What should you need to have effective lighting design for your house?

When it comes to indoor or outdoor lighting, people usually think of a light source in general. Beside that, there are a number of other factors that affect the creation of effective lighting effects that architects rarely share with you. Let’s look at the elements for effective Lumi house lighting design.

Effective lighting design for the gathering space

Natural light

In addition to providing a light source for the house, natural light is closely related to human health and home aesthetics.

  • For health: sunlight has the ability to affect people’s emotions and moods; At the same time, it also has a positive effect on the production of the hormone melatonin, which helps regulate sleep and our body’s circadian rhythm.
  • For aesthetics: natural light with changes in colour temperature and projection angle will create unique aesthetic effects that appear only once a day. From there, bring exciting and new experiences for homeowners.
The design makes the most of natural light into the living space

Because of the positive effects of natural light, lighting manufacturers are constantly researching, developing and creating light sources that provide the most sunlight-like light. Thereby ensuring the eye health, body health, aesthetic and emotional factors of the space. Lumi’s smart lighting solution is a testament to human-centric lighting design. With this smart lighting system, the light in the house will have a flexible colour temperature change and correspond to the colour temperature of sunlight during the rise and fall every day.

Classification of space, purpose of lighting

Each living space has its own tasks and functions to serve human life. Therefore, to ensure effective home lighting design, when embarking on lighting design for each room, it is necessary to consider the purpose of lighting for what? From there, choose to use the right type of lighting, light source, to bring the desired lighting effect.

Classification of space and lighting’ s function

For example, a kitchen with a cooking function will need to prioritise using functional lighting to help people have the best cooking experience. Meanwhile, the living room is a place for the whole family to gather, entertain, and even relax. With so many functions in such a space, it will be necessary to carefully calculate the right combination of lights to satisfy different needs in each situation.

Light intensity and angle

Lighting not only affects living but also affects the emotions and aesthetics of the house. Therefore, when designing lighting, designers need to calculate to ensure adequate lighting intensity (illumination); the right projection angle to highlight an object or area in the overall space without affecting the viewer’s eye.

Notice the intensity and angle of light when designing home lighting

Specifically, the recommended light illuminance for the living room is 400 lux, the bedroom needs an illuminance lower than 150 lux, while the kitchen needs 600 lux,… and restricts the light source directly to the eyes of the viewer, causing a blinding sensation. Instead, use many indirect light sources to bring the most comfortable feeling to the eyes.

Refer to the standard illuminance table for indoor living spaces:

Space Illuminance (lux) Purpose
Livingroom 400 As a place where many activities take place, but there is no work that requires meticulousness and accuracy, so the illumination for the living room does not need to be too high. Just make sure there are different lighting purposes here such as receiving guests, watching movies, having fun
Bedroom 150 As a resting place, it needs soft light to create a feeling of relaxation. So the illuminance in the bedroom does not need to be too high
Kitchen 600 Bring enough light to serve food processing and cooking activities
Working room 700 Classrooms and offices are areas that require the most suitable illuminance so as not to cause harm to eyes and spirits. The illuminance here ranges from 700 lux – 750 lux
Stair 100 This area does not have many complicated activities, so it only needs enough light to see objects and convenient moving
Bathroom 400 The bathroom does not have many activities but needs a light source with good illumination to ensure safety when moving and living


Choose the suitable light source

Choosing the right light source is the final and essential step in the lighting design process. Each type of light will have its own specifications and serve different lighting purposes. Therefore, if you choose and install the wrong light source, it will affect the aesthetic quality and not describe the required atmosphere of each space.

Choose the right light source for effective lighting

For example, if we want to highlight a picture in the living room, lighting and interior designers often choose accent lighting with a direct light source and a small projection angle such as a mini recessed cabinet spotlight 7W15D, direction adjustment. Or when we need to highlight the plants in the garden, we need to use a waterproof illuminating tree light 5W with a beam angle of 30° and a CRI>90 color rendering index to attract people’s attention when walking through the garden. Of course, depending on the size of each object used to decorate the space, the lights can be changed to create the best visual effect.

Above are the 4 main factors that lighting designers and architects pay special attention to to design effective home lighting. In particular, no factor is more important than another, all need to be calculated and harmoniously coordinated to achieve the highest lighting purpose in terms of aesthetics for living space and still create a sense of relaxation, comfortable for people living in it.

Hopefully, the above sharing of Lumi Lighting will help customers get useful information and apply it effectively to the house. If you need advice on lighting installation and lighting design for your home, do not hesitate to contact the hotline (+84) 904 665 965 for the fastest support.

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