Commercial outdoor lighting requires attention to detail and knowledge of architectural and landscaping elements. The challenge of any commercial outdoor lighting project is to synthesize the natural with the artificial into a unified aesthetic theme that supports safe operations, mobility, and functionality. Illuminations Lighting and Design fields a team of multi-disciplinary experts cross-trained in multiple parallel industries that specialize in outdoor lighting for commercial clients who desire to see their property not only in a whole new light, but in a new light that unifies multiple elements into a unified field of relationships consisting of complimentary points of view and frames of reference. When done correctly by trained and certified professionals, commercial outdoor lighting provides one of the best practical examples of the Universal nature of light’s pervasive and unifying influence of thought, form, and action.
There are three primary areas that require equal emphasis in any commercial outdoor lighting project. These areas are perimeter, natural landscape, and architecture. If any one of these areas is neglected or overemphasized, the resulting aesthetic communicates an unconscious, disturbing sense of imbalance. Because ILD consultants spend many years training and working with architects and landscapers, they begin each project with careful measurements of the property and identify signature features of both landscape and building design. After analyzing the specifics, they then develop detailed CAD schematics that show relationships between points of differentiation and utilize light to bring unity in the midst of diversity.
Specifically, with few exceptions, we pay close attention to property boundaries and work to first establish a perimeter of light that helps establish the overall tone of the design. Outdoor commercial lighting helps distinguish a facility from neighboring rivals and competitors, and it also accentuates branding through strong emphasis on the main entrance and signage. ILD installs streetlights and sign lights obtained from the world’s top manufacturers and employs a wide range of design strategies to seamlessly blend lighting fixtures with perimeter building materials such as ornamental sidewalks, brick walls, stone walls, and wooden fences. With our environmentally safe methods in tree lighting, we can even turn a tree line into a perimeter that increases in subtle increments into a brighter, more intensified focus on the main entrance sign and corporate brand. We enhance security with motion-sensitive floodlights and increase safe mobility with specialized parking lot lights and step lights that clearly mark locations of sidewalks and staircases. For sports facilities and larger commercial properties with athletic courts and tracks we have any number of track and court lighting fixtures that provide high levels of luminosity without blinding glare.
Within the perimeter we look for opportunities to highlight distinguishing natural features and foliage. We conceal commercial outdoor lighting fixtures in trees and shrubs to create the optical affect of sourceless, ambient light. This eliminates glaring contrasts of light and shadow by bathing the property in a softer, all-pervasive radiance. This less is more approach to commercial outdoor lighting has made us the preferred vendor of landscape lighting throughout Houston and much of greater Texas. Through cross training and partnership with landscaping entities, we have unique and highly proprietary methods of illuminating statuary, ponds, waterfalls, and ornamental structures. By highlighting natural features and foliage, and then building a congruent landscape lighting theme, we can then integrate architecture itself into the overall decorum with high performance pin spots that showcase signature architectural features such as glass walkways, stone carvings on facades, and ornamental ledges. The ultimate goal in commercial outdoor lighting is to make the entire facility appear as a unified matrix of aesthetic elements and eliminate the stereotypical perception that has branded industry and commerce with the stigma “man versus Nature.” With ILD, civilization and nature unite within congruent spheres of light.
Commercial outdoor lighting brings a whole new reality to the corporate world by showcasing that image and function work together as compliments, not opposing opposites. Call Illuminations Lighting and Design at 713-863-1133 to see how commercial outdoor lighting can further enhance your company brand and public relations by showcasing your business in a whole new light.