We spend so much time in offices and classrooms in the daytime, and LED downlight in these spaces are designed by others, so today let’s talk about some we-can-design LED downlights for residential functions, like in kitchens, dining rooms, living rooms and so on.
Sage Russell, a designer at Lumia Light Studio in San Diego, said that many successful lighting designs are, indeed, based on ceiling-mounted downlights as they are certainly a versatile way to deliver pieces of architectural light. As we all know that, LED downlights emit VERTICAL lighting, which creates to have a clear impression of brightness as soon as you come into the house. Downlights, providing a room a soft glow, are aimed to put light onto vertical surfaces of a space, rather than just straight down.
See? Above two pictures there’re two LED downlights. The lights spread a certain way to increase people’s perception of brightness in a room. With a vertical way, the lights can visiually expand the range of a space and display the architectural boundaries distinctly.
Now let’s take living rooms for example. If you install a generic layout of your downlights, like six lights in a living room, they make a flat quality in your area, which means your seating and dining areas both can be bright, but not so bright.
If you want to perceive enough brightness, the light will focus on an object, a table or a sofa for instance, so those LED downlights create visual interest, a contrast between central brightness and boundary darkness and a romantic mood. If so lights will be installed closer and used less.