Light Fixture (Interior Lighting)
Maybe in the past, we only saw lighting in office buildings and glamorous arcades, and only a tiny incandescent lamp was responsible for lighting the exterior of residential buildings. But nowadays, lighting is considered a science that is used abundantly, even in residential towers and villas.
But the implementation of essential lighting in the exterior and interior of the building has important points and standards. If you stay with KCS Group until the end of this article, we will introduce you to the principles of lighting, its styles and methods.
The principles of lighting the interior spaces of the building
One of the most critical elements in the design of buildings is related to the lighting of the interior of the building. Join us to introduce you to the principles of lighting in the bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom, and hallway of the house in Toronto.
• Living room lighting
Since the living room is a place for family members to gather together, and on the other hand, you spend most of your time in this place, it is better to use three types of general, focused and accent lighting.
You can use general lighting to illuminate the entire living room from the ceiling. By lighting in a concentrated way, you show the part of the living room that needs prominence. You can even use the accent to illuminate a particular living room part.
Installing long and standing lamps is suitable for lighting up some parts of the living room. Also, the combined use of light equipment such as wall moonlight lamps, hanging chandeliers, temporary table lampshades and ceiling lights can help us in this place’s general and accent lighting.
• Bedroom lighting
One of the parts of the house that may not get much attention regarding interior lighting is the bedroom. While the lights’ colour, angle and intensity, the type of lights used and their location can significantly impact how you sleep and even guarantee a comfortable sleep.
The critical point is that the bedroom lighting is very different from other places in the house because the bedroom should have relaxing light so as not to disturb.
For this purpose, indirect light sources such as LED strips are used in the ceiling and the board above the bed. Also, hanging and wall lights have replaced bedside lampshades.
We recommend using a lamp with soft blue light for the bedroom. LED lamps can provide this need.
• Kitchen Lighting
We have come to the most popular part of every home, the kitchen, which houses a wide range of lighting types. Knowing how to light each part of the kitchen will make this place much more practical.
One of the critical principles in lighting large and small kitchens is that you should light up areas such as the hood, the sink, the cabinets and the entire kitchen space. For this purpose, you can combine general and accent lighting.
Use accent lighting to illuminate certain places in the kitchen, such as the sink, the stove, and the counter, so that you can make the best use of the parts at night. In accent lighting in the kitchen, we focus on certain decoration parts.
For example, light up the kitchen entrance hallway with a modern hanging chandelier or install halogen wall sconces with modern shapes, pedestal Ex luminaire and spotlights.
In a more straightforward and cheaper model, you can install LED strips under the cabinets to multiply the effect of the cabinets with the help of this hidden light source.
Also, the top of the sink needs proper lighting, and small pendant lights installed above the sink can help you to meet this need.
The dining table in the kitchen is a significant point that gathers the whole family around it. So, to light it, use a lamp or a long hanging Ex luminaire, which is the best choice for this purpose.
• Lighting the bathroom
You can light the bathroom by just turning on a light bulb. But you might be interested to know that with essential lighting in the bathroom, you can turn this seemingly small and unimportant place into a large and beautiful one.
If your bathroom has an opening to the outside of the building, like a window, then you have the chance to use a natural light source or natural lighting method in this place. But in any case, for the darkness of the night, you should think about the lighting of this place.
For example, using built-in and hidden lamps in the bathroom ceiling or installing LED strips around the bathroom mirror is a great trick to distribute lighting.
Installing a ceiling pot light will make your bathroom space more considerable, and this lighting model from above and close to the wall surface will make the details of the bathroom wall better visible.
But if you want to highlight parts of the bathroom, such as where shampoos and lotions are placed, we suggest using accent lighting that illuminates a single point in a concentrated manner.
• Lighting in corridors
Corridors and stairs are hidden spaces in the building that we may not think about lighting, while low-cost lighting tricks make these places very beautiful.
If the corridor’s ceiling is high, it is better to use hanging or ceiling Ex luminaire to create a stylish and bright look at the house’s entrance. Of course, we recommend installing a smaller version of the exact chandelier you used in the living room in the hallway.
But for narrow corridors with short ceilings, the best option is to install pot lights on the hall’s roof. You can also take the help of wall hanging lights to have more effect on the decorative wall panels in the corridors.
Lighting services of KCS Group
With KCS lighting solutions used in the interior in GTA, we talk about the fixture separate from the luminaire. The luminaire is the light-emitting element, plus the control unit and enclosure around it.
Axor Luminaires are modular by design so that they can be used in various configurations. A standard household light fixture is designed for one mounting option– floor, ceiling, or wall– a Luminaire might be suitable for all three depending on the bracket and fitting options available.