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Lighting design Lake Macquarie


Lighting Design Lake Macquarie

At O’Brien Electrical Lake Macquarie, we design and install outdoor, hazardous, and security lighting solutions for customers across Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, and the Hunter Valley.

Lighting design requires experience, expertise, and efficiency to create the safest and most secure designs for our clients. At O’Brien Electrical, we specialise in providing top-quality lighting designs, ensuring the highest quality products and tools are used. O’Brien Electrical remains a leader in providing affordable yet sustainable, timely, and efficient business and home lighting solutions. 

The Lake Macquarie community trusts our local team of qualified electricians, and we pride ourselves on offering a friendly, customer-first service to all our clients. 

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Home and Commercial Lighting Design Specialists –Design and Installations

O’Brien Electrical are your local lighting design specialists working hard to provide the best residential and commercial lighting solutions to customers across Lake Macquarie. 

We have a team of lighting experts who design lighting solutions based on their in-depth knowledge and understanding of people’s characteristics, habits and needs using the architectural space to improve their experience. We consider both the visual and non-visual effects light has on people. 

If you’re looking for sustainability that goes beyond solid technical understanding to an environment-sensitive design technique for your architectural and landscape projects, our team of experts can help you avoid:

  • Light pollution
  • Intrusive lights
  • Over illumination

If you want a quote or are interested in finding out the various lighting designs available in Lake Macquarie, reach us today. 

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What is Lighting Design? 

Lighting design is the process of planning how to light an architectural design, enhancing a safe, comfortable, and functional visual perception. Different places require different lighting design solutions. 

Good lighting design is a holistic approach to achieving the desired illuminance on the working plane. It also incorporates creating and controlling the visual environment subtly. Many factors go into consideration when creating a visual environment. The idea is to balance all the requirements. 

Some of the factors include: 

  • The specific activities of the architectural design
  • The effect of the lighting on the user
  • Amount of light 
  • Glare
  • The colour and stability of the light
  • Correlated colour temperature (CCT)
  • The distribution of the light
  • Lighting controls
  • Emergency lighting
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Energy and cost-efficiency
  • Maintenance and replacement, among others. 


What Does a Lighting Designer Do?

A lighting designer determines, plans, and designs a lighting concept for a given project that is both functional and appealing while considering the health and wellbeing of the intended users. 


What are the Three Elements of Lighting Design?

The following are the main factors to consider before choosing lighting fixtures. 


Lighting designers, determine the emotional impact the balance of lighting and architecture will have on the users. Aesthetics aspects in architecture might also include shapes, movement, space, and context. It’s majorly essential for commercial lighting. 

 The exterior lighting should attract customers, while the interior design lighting should highlight products and draw customers to linger and buy. Lighting design can also impact aesthetic enjoyment in public and private places. 

Energy Efficiency 

In case of an electric shock emergency, the first response is not to touch the electrocuted person. Resist this temptation even if the person is a family member. Next, cut off the power supply and call the local emergency service.


While you might focus on the colour and the general appearance of a lighting design, you have to make sure it serves its vital purpose – to help with visibility. Lighting spaces should be well illuminated for users to feel safe, comfortable, and confident. 

In addition, occupants should be able to carry out specific functions such as task lighting for cooking, emergency lighting, outdoor lighting and more. 


What are the Three Types of Lighting?

A good lighting setup involves all three types of lighting to ensure visibility and security. They include:

Ambient/ General lighting 

Ambient lighting provides an area with a soft glowing illumination without glare and allows you to see and walk about safely. You can use a spotlight, hanging fixture, ceiling-mounted fixtures, or outdoor wall lighting.

Task lighting

It’s a more illuminating secondary lighting source intended for high-activity key spots whose functionality is a top priority. It’s ideal for outdoor spaces such as pathways, entrances, and stairs, reducing the risk of getting injured when entering or leaving your house. It can also be a perfect choice to illuminate outdoor roofed structures such as gazebos. You can use portable lights, pendants, floodlights, or a floor lamp for efficient task lighting. 

Accent lighting

It’s a more concentrated light intended to draw attention by highlighting the architecture of your home, retaining walls adding more drama and style. For efficiency, accent lighting requires the installation of at least three times more light than the general ambient lighting of your outdoor space to illuminate the display pieces. 


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At O’Brien Electrical, each project is treated with utmost care and dedication, no matter how complex it may seem. Our trusted, professional electricians will be happy to offer electrical advice over the phone, or we’ll get out to you as soon as we can.  Call us today to find out how our experienced team can help you with your lighting design needs.


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