Why does Custom Lighting matter?
There’s a lot you need to consider when designing the lighting for a hospitality business. It needs to create an atmosphere that fits with the theme of your business while providing a healthy balance between natural and artificial lighting.
Too Bright is not Nice
You first need to identify the purpose of the lighting first before you design the lighting system. This will ensure that both the illumination and the style fit with what it was intended to do. It will help your guests and customers to feel comfortable in your venue, which will entice them to come back.
Different Lighting Styles
For specific lighting tasks like a casino table, the illumination needs to be adequate and the glare needs to be minimized. This is to make sure that the table is well-lit but not so bright as to distract the player from the high stake game.
For a restaurant, you need to make sure that the lighting is just enough that the customers can read the menus and see the food. This doesn’t mean that you should just make the light as bright as possible. Too much light can ruin the atmosphere of the entire venue, not to mention that the customers can be extremely annoyed with the glare from their silverware.
If you want to create a romantic outdoor ambiance, for example, instead of using an overhead light, you can get enough lighting from a candle or a small table lamp. If you need more light, you can add more lighting in the general area with no customers to keep the atmosphere coherent. For an event where people need to be moving around in a room, like a gathering or a ball, for instance, the lighting needs to be flexible to emphasize the events that are taking place in the room with the main chandelier as the primary source of light.
For a performance hall, on the other hand, the lighting needs to be mobile and it should offer a plethora of different options to fit with the performance. The light should move with the performance to single out a solo performer or emphasize the cohesion of the movements of the entire show.
As you can see there more to lighting design than randomly placing lamps and bulbs everywhere. The key is that the lighting needs to not stand out, instead, it should emphasize the appealing elements of the venue discreetly. If you notice the lighting, it usually means that there’s something wrong with it.
Custom Lighting Design
If you can’t find the specific type of lighting you’re looking for, you might need to work with a professional lighting design to push your hospitality business to the next level. They can offer you educated advice on how to make the most out of the venue and bring the design elements together in a natural way. Get in touch with PTY Custom Lighting today! We’d love to help.