Installing the right lighting is a whole philosophy
With the increase in lighting options and the development of technology and design, the installation of light sources in rooms has become a whole philosophy. That’s good, because artificial light in the interior is much more important than it seems, and we’re going to prove it to you.
What is biodynamic lighting
We spend a lot of time in artificial light, in fact, most of our time, especially in winter, and it’s important to adhere to daylight and nighttime lighting standards. It is about evenly and sufficient distribution of light, to reduce glare and light flux pulsations.
Biodynamic lighting is as close as possible to natural lighting: more during the day, less in the morning and evening. It is based on the principle that artificial light can mimic the daily and seasonal cycle, unlike outdated lighting systems that do not adjust to the time of day and in the interior there is no way to reduce the temperature and light intensity.
There are entire systems for imitating natural light, for example LED windows that are built into walls or ceilings. Special optical systems recreate the sun’s rays realistically, and infrared LEDs give a warm effect.
How it affects health
Dimmed light in the morning and evening calms us down, cold daylight makes us more efficient, warm light protects us from chronic fatigue. With proper design and placement of quality light sources, vision and mood will not suffer. In addition to protecting the eyes, this approach also increases productivity, since lighting affects the biorhythms on which many processes in the body depend.
When making a concept for lighting in any interior, the most important requirement remains that it is safe for health and useful. That is possible when the lighting adequately compensates for the lack of natural light, and also has the possibility of individual control over it.
How it changes perceptions
Interior design is a visual art and the impression of it strongly depends on the lighting – what is the point of having artistically decorated floors and walls, and furnishing with luxurious and exquisite furniture, when they are not visible?! A poorly selected light can spoil the impression of even the most cleverly designed room, and a correctly selected one can turn even the most mediocre room into a magical corner, with its help you can control the perception of any interior space.
For example, if you “fill” the walls and ceiling with light, you will increase the size of the room visually, and this option is great when designing offices and halls. When you want to emphasize something important, it is also easiest to achieve it through light.
Keep in mind that artificial lighting can easily “distort” colors, and to prevent this you need light bulbs with a high color rendering index.
Light shades have a strong influence on the human psyche, so lighting projects that combine warm and cold light are especially interesting: warm is more “homely” and cozy, cold, distributed evenly, predisposes to business. The combination of the two is most clever when warm light is used for accent and cold light for background.
How it affects emotions
Slightly challenging, measuredly cutting, modern design should attract attention and arouse excitement, create pleasant sensations – emotions are strongly influenced by light, because it is the one thing that gives dynamism to static furniture and architecture.
An interior can have a different “character” depending on how it is lit, so every space needs an overall lighting concept that is based on the possible thoughts, associations, attitudes and reactions it will evoke. For relaxation use the colors of sunrise and sunset, for work focus on strong sunlight.
The colors of the light also say a lot: warm white awakens sleep, amber warms like the sun, blue is perceived as night, red – as a signal of attention, green immerses in calmness… The language of light in the interior is quite eloquent and when mastered, one can say a lot, to conduct an interesting dialogue and to establish an individual relationship with the space.