Architectural custom lighting utilizes illumination to enhance structural beauty and develop aesthetic sub themes that support the overall design and decorum of buildings. Commercial clients and residential homeowners alike benefit from the exponential enhancement that architectural custom lighting brings to building form and function. As a distributor of the world’s best architectural custom lighting equipment and a full-service firm certified in electrical and design work, Illuminations Lighting and Design delivers solutions that bear the signature of superior planning and technical skill by balancing key elements of structure and function into synthesized, synergistic themes.
Many people are surprised to learn that materials play an enormous role in architectural custom lighting. Since the purpose of any lighting theme is to either minimize fixture visibility or blend decorative fixtures into their surroundings, architectural custom lighting in particular requires the trained eye of a professional designer who is familiar with building materials knows which lighting fixtures will compliment the environment with maximum aesthetic. It also requires access to the widest variety of fixtures on the market, as each building and custom home will consist of one or more very unique elements that require a highly customized equipment to properly illuminate. ILD delivers value on both levels by cross training its technicians in architectural theory and methodology so that no surprises occur when they arrive onsite to service our client. We further support our projects by making available the widest selection of lighting fixtures from the world’s top manufacturers. Armed with knowledge and advanced technology, our technicians can bring out the hidden beauty latent in building materials such as marble, glass, granite, and even wood.
As a creative firm fully aware of the philosophical, scientific, psychological and spiritual connotations of light, we pay careful attention to color in all of our lighting design work. Superior custom architectural lighting rarely consists of a single design theme. Due to the complex nature of most custom homes and buildings with high-end architectural design, customized lighting has to first focus on key structural and aesthetic features and accentuate points of differentiation. Once a balanced illumination of keynote features appears within the structure, a synthesis evolves where various illuminated subjects combine into an aesthetic of interrelationship and design similarities. Color is the key to all of this. By correctly applying varying degrees of color to objects and features which otherwise would appear incongruent or separatist in relationship, ILD architectural custom lighting specialists create fields of complimentary colors that combine to aesthetically support high-end building and custom home design elements.
As in any custom lighting project, architectural lighting in particular requires precise measurements of light on the color-rendering index and in photometric calculations. (Photometrics measure luminosity and determine the level of brilliance a particular bulb emits upon the subject.) Lighting architecture with customization foremost in mind requires that we determine in advance what combinations of color; light, and possibly even shadow will most effectively highlight homes, office buildings, and public facilities. For ambient and mood lighting in custom homes we normally link custom architectural lighting design to home automation controls that can change the appearance of the room or even the entire house with multiple lighting themes, each offering its own unique aesthetic and point of view. In commercial arenas we often link architectural lighting to security lighting and landscape lighting to fully protect and beautify commercial property at all hours of the night.
Custom architectural lighting is a must for any eclectic homeowner or business owner looking to create the appearance of multiple realities within the space of fixed reality. The fluidity of design available through this medium makes it one of our most sought after service offerings, and has helped build our twenty-seven year reputation as a lighting design industry leader. Call us now to see what new experience we can bring to your world today.