Lighting is an essential factor in the internal and external environments of an architectural project. One must know how to insert the illumination in each of them according to the style and the sensation to be passed, besides adjusting to the own need of luminosity there.
In this way, the lighting must play a role, creating atmospheres that show details of the decoration and the architecture of the project. One of the ways to illuminate an environment that is gaining space and being increasingly recognized is indirect lighting.
Read on to learn more and check out some tips. You can still find several inspirational images in the gallery above.
Indirect lighting does not have a focused spotlight. Thus, it illuminates the environment as a whole, functioning as an ambient light.
Its light strikes the surface and is then reflected to illuminate other corners of the room evenly. To optimize your reflection, it is recommended that these reflective surfaces be light-colored.
Indirect lighting can create a warm and less invasive effect on the environment, and does not increase its temperature.
It is a less obvious way of decorating a room or facade, since it can be used and positioned in different ways.
Its main advantage is to illuminate in a soft and diffused, yet uniform, resulting in a visual comfort.
Avoid using indirect lighting so that the environment is dark. If you need more points of light, refer to sources of direct lighting.
And The Direct Lighting?
Direct lighting is recommended when more focused lighting is needed, giving prominence to some point of the decoration and not only being part of it, as the indirect does.
It is generally recommended in offices and study rooms, as these need light directed to specific points and reinforcement for activities that need concentration. Here at Incredibleflashlight.com you can get more models of the lighting fashion.
A good idea for a project is to reconcile the two types of lighting, without leaving the environment charged and avoiding the use of the indirect only to leave the place dark.
The use of direct-indirect lighting, for example, combines both types of light and produces a uniform horizontal effect.The wall and ceiling work as reflection surfaces and results in a sense of amplitude of the environment.
How To Use
Indirect lighting should be positioned on plaster ceilings in the ceiling, in the ceiling, in detail on the floor or with the use of matte filter fixtures.
A lot of indirect lighting is turned upside down in order not to create shadows of light and dazzle in the environment and illuminate it evenly.
The lighting products used to fulfill this function are spots and washers.
In lighting to highlight details or specific points on the wall, dichroic and halogen lamps are indicated.
Indirect Lighting With LED
This type of lighting is applicable in all environments and in forms of the most varied possible.
The LED strip has advantages such as being sustainable, long lasting, energy saving and easy to install. And it still unites functionality to the decoration and aesthetics of the environments.
Found in several colors, the most used for indirect lighting is the tape that simulates white or yellow fluorescent lamps.
In kitchens LED tape is widely used in bench lighting when installed under the overhead cabinet or even in countertops in American kitchens.
One of the most used forms of LED indirect lighting is in bathrooms. Many illuminate their countertops and walls of the sink + mirror, locating themselves mainly behind the latter.
In rooms and living rooms the use of LEDs happens in plaster moldings to lightly illuminate curtains in order to join these in the decoration. Another use is in bed headboards with the lighting directed to the wall.
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