Beaumont’s growing popularity as a residential center has led to an upsurge in large, custom-styled homes. These homes require lighting systems that go far beyond the capabilities of typical retail fixtures, bulbs, and lighting controls. Most of these new homes total over 5,000 square feet in floor space and feature exquisite floor plans and architecture. Lighting a Beaumont home of this magnitude requires an eye for design and knowledge of advanced electrical wiring and engineering strategies. Special equipment may also be necessary to fully accent and illuminate the intricacies of coves in vaulted ceilings, spacious kitchens, private offices, and guest bedrooms. The growing popularity of home theater design also has to be taken into consideration, as any home theater or whole house audio system must be integrated into the home’s electrical and lighting system.
Beaumont residents should first consider these facts before buying any lighting equipment online. It is almost always better to hire an electrical and lighting design firm such as ILD that has the knowledge and experience necessary to create a truly custom and fully integrated home lighting system. Not only do we give them access to commercial grade materials unavailable on the open market, but we can install that equipment safely and efficiently with power cost factored built into the equation.
Interior Lighting Design
Lighting the interior of a Beaumont home requires a sound working knowledge of interior decorating. Proper lighting of fine art, furnishing, carpets, and unique interior architecture is necessary to provide a comfortable, personal space. Lighting fixtures have to be concealed as much as possible in order to avoid creating distractions. Using cheap fixtures normally results in glare or lighting levels that create pockets of shadow that work against color schemes. One of the many advantages Illuminations Lighting offers to Beaumont home owners is a blended skill set that consists of both lighting techniques and extensive cross training in fine art consulting and interior decorating.
By matching equipment to interior themes, we create accented space within floor space that supports furniture layout, color schemes, and home ornamentation.
Lighting the exteriors of Beaumont homes requires an advanced level of architectural knowledge and landscaping theory. Larger homes are often two stories in height and feature a variety of window styles; roof builds, and vaulted ceilings. They also tend to sit on rather large parcels of land, and many feature a wide variety of trees and outdoor tree lights. Although buildings and nature represent opposing phenomenon to many people, they do not have to be. In fact, both Nature and Engineering follow the same laws of physics, geometry, and proportion. Our conflict with Nature is perceptual and self-imposed, and honestly has no basis in true reality.
Consequently, ILD professionals who are aware of this fact have studied both landscaping and architectural theory and are able to spot common thematic elements shared between any landscape and any Beaumont home. An architectural outdoor lighting system can then be developed around these keynotes in such a way as to unite the manmade and the natural into one harmonious unity.
The systems we install for Beaumont home lighting clients tend to be very technically sophisticated and require advanced planning and sound, professionally installed electrical systems.
Any type of low voltage equipment requires special transformers to convert 120VAC to 12VAC. Lighting for home theater and whole house audio also requires very simple and user-friendly controls that have to be installed to make the system workable for the resident. It may be necessary to add more wall outlets, or to install a superior grade electrical panel.
Most importantly, lighting systems in Beaumont homes need protection from Gulf Coast weather. Both whole house surge suppression and powerful emergency backup home generators can the lighting and wiring system protected from power surge and keeps them operable as well during thunderstorms and neighborhood brown outs.
When ILD works for any homeowner, we insure the operability of our systems at the foundational level of the panel, the wiring, and emergency operations. We also work with builders who subcontract us routinely to design and install wiring and lighting systems in new Beaumont homes under construction.
All of these fixtures and configurations can be further channeled to create supportive lighting for Beaumont home theaters and automation networks. As sophisticated as this new technology sounds, it is extremely user friendly and can create the equivalent of public cinema in any Beaumont home. Lighting fixtures used to accent, down light, and enhance interior design and lifestyle can be blended with this technology so that when music is played throughout the house, different lighting patterns appear in lamps, pendants, chandeliers, and sconces. When movie time rolls around, advanced electrical installations and controls by AMX, Vantage, and Lutron can adjust the lights in the room to match the pace and mood of the film, creating a harmony of light, sound, emotion, and action.
While our systems may be technically complex, they are built to last and are designed from maximum simplicity and convenient use of any member of the family.
Illuminations Lighting Design (ILD) has been helping clients with home automation needs for over 28 years. This award winning company has compiled a diverse group of experts who use their education and experience in every automation, electrical upgrade, and lighting design project. The needs of Beaumont clients are always foremost kept in mind as these lighting consultants and CEDIA certified specialists work with architects, builders, interior designers and renovators to achieve the highest level of home comfort, practicality, beautification, and comfort.