Terms of interior design: direct and indirect lighting
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For the most part, creativity and suitable examples suffice. That's why we fill our website with it.
However, at some points, it helps if we are more knowledgeable in the relevant terms.
For this reason, we have decided to discuss these in between. As always, we do it in the most understandable way possible. Today it is about the concepts of direct and indirect lighting.
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Direct lighting is emitted from one source and is not mirrored by any other surface. This term exists both in interior design and in nature. In the second case, it means that the light came directly from heaven to us. No mirror surfaces changed direction.
In interior design, the term usually refers to the pendant lights on the ceiling, which align their light down.
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The main advantages of direct lighting are the following:
- She is very effective;
- It is ideal for lighting zones and specific areas in the room;
- One clearly recognizes the features of three-dimensional objects;
- One can create a very attractive ambience in connection with attractive light-shadow patterns.
The disadvantages of direct lighting are above all these:
- It alone can not adequately brighten the ambience.
- At a bad angle, it can blind the view on screens.
- It does not show objects and people in their best light.
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The indirect lighting comes about through the mirror effects. So it is both in nature, as well as in interior design. The mirror surfaces are walls, furniture, floor, windows, etc.
These are the main advantages of indirect lighting at a glance:
- It provides a gentle, non-disturbing ambience, which is ideal for concentrated work.
- Reflecting on the screen is much easier to control.
- In many people's gathering, the indirect light makes for a better appearance of the faces.
- It can be installed on ceilings without damage (this is especially important for historical buildings).
The disadvantages of indirect light are:
- If the ceiling is lighter than the other surfaces, it can be annoying.
- The details of three-dimensional objects are difficult to recognize.
- Boring appearance due to a too small contrast.
- Not very energy efficient.
The interaction between direct and indirect lighting
Everyone should have this at home, designers believe. It means that we have installed lights of both types. The same objects could simultaneously secure direct and indirect light.
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- You can achieve a good light balance.
- Switching between the two light sources ensures energy efficiency.
- You can choose the right option depending on the situation.
- Relatively expensive installation and high maintenance costs.
- Users need more detailed instructions on how to handle it properly.
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To the lighting design
Let's conclude with a few words on the lighting design. That's the art and ability to brighten an ambience. Lighting design is divided into two main areas: for daylight and electric light.
Daylight design deals with the integration of daylight into space. It is looking for ways to spread this as well as possible in the built interior. It does not affect all areas of construction. Daylight design is relevant to both building design and interior design.
Generally speaking, this term refers to the ability to illuminate interiors and exteriors of buildings with artificial light.
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Perfect balance between indirect and direct lighting
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