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18.03.2020

Tips for designing the lighting of a detached house

Are you planning to build a new house or are you interested in renewing the lighting in the old house?

The lighting design of a detached house is much more free than that of an apartment building, which must take into account the plans for the entire property. Especially in the lighting of a new house almost anything is possible when the plans are made early enough. The designer of the lighting of a detached house faces a clean canvas, and lighting can be designed exactly as the people of the house want it to be.

It’s good to design the lighting in a detached house on time

Lighting affects the atmosphere of the space perhaps more than any other single element. That’s why it’s good to invest in lighting design at an early stage before building a house. In the best case, the lighting plan is ready before construction begins.

Once the architecture of the house is known, an interior design should be made. It shows the placement of furniture, the use of the premises and the tones of surfaces and materials. The plan provides a good basis for lighting design.

A ready-made lighting plan is a big help for an electrical designer. He can see directly the location of the luminaires, the necessary wiring and the location of any power supplies.

The most common mistake in the lighting of a detached house is that the design and procurement start too late when the construction project has been running for a while. During the construction, different constraints have been created and it is not possible to implement all the wishes for lighting.

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Illumination of the old detached house

When replacing the lighting of an old detached house, you must first examine the electrifications and wiring that already exist in the space. Different wireless solutions help you implement lighting in old objects.  Of course, the power input for each luminaire is always needed.

If the change requires new inputs or lighting points, it is necessary to determine the amount of work they require. How much are we prepared to dismantle surfaces and structures for new electric strokes, or will electric wiring, for example, be partially accepted as surface strokes?

Pay attention to the quality of the luminaires

In addition to careful design, it is good to invest in the quality of lighting and light sources in the lighting of a private house. Often the design ignores colour rendering, which measures the light’s ability to reproduce colours correctly. The quality of colour rendering can be easily checked as it is indicated by Ra or Cri. The value is good when it is over 90.

At the moment, indirect lighting, highlighting of different surfaces with lights and colour temperature control are currently popular. Of course, you should always follow your own vision and wishes in lighting design, as well as in interior design in any case.

If you’re new to making a lighting plan and you’re not sure about the lighting that best suits your home, you should always ask for help. At Cariitti, we are happy to help our customers in selecting luminaires and creating a lighting plan.

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