Safety and Security
Effective Architectural Landscape Lighting (ALL) which also means the inclusion of incorporating architectural elements including the home, Yard art, water features, cabanas and any other building. If done right by the lighting designer the lighting composition will create a strong emotional reaction from the client and client family.
Most clients at the beginning of the concept of lighting are focused on safety and security to the property, which means light fixtures usually positioned on the driveway and sidewalks. This causes an airport runway look. Usually with glare and hot spots. It's unfortunate that 99% of contractors that install lighting do this type of lighting . Think about how a contractor sells fixtures, when we sell lighting designs. Proper designs are the road map to where the fixtures go. All the problems on a project are the direct results of bad decisions at the beginning of the project.If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there. The real trick to proper safety and security lighting is letting the Lighting Composition provide safety and security lighting be a benefit of the overall lighting design.
There is a structured process that needs to be followed in the design and structure of the Lighting Portrait.
- Useability of space Find your viewpoints.
- Establish visual objectives.
- Understanding of needs and lacking Lighting effect and techniques
- Fixture placement
- Maintenance concerns
- Future considerations