The importance of a good lighting plan

When renovating a home, attention is naturally paid to the function of the various rooms, which furniture is needed and which color must be placed on the walls. Lighting is often wrongly forgotten. The right lighting nevertheless has a major impact on the perception of the spaces in a home, ranging from a pleasant atmosphere to the right lighting for specific functionalities. A good lighting plan is therefore not a superfluous luxury, but what does such a lighting plan actually entail and how does Kreon work when drawing up such a lighting plan? We are happy to explain this a little further. 

What is a lighting plan and why do you need it?

A lighting plan is a design of the ideal lighting for your home. It shows how you can illuminate your home in the most efficient way, taking into account the function, the layout and the color of the rooms. It is a supplement to your existing floor plan, but with the lighting fixtures signed in.

But why is such a lighting plan so important? Well, we mentioned it briefly in the intro, lighting has a huge impact on how you experience a space, what atmosphere is lit and how efficiently you can perform certain tasks in a space. For example, consider a kitchen: this space has a clear function: cooking. A pleasant, but above all clear lighting is desirable here in order to cook as efficiently as possible. A living room is made to unwind after a busy day at work and requires softer lighting that radiates a cozy atmosphere. A lighting plan maps all these factors and advises you in choosing the right lighting and the right placement in a room.

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How does Kreon work when drawing up a lighting plan?

You now know what a lighting plan is and why it is important when placing your lighting, but there's a lot involved when drawing up such a lighting plan. In addition to the functionality of the various rooms in your home, there are after all a few other factors that play a major role in determining the most suitable lighting.

For example, when drawing up the lighting plan the lighting designer also takes into account the size of the rooms, how they are arranged, who will use them and which atmosphere a particular room should radiate. Moreover, the materials used in the rooms and the color of the walls also have an effect on the lighting. A black wall will absorb the light while a white wall reflects light through the space.

When the lighting designer has this information, he or she can start drawing up the lighting plan. Our Kreon light specialists always start by drawing lines on the plan from one room to another. In this way the different light points are connected to each other. These lines form the unity of the lighting plan, so that a calm light effect can be created. The lighting designer then looks at which room needs more light and which room less. Based on different lighting techniques and types of light, optimum lighting can then be provided in every room. Some examples of these techniques are wall washing and wall grazing, a combination of direct and indirect light and the use of spotlights. Moreover, a lighting designer will always take into account that certain zones don't need any lighting. This helps to create the necessary tranquility and can greatly determine the atmosphere of a home.

A lighting plan is therefore a handy tool for getting the best out of your home through the right lighting.

Would you like more information about the effect of lighting on the various rooms in your home? Or do you want to know which lighting options can help you create the ideal home? Then contact us quickly. Our lighting specialists are happy to help you further.

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