Change the room instantly
with light

There is no other greater adjustment that one can make to a room's design that permanently and dramatically changes the look and feel rather than light.

A client could paint every wall and add as many furnishings as they wish, but only lighting has the power to invoke a real-life emotion. (Think.. mood lighting.)

Feng-shui rules heavily lean towards the strict & proper usage of lighting to create harmony and balance in moods within the home.

Designs of hotels and spas depend on the feelings that lighting will give to their guests to make them happy and comfortable.  


Bars and restaurants depend on a sexier, more colorful lighting solution to keep patrons in a good mood, dancing and spending money.  In contrast, office spaces use harsh white lighting that is borderline offensive to most people, because it keeps employees uncomfortably alert and awake, preventing relaxation
in the work place.


If a space has been designed from head-to-toe, but something still feels missing, it could easily be the absence of proper lighting.

 

Lighting quite literally, 
has the power.... to change a space


Understanding which lighting
scenarios are best for your home.

There are endless options when it comes to light.

From white to warm yellow, to various wattage amounts, to LED lights that can be adjusted to 800 million different shades at the push of a button (yes you read correctly), to fixtures that are implanted into the ceilings and shelving and on walls or on tables, to floor lamps or artistic light installations, to illumination that shoots rays of light either down or up (hence, down-lighting + up-lighting, see below) by use of tracks or spotlights, lighting can understandably get confusing.

Read below to learn about a few popular types of home lighting in miami used today.


Types of lighting

Although there are many more types of lighting concepts than discussed below, here are some
common ones that you may have seen before.

 

COVE LIGHTING

Cove lighting is where the ceiling is lowered/altered or a shell is placed under the current ceiling to create ambient light along the top of the room.

 

UP LIGHTING

Up-lighting is simply where spotlights are placed to shoot light in an upward direction.  Up-lighting is commonly used in event spaces, hallways and against the exteriors of homes.

 

RECESSED LIGHTING

Recessed lighting are lights that are placed inside a surface.  That surface could range from shelving in a media center, under kitchen cabinets to the inside ceiling.  Recessed lighting is typically a very easy and affordable way to add accent lighting.

 

WALL SCONCES

Wall sconces are lights that are placed inside the walls or on a wall surface to make a light that is parallel with the wall itself.  Until recently, to create a wall sconce light, an electrician would have had to create a new input for the light into the wall.  Now, you can secure wall sconces to walls and hide the wires by various means, without making costly or permanent structural changes.

 

PENDANT LIGHTING

Pendant lights are clusters of lights that drop down from the ceiling in a organized or sporadic moving pattern.  




DOWN LIGHTING

Down-lighting is used to accent the wall or walls contents beneath it.  Common usages include highlighting menu boards's at cafes behind a register for easier viewing, illuminating art or photos or to accent a bed or seating area.

 

CHANDELIER LIGHTS

Not all chandelier lighting options are as dramatic as we may think.  The term 'chandelier' simply means one lighting installation, as opposed to multiple (pendant lighting).  Chandeliers can range from glamorous and detailed to sleek and modern.

 

TRACK LIGHTING

  Track lights are lights on a fixture that can easily replace a current lighting option in the ceiling that you may already have.  They are a great way to easily transform florescent lighting in kitchens or in bathrooms.  Track lighting is typically adjustable to showcase areas such as spotlighting artwork in a gallery.