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.
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.
Understanding the science of light makes it possible to create beautiful spaces quickly, effectively and inexpensively using the right lights in the right places. The FUNdamentals covered here are the spring board for all lighting decisions, ensuring sustainability and quality are the key elements in creating great light at home.
For a start - we can save you from having lighting that does strange things to your home! Whilst it's a pretty hilarious picture - and has been making the rounds on Social Media - I haven't met a client yet who would be excited about coming home to this everyday - or showing off this living room to their parents or young children!
The tide is changing on the Replica market, and that's good news for everyone. Local designers create beautiful lights all the time - and once you know how to find them, you'll discover that unique, locally made design is just as cost effective as the fakes - with the added bonus of a heart felt feel good factor too!
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.
What do you want to SEE in your home? It's an important question, and one worth considering...
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.
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.
Mint Lighting Design's Director, Adele Locke, designed for 12 individual sites, each of which had to be linked to the others both visually and via an incredibly complex programming system that runs a 24/7 show of dynamic lighting across the entire forecourt area. Special shows have been designed for important days in the multicultural calendar: Diwali, Remembrance Day, Christmas, ANZAC Day, Australia Day and Chinese New Year.