Posts tagged Save Energy
the DIFFERENCE between WARM and COOL Light...

Getting your head around what colour means in light can be tricky.  It's even more confusing with LED lighting than any previous technologies because the choices now are so diverse!  Unfortunately, even though there is a lot of good information available, it can be difficult to work out who's telling the right story.  Sadly, there are still some people who are experts in their field making blanket comments about the quality of light from energy efficient LED based on poor colour selection that can be very off putting when you're trying to figure out what the right light is for you.

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Stars in our eyes...

At the other end of the spectrum we find these magnificent light art installations, sometimes created for a special event, and in some commercial projects, fibreoptics are used to create amazing, dramatic interactive experiences for people.

Share your opinion below - and if you're not sure what you think...read on and let's explore it together.

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Lighting Timber Ceilings

The most obvious solution to lighting a timber ceiling is to use uplight - you've invested time, money and passion into that design - show it off!! The warm light, and ambient brightness will improve your mood at home, and creates a dramatic effect.

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MINT's World Leading Residential Lighting Specialist @ Guangzhou Light Fair 2017

MINT lighting designer Adele went to Guangzhou, CHINA for the Messe Frankfurt Light Fair earlier this month and shared her knowlege with over 100 Chinese designers and manufacturers everything she's learnt about creating the right emotional atmosphere in homes with light. 

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5 Lighting Trends for 2017

Decorative Lighting trends come and go - at the moment I'm reliably informed that natural materials - stone, marble and rare metals are appearing in catalogues everywhere.

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Modern Minimalism in Middle Park

This home is traditional terraced Middle Park in the front and sleek expansive modern style in the next extension out the back.  It is a family home that provides wide open spaces for the family to come together, and cosy rooms with high ceilings in the bedrooms.  Function and space maximisation were vital elements of the building design, completed by Todd Pearce of TCP & Co, which we then enhanced with carefully structured "invisible" light.

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The Future of Light

The next stage will be the data captured and stored by our lighting - registering our patterns and using that information to intuit our needs.  We've seen it in movies - and it will become part of our reality.

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How to Choose the Right Light - PART 1 SIMPLIFICATION

We think and talk, long and hard about light, and lighting design, to find the core elements that matter, and make them accessible.  From our design process to the language we use, it is all considered for maximum simplicity and to make the wildly technical topic of light and lighting something that everyone can enjoy and discuss.

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Lighting Design for a Sustainable Passive-Solar Home

This project is a great example of technical ingenuity and understanding of light in collaboration with talented interior design creating a beautiful, homely and ecologically sound home.  Which just goes to prove – the right team can build the perfect results in any environment.

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Reducing Energy Costs with Professional Lighting Design

Home Owners Andrew and Brigid were looking to update their LED Downlights to make the most of the energy savings this new technology offers, but after much research discovered that although there are many options in the market for LED downlights, none of those options provided them with the advice and design potential they wanted to re-invigorate their ground floor apartment. 

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Your Musical Instruments 'Up in Lights'

We've been chasing inspiration this week for a musical client, and we've found the most amazing array of unique, musically inspired lighting - which just goes to show - anything you imagine can be created and improved upon with light!

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Home Renovation - saves $2,520, gains LIGHT!

A client looking to upgrade their halogen downlights to LED engaged Mint Lighting Design, and through a re-location of the lights to suit how the home is used, saved $2,500 in light fittings alone!

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