organizing seamless logistics, including delivering products on time
Throughout fifteen years of experience in the lighting business, the co-founder of CodeLumen, Julio Gabbert, decided to master and optimize every step of this process. His partner, Luis Medina, an ex-NASA electromagnetic engineer, dedicated his technical skills and experience to bring CodeLumen to the next level: from just a lighting company to a &