What is lighting?
Lighting is the most important element for our vision, which allows us to perceive our surroundings by activating the sense of sight.
We can divide them into three groups: natural lighting, artificial lighting and integrated lighting.
We can say that natural lighting is the daylight that comes from the sun, which is our main energy
source, and artificial lighting is a light source designed and produced by people with many species.
Integrated lighting is also called hybrid use of daylight and artificial light to provide visual comfort.
The Importance of Lighting in Architecture
One of the mistakes made in the design of a volume is that light and lighting, which increase the
possibility of seeing, are left in the background in the design, and sometimes even the lighting elements
cannot be integrated into the design in any way. Vision is made possible by the daylight of the sun
during the day. So what elements help us and enable us to see in places where daylight is insufficient?
Artificial lighting, of course.
First, of course, the architecture of the design and the compositions of the open, closed and semi-open
volumes are the first factors that influence it. After that, it is important to place sufficient artificial light
in the right places. There are many types of artificial light. Suspended lights, chandeliers, lampshades,
floor lamps, spotlights and lights with different motifs are just some of them.
What is Chandelier and Pendant?
The chandelier is a dazzling, indispensable detail that provides an eye-catching welcome to the largest
room in the house, such as the living room. When choosing a chandelier or pendant light, the typology
and size of the hall are the factors that affect the size, so the shape of the room and the points of the
design that will meet the lighting needs should be determined according to this shape, and with this
determination, appropriate lighting should be selected in the local quantity. Chandeliers and pendants
are made of stainless metals, various glittering crystals and sometimes fabric elements, so that they do
not deform over time. Depending on the material used, they can be divided into minimalist, modern,
classic and retro types.
Unlike the chandelier, the pendant has more branches and suspensions, what does this mean? Namely,
the pendants have more bulbs to produce more light, so they have systems to handle more bulbs.