How to Create High-Quality Interior Renovation Using Lighting in 2023
Lighting plays the role of a magician in both residential and commercial interior renovation. It can give spaces a fresh feel, create entirely different atmospheres, and even alter consumers' perceptions of things. In this discussion, we will combine practical projects from JY Construction to explore the application of lighting design in interior renovation, including considerations of color temperature, focus, and shadow.
Color Temperature in Interior Renovation
To understand the role of color temperature, let's start with clarification of its different types. For instance, warm light (3000K) is mainly used in bedrooms and living rooms to create a warm and comforting atmosphere. Neutral white light (4000K) is suitable for areas like kitchens and offices due to its soft and pleasant illumination. Cool white light or natural light (5000K) is used in public spaces like offices, conference rooms, classrooms, galleries, showrooms, and construction sites to enhance attention or showcase object colors. Imagine walking into a cozy home adorned with soft warm light that creates a tranquil and comfortable ambiance, or entering a restaurant with neutral white light that accentuates a modern vibe. Choosing the right color temperature in both residential and commercial interior renovation can effectively convey specific emotions and atmospheres.（online source）
In a residential renovation project in King City, Toronto, JY Construction used high-quality embedded light strips and downlights to maximize visual space, creating a refined and textured visual effect. The use of 4000K neutral white light fosters a soft and comfortable ambiance, catering to practical applications while avoiding excessive lighting. Another project by JY Construction is the interior renovation of a Toronto hot pot restaurant—Haidilao Hot Pot. With warm and neutral white light combined, the restaurant exudes a fashionable and fresh dining experience for customers. These examples not only highlight the importance of color temperature in interior renovation but also showcase how lighting design can influence people's perception and emotions.
Enhancing Store Appearance with Focus and Shadows
Focus and Shadow are the essence of lighting design. Focusing light can highlight specific areas or products, making them more eye-catching, while the use of shadows enhances object texture and depth. To fully utilize focus and shadow, it's essential to understand how the human eye perceives light. The eye's pupil adjusts its lumens intake based on external brightness. Lumens are the standard unit (SI unit) to measure light output (total light). For instance, under sunlight outdoors, you perceive a spotlight as less bright because it has 750 lumens compared to sunlight's 100,000 lumens. Our vision adapts to sunlight, thus dimming the perceived brightness of the spotlight. Understanding this principle, the roles of shadows in lighting design become crucial. In the commercial renovation of Windsor Real Fruit, careful adjustment of lighting design on walls and counters prevents overpowering. If the counter light is too bright, the eyes' pupil constricts, causing the walls to appear dim. Another case is the adjustment of focus in Aurora Real Fruit's store renovation. By aligning lights to face the walls and decorations, brightness is balanced, upgrading the visual appeal of walls, tables, and decor.
The required lumens for lighting design depend on area and purpose. For instance, a 400-square-foot conference room typically needs around 30,000 lumens. If using 2x4 light panels with 5,000 lumens, you would require six panels for sufficient brightness, or 40 spotlight fixtures with 750 lumens each. Bedrooms usually require lower lumens. For a 100-square-foot bedroom with 10 foot-candles, 1,000-2,000 lumens are sufficient. Available options include a regular ceiling light, two spotlights, or a fixture with two bulbs. Similarly, LED light strips can be paired and designed according to required lumens.Tailoring solutions to different needs, JY Construction provides clients with the most reasonable and fitting design solutions. Through the magic of lighting, stores become warm service providers rather than cold commercial spaces, and residences turn into cozy emotional havens rather than a dull accommodation. By cleverly utilizing different color temperatures, focus, shadows, and appropriate brightness, we can create captivating storefronts and home interior designs. With a decade of industry-leading experience, JY Construction offers professional and sincere services to collaboratively craft uniquely charming interior renovation designs.