The type and choice of lighting available on the market today has come a long way from what it was 10 years ago. Lighting designers are now designing lighting plans not just based on design but also on practicality and convenience as the end consumer is becoming more demanding.
According to the International Association of Lighting Designers, designers are making sure that it
Meets the needs of the people who use the space, 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 and strengthens and enhances any space through creative, yet functional, lighting plans.
It is one of the leading lighting trends of 2015. According to Big Market Research, report on ‘LED Lighting: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2015 to 2020’,
Next generation lighting achieves a complete replacement of incandescent filament bulbs with LED lighting that is more energy efficient, lasts longer and has a significantly lower cost of operation.
With energy costs on the rise every year, the demand for LED lighting is increasing even though the upfront costs for LED is higher compared to other lighting products.
Spotlights make a great feature in areas where you would not normally have light especially in the corner areas of rooms. The use of spotlights with a dimmer switch is a fantastic addition to any room which can instantly change the lighting from dramatic to cosy.
The use of spotlights is a growing trend that we are beginning to see in many houses, the most common being the bathroom and kitchen areas. The demand for spotlights will continue to increase as consumers are opting for more contemporary living spaces and designs.
Lamps are a great source of extra lighting and bring a decorative touch to a living space. They are versatile and come in many shapes, forms and sizes. Any interior designer will suggest the use of lamps to achieve different levels of lighting. The use of lamps by end consumers is on the rise than ever before.
According to Nina Campbell, Interior Designer,
A living room is likely to have different seating areas and each chair needs to have its own lighting which can be lit effectively with lamps. The problem with relying predominantly on table and floor lamps in a lighting scheme is that 90 per cent of lamps need lampshades, so you have to think about how many sorts of shades a room can support. Lampshades are like the shoes and handbags of the home, the right shoes can make an outfit.
The practicality of pendant lights has made it a hot item as we witness an upward surge for the demand of the lights this year.
Pendant lights are flexible and are ideal for general, task, mood and decorative lighting. The suitability of using these lights in any kind of setting to create the ambience desired is the main contribution for its popularity.
- Mini- Pendant lights: They can change and redefine the mood of a space for their ability to create a new focal point in any room.
- Multi Light Pendants: Creates a dramatic and eye catching effect and are adaptable to any kind of surrounding.
- Down Light Pendants: Ideal for task illumination as the light solely focuses on the job at hand.
- Up Light Pendants: Best for general illumination and makes any space feels bigger.
- Drum Pendants: Ideal for any type of interior décor.