How To Light

Aspects to consider when lighting a room:

  1. Generate a climate determined the amount, quality and type of light.
  2. Modulation of the balanced distribution of light to give more vitality to the ambient because our vision moves from one place to another within it.
  3. Arranging light in layers, using more than one source, avoids disproportionate silhouettes.
  4. Lighting up the walls and ceiling voids shadows and achieves a relaxing atmosphere.
  5. The lamps attached to the wall and floor lamps emphasize the architecture.
  6. Use white light in the workplace, kitchen and bathroom and … warmer lighting in the bedroom, living and dining room.
  7. Being able to create a feeling of open space, leaving no spaces in complete shade.
  8. Avoid shadow and glare to the eye by applying appropriate devices.
  9. Illuminate maintaining the possibility of adapting to future needs.

When purchasing lighting objects, you should be able to identify the following information:

  1. Lumens (L) measures the amount of light. Fx. a 60w incandescent light equivalent to 700 L, and is suitable for an area of 3 x 3 m.
  2. Color Rendering Index (CRI) ranging from 0-100 where 100 provides the best color definition.
  3. Kelvin Degrees (K) give us the color temperature of light, being warmer close to 2700 K and colder in 6500 K.

Types of lighting sources

  1. Compact Fluorescent is the most widespread of the energy saving light bulbs and now available in more aesthetically elegant versions. They can not be used with dimmer or intensity regulator unless indicated in the box. They are sensitive to high temperatures. They deteriorate at a higher temperature than 35 º C, needing space to dissipate heat. They are sensitive to excessive ignition and are therefore not recommended for use in hallways and corridors where they will be turned on more than three times a day.
  2. Halogen lights such as Bi-pin or other new models that include them inside, provide clear and bright light. There are available for special sockets (G9) and now also compatible with the common thread (E27 and E14). Can be dimerized for a more appropriate use under different lighting needs.
  3. We currently use LEDs in direct lighting to avoid glare. They have a high Color Rendering Index. It should be borne in mind that they are sensitive to high temperature, and should therefore be used with heat dissipating designs.