The art of lighting

“The secret to life is to put yourself in the right lighting. For some, it’s a Broadway spotlight; for others, a lamplit desk. Use your natural powers — of persistence, concentration, and insight — to do work you love and work that matters. Solve problems. make art, think deeply.”  – Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

“The craft of lighting a dining room is part theatre and part magic show”  – Brendan McNully, Illuminating Ideas

Why is the craft of lighting a room so important? Lighting can impact our mood, social interaction and experience of spaces. Light intensity and color spectra have an effect on healing and the overall sense of personal well-being. Different kinds of light we are exposed to can stimulate our senses and affect our feelings in various different ways. A brightly lit room and exposure to short wavelength, high energy blue light during the day can make us more alert or excited by providing extra energy. A dimly lit room can create soothing, relaxed and comfortable feelings.You must be logged in to view this content.

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