Light can be Art, too!
Many people, when they think of art, immediately think of the painting Grand Masters, such as Rembrandt, Vincent, Michelangelo, and Leonardo, and galleries graced with their works. Others think of Rodin’s “The Thinker” or Michelangelo’s “David.”
Still, rarer are those whose first thoughts turn to the Vatican, the Louvre, the Guggenheim, or even the Chrysler Building, for their Architectural Features. Nevertheless, in every way that is important, structures are art, too.
Your home is art when you take a moment to see how one part seamlessly flows into another. The necessities of supporting different weights and loads are transformed into beautiful curves and arches, grand columns, or long “impossible” stretches that have their supporting structures cleverly concealed.
Engineering is science—there is no denying that—but how it is made real and woven into our daily experience…that’s Art. And yet the finest examples of beautiful homes or buildings can simply vanish in the dark.
The Beautiful Glow
Architectural lighting is your path out of the darkness, and there is no company better skilled or equipped to guide you than Illuminations Lighting Design. Even more importantly, we can do away with power-hungry illumination sources that haven’t changed much since the end of the 19th century.
Pressurized gas lighting, such as Mercury vapor (stark, hard white light) or Sodium vapor (monochromatic orangey-yellow light), requires high power consumption, and long start-up times. In the event of a power “flicker”, they have to completely extinguish themselves, cool down, and then restart, leaving your home (and perhaps party guests) in darkness for several minutes until they reset.
Nobody wants such an experience. That’s why humans invented lights that are just as bright, use as little as a 10th of the power, and come on instantly. And the best feature of all is that commercial grade LEDs lights last 50,000 to 200,000 hours, compared to either of the older sodium or mercury technologies, which only last for 24,000 hours.
Sometimes you need aqua-blue light for a pool, assorted greens for plants, warm whites for brickwork, or a scintillating rainbow for mood lighting. All of it is possible with modern LED lighting. You can even automate your lighting, or let it be controlled by your home computer, based on the current lighting conditions. Have a look at our gallery of landscape and architectural lighting to see many examples of our award-winning work.
Ambient light may be adequate or even suitable during the day, but do you want to “vanish in the dark”? Speak to one of our expert lighting consultants at one of the phone numbers listed below, or use our simple online web form to book a consultation.
While we are based in Houston, Texas, and our art-lighting consultants travel nationwide to design lighting for some of the most prestigious art collections in the world. ILD is your only “one-stop” shopping destination for lighting design services, engineering, landscape lighting services, and installation in the whole state of Texas. We are unrivaled by any lighting firm in the United States for lighting that is art.
As homes grow larger, and needs evolve, having a single resource provides homeowners with reliability and peace of mind. This translates into a smoother, faster process, reduced costs, and a better end product.
We would love to hear from you, so pick up the phone and give us a call at 713-863-1133 or toll-free at 800-863-1184, so you can learn more about our fine art lighting company before we begin your journey towards perfect art lighting.