Architectural lighting designs for style and safety
Architectural lighting manufacturers
Architectural lighting comprises a variety of direct and indirect lighting elements used in commercial interiors. Different architectural lighting fixtures can be required for different project types. The design of a school is different than the design of a hotel or a hospital, and different architectural lighting fixtures will be required. As opposed to decorative lighting, which focuses on aesthetic design, architectural lighting is more functional and integrated with the building, and can even include exit and emergency lighting. The most commonly used architectural lighting fixtures are downlights, which are usually installed in the ceiling and shine down to flood the space with light. Other types of lighting include industrial, flood, task, wallwashers, recessed, and track lighting. Some top architectural lighting companies are Phillips, Lightolier, Artemide, Focal Point, Lithonia Lighting, Cooper, Boyd Lighting, Flos, and Juno Lighting.
While fluorescent and incandescent lighting are seen in some products, the biggest trend in lighting design is to use LED lights. Not only are LED lights better for the environment, but they last longer and can drastically reduce energy costs. Contract magazine is dedicated to bringing our readership of professional architects and interior designers the best architectural lighting systems. Top companies and manufacturers often exhibit their new products at trade shows like NeoCon, NeoCon East, the American Institute of Architects’ National Convention, HD Americas, GlobalShop, IIDEX, Greenbuild, and more. Architects and interior designers are always looking for the best architectural lighting products, and trust Contract magazine as a source.