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- Articles : January 2022
It is vital to keep up with changes in a rapidly evolving design world. Inspired by real-life events, trends dictate what works, with a slew of reasons to back them up. The design and AEC industry has seen patterns of change due to a shift in the consumer paradigm. The most influential trends can be broadly classified under-
1. Light is the Main Character
In coming times, lighting design will become the main highlight of any project rather than an afterthought. It is already a starting point for many design conversations, while clients review schematic plans given by their architects on upcoming developments. So, don’t shy away from finding a local lighting designer, who can upscale the project at a fraction of the project cost. Lights of varying intensities and purposes are used simultaneously to generate a custom scene. This technique is used in residential, hospitality as well as façade design projects to create contrasts, while accentuating colours and textures.
2. Human-Centric Lighting
In Post-Covid times, interior lighting has to be designed more thoughtfully and strategically as we are spending 90% of our time indoors now. LED luminaires have to function more than just ceiling light sources and bring more value while we experience and interact in the same space. Lighting has to become a disrupter and become human-centric as our requirements change during the day, and lighting has to adapt to our change in needs from 2700K to 6000K with a press of a button.
3. Home office is the new mantra
This year has seen a tremendous increase in home offices, despite official workspaces slowly opening up. As a result, people have invested time, money and capital into designing and customizing their workspaces, and lighting is the key design element on the checklist. It has to be a perfect balance of task, accent, ambient and daylighting in every space, as each component plays a critical role in providing you with the ideal home office setting.
4. Automating Light
Automation or ‘smart lighting’ is a collection of technical and custom commands for home lighting design. They are meant to meet the lighting specifications of the user with the click of a button. This customization saves time and energy for the homeowner to achieve their optimal lighting ambience. It is essential to select high-quality fixtures and set them to the right automation upon consultation from a lighting expert.
5. Usage of Technology
Technology upgradation in lighting concepts has levelled up ways of living and working. Therefore, it is optimal to adapt to newer technology; it is possible to centrally configure the complete lighting system on automation, security, audiovisual and curtains/blinds, and motion sensors or daylight sensors. These mechanisms and fixtures may seem like complicated machinery, but if executed correctly through an experienced service provider, they work in perfect harmony.