Are you in need for a functional indoor lighting plan? We would love to advise you!
In addition to providing atmosphere, lighting must also be functional in use. Think about if you're on the sofa and you would like to read a book but have ambiance at the same time. In showrooms and retail space you would like enough light to be emitted but at the same time your products to be highlighted, same with an office space enough light to work on but to also provide a good atmosphere to work in. In order to ensure that the lighting in a room meets the functional requirments of your choice, it is ideal to create a lighting plan before you purchase. A plan is also ideal for any current lighting changes you may need or want to carry out. Do you want the ideal lighting in your home, office or specific room to be just what you are looking for? Then get in touch with us as we advise you when it comes to functional lighting.
Make a functional lighting plan yourself
If you want to make a functional lighting plan yourself, you have to go through a number of steps. We will outline these helpful steps below:
Step 1: Make a plan
Draw a floor plan or a sketch of the space you need to plan for. Clearly draw where everything is in that space, such as the windows, doors, height of the ceiling and all the furniture that is in the room.
Step 2: Outline what takes place in each part of the room
Outlining what takes place in each part of the room will help determine the type of lighting you need on the basis of functionality. For example, if you read and watch tv on your sofa you might need different types of lamps to help you achieve both. The dining table is also another area if it includes in your plan, for some dining table is more than a place where we eat it could be a place where we do a bit of craft work, home work for the children or a nice genera lspace to enetertain therefore the type of light that is needed must accommodate the functionality of the space.
Step 3: Indicate where the light should come from
On your floor plan as you have now drawn an outline of your space, you need to indicate where lighting should be coming from. Start with the basic lighting need for the entire room, then move on to distinguish betwen functional and mood lighting for the specific parts of the room.
Step 4: Identify where sockets and switches are located in the chosen space
Include where each switch and socket is in the floor plan for the chosen room, this way you are able to identify where you are able to use certain lights or if you need to ass new switches and sockets as part of lighting plan.
Step 5: Select specific light fixtures for each part of the room
For different parts of the room choose which types of lamps you want to mount or hang, this gives you an indication of style and decor but more importantly function and atmosphere. Mark this on your floor plan, by now you see a build up of a complete design of your room.
Need help with your lighting plan?
Even though you may have completed your lighting plan and included all the relevant information needed, you might still find yourself scratching your head as you may have missed few points here and there! However, not to worry you can always give us a call to assist you further if your need any advice when it comes to your lighting plan!
If you require assistance or have questions, please contact us.