Here at Walker Electrical we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. From schools and residential settings, to hotels, retail and industrial settings, we provide a range of high quality electrical solutions. As a result, we have produced this guide to the important aspects of lighting design for windowless rooms.
What are the important considerations for lighting design for windowless rooms?
There are a number of important considerations to take into account when designing and installing lighting for rooms that have no windows. These include:
- The brightness of the light- studies have proved that our sleep and wake cycle is effected by bright and natural light. While natural light will always be preferred, for rooms with no windows bright artificial lighting can have a similar impact. However, the brightness of the lighting you plan to install should be determined by the purpose of the room. If this room will be used all day, and is a small work space, for office work etc, using lighting that is too right can have a detrimental impact over time. This is because eye strain and migraines can be caused when working under very bright light. As a result, you will need to consider the brightness level very carefully.
- Combing lighting types- it can be an effective choice to combine lighting types in a room with no windows. This can provide the best all round lighting. Task lighting can be beneficial providing additional light in work spaces, and ambient lighting can be used when the lighting level needs to be lowered for eye comfort.
- Lighting control- installing a dimmer switch, or smart lighting, for a room with no windows can be a very effective option. This will allow the space to be brightly lit at certain points, for super charging your morning for example, while the lighting can also be reduced when used in conjunction with other lighting types, including task lighting or ambient lighting.
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