has a great impact on a design because it influences
the appearance, tone and impression of every
single object or space in a design. It can create
or destroy the overall ambiance of a sophisticated
Very often lighting comes
as an afterthought yet people are more than
willing to spend extravagantly on the interior
finishes to only throw it all away in the end
with poor and inappropriate lighting which kills
the total ambiance of the design.
Lighting needs to be considered
at the beginning of the design process so that
correct lighting is used to bring out what is
planned for in the design in such a way that
the interior finishes and décor is correctly
lighted for both ambiance, accent and task.
New technologies have emerged
in both lamps and luminaire giving interior
designers and lighting consultants a tremendous
variety of choices for lighting design.
Fluorescent lighting has
gone through a tremendous shift and with energy
considerations it is now a must in lighting