Posts made in September, 2017


I’ve mentioned a few times over the past few months the need for a lighting designer to be much more involved with the planning of a space. I’ve received many good comments from architects and developers who feel that lighting is not considered as important as it should be. I don’t know if it’s just being left off the schedule, or whether the electrical engineer and electrician are saying they can do it, but it isn’t being prioritised...

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Many people leave lighting as an afterthought. They’re used to walking into a room, flicking a switch and – voila! – let there be light. There is, of course, very much more to it than that. Primarily, lighting is functional because we all need to see where we are going and what we are doing. You wouldn’t negotiate a flight of stairs or wield a carving knife in complete darkness. We need good quality lighting at home and in the office...

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