Lightcom - Design : Services

Lightcom can provide a lighting design which establishes the tone or defines the mood in any space. Be it a restaurant, private villa or commercial office, we provide complete drawings and documentation to interior designer's approval and all documentation for contract tenders.

What does a lighting designer bring to the project?
The International Association of Lighting Designers suggests that a professional lighting designer:
  • Strengthens and enhances any space through creative, yet functional, lighting plans.
  • Selects cost-effective and energy-efficient products most appropriate for the project.
  • Creates an innovative lighting solution that achieves the perfect balance of function and aesthetics.
  • Solves the unique lighting challenges of a wide range of interior and exterior environments.
  • Meets the needs of the people who use the space.

What to look for in a lighting designer?
The qualities and attributes of a professional lighting designer should include:

  • Skill in design including creativity, aesthetics, integration with the architecture and the appropriate application of technologies.
  • Knowledge in critical areas including lamp technologies, luminaries, control systems, standards and lighting calculations.
  • Experience on a wide range of projects.
  • High quality specification and design documentation.
  • The determination to specify the best lighting solution, independent of any commercial affiliations.
  • The ability to communicate with other members of the design team.
  • Enthusiasm for the field of lighting and the success of the project.

What services does a lighting designer provide?
The typical services provided by a lighting designer include:

  • Concept and detailed lighting design.
  • Lighting layouts and documentation.
  • Detailed lamp and luminaire specifications.
  • Lighting calculations.
  • Control system specifications.
  • Day lighting advice and calculations.
  • Lighting visualizations.
  • Lighting audits and reports.

What step are involved in the lighting design process?
A successful lighting design process should include the following steps:

  • Performance of a detailed analysis of the project, including the identification of user requirements and the visual hierarchies of the space.
  • Determination of the quality and quantity of light required.
  • Identification of the surfaces to be lit.
  • Selection of the most appropriate lighting locations.
  • Integration and coordination of the lighting with the architecture.
  • Identification of suitable lamp technologies.
  • Research and selection of appropriate luminaries.
  • Specification of a suitable control system.
  • Production of detailed design and specification documentation.
  • Coordination during the construction phase.
  • Ensuring that the scheme is properly installed, programmed and focused.