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How Artificial Lighting can Improve (or Worsen) Architecture

Lighting is one of those aspects of an architectural space that can enhance it or visually destroy it. Think of two spaces with the same layout and the same dimensions. Now consider that in the first space the lighting is only done in one part of the room and it is done in a way that is unspecified and general. Now in the second place, the lighting has been done in a way that is specific to the layout of the room and according to what would enhance the features of the room rather than destroy them.

The second option will be a much more pleasant option and will be an option most of us would choose. This shows us that lighting can make a huge difference in architectural spaces and can easily make them look beautiful or ruin their beauty. This is why we have compiled a list of ways in which your artificial lighting can help you create the best version of your space.  For lighting needs and wants, contact Articolo as they have excellent options and great quality.

  1. Direct lighting

Direct lighting is lighting that is hitting the surface directly. So the light comes straight down onto the surface. This type of lighting is generally used for workspaces or for kitchen tops where light is very important. So, this sort of lighting has no blockages or shadows as the nature of the work demands full and uninterrupted lighting. However, it should not be near glaring surfaces and mirrors because it can create glare which is unpleasant and if the rest of the room is not lit better, it can create hard shadows that can get tiring.

  • Indirect lighting

Indirect lighting is essentially the opposite of direct lighting. It is lighting done in a way that the lighting system or the light source hits another surface in the room through which the light is dispersed. So for example, if indirect lighting the lamp is facing downwards to give you direct light, in indirect lighting the lamp will be facing upwards. The light will first hit the ceiling and then disperse across the room. This produces a soft light and creates a much more relaxed environment in comparison

  • Diffused lighting

In such a lighting situation, the light passes through a diffuser. A diffuser could be anything like a coloured piece of glass, an acrylic plate or etc. This creates a more diffused and softer look. In this method of lighting, the light is diffused in all directions of the room without light beams. This lighting method creates a few types of shadows and the lighting is spread through the room by reflecting off of surfaces. The lighting is soft and homogenous. It could be used in restaurants or in homes where a relaxed and calm environment is to be created.

These different types of lighting in your architectural space can easily make a difference in how space is viewed. You should choose the method that works with the aesthetics of the room and space and imply that for the perfect look.