The Art of Lighting

Human perception, architecture & Light

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Grand Designs

Grand Designs

Lighting has so many new choices why would you choose rows of downlights or even be restricted by a range of fittings in a catalogue? The NEW “Custom Build” range of LED lighting by Secret Lighting offers you light that is every time unique to you and your home...

“Tutti Frutti”

“Tutti Frutti”

The New Way to Design Lighting If you have read any other article on “how to design lighting” you will have heard “layers” at least three layers made of ambient, then task or accents, then decorative, now Forget Everything. Let’s...

Further Reading

Leave the lights on in empty rooms

Leave the lights on in empty rooms

When I design the lighting in a home it sounds “counter intuitive” to leave lights on in unoccupied rooms, especially when automation and control is so accessible and energy is an important topic. “Vista”, the one simple reason. Planning the lighting is not just about...

We are born to prefer “wet savanna”.

We are born to prefer “wet savanna”.

As we walked on two legs we developed a preference for a “Wet Savanna” environment… is this still an influence to the landscapes we want to create on our parks, gardens and even the lit street environment as we seek to “de clutter” the Urban environment and look for...

The Hierarchy of Perception

The Hierarchy of Perception

One of my favourite chapters I wrote for ERCO (ummm almost 20 years ago now) when we set up their version of a learning Academy was explaining how the human eye works in connection to the brain and orders the things we see. Thus knowing what the eye is drawn to first,...

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