Full Lighting Design Services Include:
Preparation of detailed Lighting Plans, Drawings for Integrated Lighting Details, Full Specification of Lighting Products, Load Calculations, Lighting Project Management, Electrical Installation, Light Level Calculations, Lighting Energy Evaluation, Lighting Controls Design and Installation, Custom Lighting Fixture Design, Energy Efficient Lighting Products, Window Shade Controls, Occupancy/Day lighting Sensors
New and Existing Construction, Residential and Commercial
Review and Analysis
The first stage begins with a review and analysis of full architectural plans to determine important architectural features that should be highlighted. Meetings with the client include discussion of preferences and aversions, visual acuities, usage of each space, impressions that are desired, “feelings” that each area is to evoke, exterior lighting requirements, and other issues that may be relevant to the project. Review of colors, finishes and furniture plans ensures appropriate placement of fixtures and light levels. Features of the lighting product are determined by structural details provided on the plans. Architectural details may be coordinated with the architect, interior designer and/or contractor to accommodate integral lighting. When all information is gathered, a customized conceptual plan is prepared for client review, understanding, and approval of the lighting design intent.
Reflected Ceiling Plans & Specifications
Final reflected ceiling plans are then prepared that are tailored to the project’s lighting needs. Architectural and decorative lighting fixtures are specified for harmonious lighting effects. Custom designed control systems provide the client with all desired capabilities. Thorough documentation of all lighting product and control systems is provided for contractor implementation.
During construction, site visits and consulting are required to view existing conditions and to provide needed information for proper implementation of the lighting plan.
The “finale” is one of the most important stages, but is most often overlooked. This “finishing” stage consists of lamp and lens modifications, when all interior elements are in place, for the appropriate enhancement of lighting effects as intended by the lighting design.