At Exclusive Electric Service Inc., we have extensive experience in the electrical industry, and we have worked on a wide range of residential and commercial projects over the years. For example, our team has helped home and business owners like you design new and improved lighting schemes for their properties. In this article, we’ll go over some common mistakes people make when designing lighting for a space to help you avoid making the same errors.
- Putting Form Over Function – One mistake people tend to make when it comes to lighting design is prioritizing looks over functionality. While it’s natural to be drawn to beautiful light fixtures, don’t forget their primary purpose is to illuminate the space, and choose accordingly. Our team can help you design lighting schemes that include plenty of functional lighting as well as eye-catching fixtures.
- Not Considering Shadows – Another mistake we often see in lighting design is failing to consider where the shadows in a space will fall. When we place lights, we think about the shadows each light will cast and where they will land to make sure they don’t cause problems. For example, we’ll make sure the lighting in your bathroom doesn’t throw shadows on your face when you stand at the mirror—that way, you’ll be able to see clearly for things like shaving and putting on makeup.
- Neglecting Task Lighting – A third mistake people often make in lighting design is not including enough task lighting in functional spaces. As the name suggests, the purpose of task lighting is to illuminate areas where you do certain tasks—the light over a kitchen stove is a task light, as is a desk lamp. Make sure you have plenty of task lights so you can complete your tasks with ease.