Luxury home custom lighting requires special installation techniques and advanced electrical wiring skills. Lighting design specialists must first determine if incandescent, fluorescent, or LED lighting sources will be most appropriate for a given function. They must then choose the best fixtures of these types and find places to install them so their presence is concealed as much as possible.
In new home wiring the fixtures can be installed as the home is built. In existing homes, however, new wiring and light fixtures must be retrofitted to the interior ceilings and walls. This requires a blend of scientific know-how and creativity to successfully accomplish.
It has been said that retrofit custom home lighting in luxury homes is the place where the rubber meets the road. Only those with an advanced knowledge of home interior architecture, interior design, and a high level of creative ingenuity can successfully install custom home lighting in older luxury homes.
Illuminations Lighting and Design ensures superior results in both new construction and retrofit projects by ongoing cross-training programs that educate our team in the specifics of luxury home design, construction, and interior design. Our luxury home custom lighting solutions designed to support the interior structure of the home, its unique interior décor, the contents of its rooms, and the daily activities of the resident.
For this reason, we may use a very broad, eclectic combination of light sources to accomplish our house lighting plans. Every home requires multiple layers of light, so any number of specific light sources will have to be combined and configured to work together to produce specific effects.
General lighting, low voltage accent lighting, decorative lighting, and task lighting are the four major categories of luxury home custom lighting. Within these categories, other subcategories such as fine art lighting, cove lighting, custom cabinet lighting, and specialty task lighting are installed when appropriate to architecture, room size, and personal lifestyle.
Our manufacturer sources provide us with the latest technologies that feature superior lamp life, better luminance quality, and decorative appeal for special installations that call for a highly prominent lighting fixture to actually function as an aesthetic compliment to interior décor. Our equipment is American made and warranted to perform at the highest level of expectation.
Although incandescent sources are being increasingly replaced by fluorescent and LED lighting, there are still many applications where incandescent lights still produce the most desirable decorative effects. ILD installs only the most sophisticated lights of this type and ties them to electrical systems that minimize energy waste, excess heat, and premature lamp failure.
There is also an equal emphasis placed on the exterior of the home. Architectural house lighting, security lighting, fine art lighting and landscaping lighting are all considered part of a luxury home custom lighting system for a luxury home. Again, these lighting arrays create multiple layers of luminance that illuminate major forms in their entirety and accent finer details when appropriate highlights, showcasing, and emphasis is necessary.
We strongly recommend that all luxury homeowners invest in an advanced whole house control system. This system allows homeowners one-touch control over entire lighting arrays, individual lighting fixtures, and climate controls as well.
Lighting control systems have been proven to extend lamp life and lower room temperature by minimizing heat. They also can now be programmed to work with newly emerging LED home lighting that are rapidly finding new applications in luxury home custom lighting systems. Wireless systems for existing homes can also be installed without negligible architectural invasiveness.
If you are interested in learning more about San Antonio home luxury lighting designs or looking for a outdoor landscape lighting contractor, we invite you to contact us at 800-863-1184 toll free or locally at 713-863-1133
We invite you to see our feature article in American Luxury Homes Magazine.