FAQ - Lighting Design Services
What does an architectural lighting designer bring to my project?
An architectural lighting designer's job is to integrate the lighting into the architecture and gardens by selecting lighting fixtures that create a well lit environment, enhance the architecture, comply with codes, and bring the project in on time and on budget.
When to hire the lighting designer?
From the beginning of your project, the lighting designer will integrate the lighting as part of the architecture, to avoid rushed or costly decisions at the end of the project.
What are the benefits?
A lighting designer will use light and shadow to enhance the architecture; predicting lighting effects results in beautifully lit spaces, avoid costly mistakes, reduce energy consumption, comply with prevailing codes, and finish your project on time and on budget.
Lighting poster, created for Architectural Board of Review approval, shows outdoor lighting for Chapala Lofts mixed-use project, by Trish Odenthal Lighting Designer.
What will I receive?
Lighting designers create lighting plans keyed to fixture lists that include light fixtures, sources, and controls. These documents assist architects and contractors with code compliance, permitting, and soliciting bids. Additional services include renderings and posters to illustrate Lighting Design for Architectural Board of Review (ABR), Historic Landmarks Committee (HLC), Design Review Board (DRB), Board of Directors.
Do you need to see my project at night?
Your lighting designer will visualize your space day and night, with lights on or off, using experience and training. Construction documents are completed before building and installation.
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We do not sell nor install lighting equipment. For a list of design professionals with whom we have successfully worked in the past visit http://tolighting.com/contact/links.php.
Light + Health - Circadian & Dark Sky Lighting Education Website by Trish Odenthal
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