LED Architectural Lighting

While the phrase “architectural lighting” seems to be finite, it can be applied to any type of lighting
configuration that is being used in a building or architectural project; this includes the use of
LED rope lighting. With this in mind, architectural lighting isn’t as simple as it sounds - it’s not just
about throwing some lights around empty spaces for the sake of some possibly unnecessary

Department stores, schools, industrial centres, building and facilities all have specific intended
functions. These specific functions can either be supported or undermined by the chosen lighting
installations. Choosing the correct lighting fixtures is not just about the basic look and feel; the
selection of the appropriate lighting includes the consideration of many different real-world factors
which include; energy consumption, rebates, the warmth of light, lumens and the overall impact of
the electrical load. 

Many lighting projects will look as though they require the same needs, this isn’t always the case.
Sprawling office spaces will not require the same lighting configuration as a cavernous warehouse;
the operational variables like energy rebates and supplier expenses make them completely different
projects. By working with an expert LED lighting company, you’ll receive recommendations from
people who specialise in architectural lighting solutions. 

Create a Mood and Cut Down Costs with LED Lighting
Before the LED lighting movement really took off, creating a specific mood in a multi-use space was
incredibly expensive. Along comes an LED retrofit and with it comes instant energy savings which
recur on a monthly basis and the maintenance costs are cut down drastically as well.

Benefits of Using LED Lighting in Architectural Design
Using LED lighting in your architectural designs or in commercial spaces has a multitude of associated

  • Spaces with Fewer Limitations
Lower voltage doesn’t mean lower light or less versatility; LED can quite literally do anything traditional
lighting can do, except take up as much space. This removes the restrictions in architectural designs
when planning the placements for lighting; such as ceiling height, conduit locations, plenum space or
eve insulation contact concerns.

LED lighting configurations can create the same (if not better) impact on your space than traditional
lighting does. In most cases, LED lighting allows you to use more lights on the same circuit. If your
project brief includes the words, “clean”, “flush” or “streamlined”, then LED lighting is the only choice.

  • LEDs Provide Aesthetic Appeal with More Versatility
One of the simple, yet completely compelling reasons to use LED lighting in your architectural projects
is the aesthetic appeal that they provide. The light that is cast by LED bulbs is brilliant and
unadulterated and is a closer match to natural daylight compared to some other lighting types. LED
lighting has superior CRI, which means that the colours in your space are rendered truer to their
actual colour.

  • Using LED Lighting is Environmentally Friendly and Safe
The simple fact that LED lights don’t produce heat makes them exponentially safer for numerous
applications, where a traditional heat-producing bulb would be a dangerous fire hazard. 

Many commercial lighting projects do factor in lighting and energy expenses, the components used in
creating the light, such as toxic gases are often overlooked. However, cutting out the toxic lighting
elements makes the handling and replacement of lighting less dangerous. Due to the hazardous
nature of mercury in traditional lighting, it must be disposed of in a controlled and certified manner.
LEDs, on the other hand, can be happily thrown into a recycling bin at the end of their long lifespan.