Light And Emotions

Recently, there has been a real “boom” in the lighting of urban public spaces. However, it is not always possible to make the lighting comfortable while avoiding light pollution. See how this can be done on

Judging by the news from the world of lighting design and engineering, everyone is now focused on making lighting more human-oriented. This is due both to the convenience of using lighting and in order to take into account the biological needs of a person.

Any public space has its own goals and objectives:

  • to gather people,
  • to navigate safely from one place to another;
  • to let you enjoy architecture, space or art objects;
  • to promote communication;
  • to attract;
  • to entertain;
  • to surprise and much more.
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Different tasks require different lighting. Do not think that discomfort is only when there is not enough light and it is better to provide it more. If we briefly describe the role of lighting, it turns out that:

  • in architecture, with the help of light, we try to show the concept of the building in the right way,
  • in the interior, we try to find the right atmosphere with the help of light, based on the functions of the room,
  • at events, we tell a story and try to use light to build walls, create volume.

Everything is done in order to evoke emotions. People like lighting because it connects them with one of their primal fears — darkness. When designers create lighting for a building, shopping mall or a house, they should combine functions and emotions.

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