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The light11 house



Join us on a tour of the light11 house and let us inspire you. Each room provides you with valuable tips and advice on how you can create an individual atmosphere in your home by means of suitable ambient lighting, zone lighting and mood lighting.

 

 

Living room

A place for reading, chatting, watching television, playing and much, much more. No other room in your home is used as diversely as your living room. This makes it even more important to have variable lighting which can be adapted to the different moods and situations. Un centrally located ceiling light cannot fulfil these requirements. It is far better to arrange various luminaires 'decentrally' in separate areas of your living room where they are customised to the specific requirements.

This zone lighting , for instance, next to the sofa, coffee table, cupboard or the TV is combined with indirect ambient lighting, which illuminates the ceiling.
If you like especially cosy rooms, you can additionally enliven the atmosphere with mood lighting. Dimmable luminaires can be flexibly adapted to different moods and requirements. Modern light control systems let you control all the lights with a single switch or a central remote control. This means that you can conveniently activate lighting moods at the touch of a button, without having to continually adjust every single light fixture to the situation.

Living room lights
 

Dining room

In the dining room, the zoned lighting of the dining table is combined with ambient light.
The aim is to transform the table into an attractive island of light that encourages the guests to take a seat and stay a while. The table is brighter than its environment; the diners recede into the diffused light.

The table becomes the centre of attention and the table arrangement seems to shine in a particularly bright light. In larger rooms, we recommend setting additional lighting accents by illuminating pictures, painting or works of art, or by applying mood lightingto sideboards or commodes.

Dining room lights
 

Bedroom

You spend about a third of your life in your bedroom. It is where you go to curl up and relax, to read or to listen to music. In the mornings, however, when you start your day, the bedroom is a hive of activity: you look for clothes in the wardrobe, get dressed, make the bed, etc. The lighting in your bedroom needs to be just as versatile.

The basic idea is to create ambient lighting for activities such as making the bed and cleaning without submerging the room in too bright a light. However, if you do not want zone lighting for your cupboards and shelves, the ambient lighting has to be bright enough to ensure that you are able to find everything you are looking for. Furthermore, it is important to have a focused reading light for your bed.

Additional mood lights create a pleasant atmosphere. Zone lighting for pictures and paintings also has a particularly enjoyable effect. It is useful if you can switch the ambient lighting on and off from your bed. However, there are many bedrooms that are not equipped with switches that let you do so. Modern remote switches allow you to retrofit the system simply and without the use of any cables.

Bedroom lighting
 

Study

For the study, we recommended a combination of soft ambient lighting and zone lighting of the table to provide a well-lit workstation. The ambient lighting makes the room look large and prevents you from suffering from 'cabin fever' while working. It also balances out overly sharp bright and dark contrasts between the desk and the surrounding area. Your eyes do not have to adjust as much, meaning that they do not tire as quickly.

The zone lighting provides the required illumination for the desk and makes objects and details on your workstation easier to see. This again prevents you from getting tired too quickly when working. It is important to make sure that the light in the office is bright but it must not produce glare, neither directly nor via the light reflections on the computer screen.

Study lights
 

Hall

First impressions count. This also applies to your home. Your hallway will therefore say a lot about your home and play a major part in whether visitors feel comfortable right from the offset. As hallways are rarely provided with windows, a bright, lively illumination is required throughout the day. In addition to ambient lighting, mirrors and pictures/paintings can also be illuminated.

Mood lights,e.g. on sideboards and commodes also create a welcoming atmosphere.

Hallway lights
 

Bathroom

The bathroom is the room where you take care of your body and soul. To pamper your body, you need a mirror lightwhich illuminates your face in a complimentary manner with few shadows. As a pleasant contrast to the soft, scattered, low shadow zone lighting around the mirror, it is recommended to make use of direct ambient lighting.

Usually, ambient lighting is diffuse and zone lighting is direct. When used to illuminate mirrors, however, this should be just the reverse. In small bathrooms or guest toilets most mirror lights also automatically supply sufficient ambient lighting. In large bathrooms on the other hand, two separate light sources are required. During cosy hours of relaxation, when your bathroom becomes your own personal spa, candles are the ideal solution to supply mood lighting.

Bathroom lights
 

Kitchen

The kitchenis the heart of your home and is generally used on a frequent basis. On the one hand, it is a room for working but, on the other hand, it is also a meeting place for family and friends. Unfortunately, the kitchen is also the room where accidents are most likely to occur. Good lighting is therefore important for three reasons: it makes working easier, it creates a pleasant mood and it helps reduce the risk of accidents.

The most important thing is that kitchen worktops, cupboards, shelves, and the dining tableare well illuminated. General ambient lighting is not necessarily required in kitchens where the zone lighting also indirectly illuminates the rest of the room. Dimmers and mood lights will help you turn work into pleasure.

Kitchen lights
 

Children's room

The Children's roomroom fulfils many functions: it is a place for sleeping, playing and having fun as well as for learning.The illumination should adapt to these manifold tasks. The spectrum of light should range from energising lighting homework, reading or doing handcrafts to relaxing illumination while playing in the afternoon or listening to music. It is simply impossible for just one single ceiling light to meet these requirements. Several lighting sources, each of them performing a specific task, are much more effective and simultaneously create a cosy atmosphere.

For this reason, the the 3 components of light should be met here as well in order to be able to customise the light based on the individual requirements: ambient lighting provides basic brightness in the children’s room and is created by luminaires that emit their light towards the ceiling or evenly to all sides. Zone lighting provides light where it is needed for specific activities, e.g. doing homework, reading, or doing handicrafts. This kind of luminaire directs its light downwards or against the wall. Last but not least, there is the mood lighting that creates a cosy, relaxed atmosphere – particularly in the evening. Mood lighting should glow rather than shine and should thereby provide the appropriate setting for the recreation of your child.

Besides the lighting conditions, several more aspects are important when buying a luminaire: table lamps and floor lamps need a firm stand so that they do not tilt over when children are playing. The adjustability of a luminaire is important as well in order to adapt to changing requirements in the course of the day. Security is a further aspect that must not be neglected: the illuminant of a luminaire that is mounted at low level should not become too hot, otherwise children could burn their hands. The design of the luminaire should also be considered – it should please the eye and underline the ambiance of the children’s room.

Children's room lights

Please also read the information on Good ambient lighting


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