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FAQs

What is a lighting designer?
Why do I need a lighting designer?
What can a lighting designer add to the project?
How much is our consulting fee?
How do we work?
If you give us a budget, can we work within it?
Are you obligated to take the entire system as designed?

What is a lighting designer?

Lighting designers enhance the built environment though their understanding of the integration of light and space. Their expertise is in combining creativity with quality design and technical skill. Lighting designers work with architects, interior designers and engineers as a member of the design team or directly for the owner or client. A professional lighting designer provides a full scope of services for interior views of exterior scenes and lighting applications which:
  • Evaluate needs and functions
  • Establish lighting criteria
  • Research and specify lighting fixtures
  • Document Lighting Solutions

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Why do I need a lighting designer?

Hiring a lighting designer early in your project allows you to gain professional input during the formulation of the program, avoiding costly errors later on. The designer's extensive knowledge of lighting products and systems enables him or her to integrate lighting into your space effectively. The designer can frequently reduce the cost of the project because they are able to:
  • Select the most appropriate lighting solution.
  • Meet the programmed budget.
  • Evaluate alternative lighting systems.
  • Locate lights only where needed.
  • Use energy efficient solutions.
  • Address maintenance issues.
  • Assist during the equipment procurement process.
  • Monitor lighting equipment installation.
  • Avoid design mistakes that can be very expensive to correct.
  • Develop performance-oriented specifications.

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What can a lighting designer add to the project?

Aside from specifying lighting equipment, its location and its control, lighting designers add a creative dimension to every project, always working within the parameters of each job. Quality lighting design, executed by a lighting professional, is critical to the success of every architectural and exterior design project. A professional lighting design will:
  • Enrich all other design elements.
  • Address specific uses and program requirements.
  • Enhance worker productivity.
  • Add an aesthetics through color, technique and fixture selection.
  • Conform to all applicable building and energy codes.

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How much is our consulting fee?

The consultation is free. In this way, you are encouraged to inquire about lighting interests without cost.

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How do we work?

First we ask you a few questions to determine your needs. Next, we create a design based on this information. A presentation proposal is then made to you in which everything is explained.

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If you give us a budget, can we work within it?

YES!!!

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Are you obligated to take the entire system as designed?

YOU ARE NEVER UNDER ANY OBLIGATION WHATSOEVER! Should you choose to illuminate a portion of your property, we will offer suggestions on how to get the most for your investment. We have more than 30 years of experience, so we can best advise you where your budget should be used for you security and aesthetic needs.

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