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Lighting by Gabrielli have over forty years experience in the Lighting industry and enjoy selling not only lights, but also more importantly the effect of light itself.If you have a lighting project that you need assistance with, please do not hesitate to contact us, we are here to help you.Here at Gabrielli we take great pride in the selection of our lighting ranges, selecting from some of the finest Design Houses in Italy and around the World.It is an undoubted fact that some of the best designs of lighting are Italian, many of which being specifically styled for the UK market.
Lighting is important, not only for it’s performance and aesthetic style, but also for the focal attention it can create within any room or space. We all accept the practical importance of lighting, but we must appreciate it’s creative potential. The correct choice of light fitting will enhance the area within which it illuminates. Good lighting can make the difference between a room being dull and bland to one that is sparkling with life. The most important element of good lighting is the quality of light; it’s colour, direction and intensity.
When selecting a lighting product, there are two primary factors to consider, the style and colour of the light fixture and the desired effect of the light itself. The style comes down to a choice of period themes from the past to the future and the particular task that light fitting has to fulfil. The colour and finish of the lighting fixture varies across the spectrum of metal finishes, paint colours and patinas from; brass, gold, chrome, polished, satin, brushed, stainless steel, antique, black, and silver to bronze amongst others.
You need to consider the lighting effect that you are trying to create, bearing in mind the surfaces in that area. Light hitting a highly polished light coloured material will reflect light back very well, whilst light directed to a matt dark surface will be almost totally absorbed. Therefore if you are lighting a room that has dark matt painted walls and dark furnishings and carpet, you will need to add more light to achieve a well illuminated space, likewise a room with high gloss light coloured paint, will require less light to illuminate the same space, due to the reflective capabilities.
You can create atmosphere in a room by combining types of light, use direct lighting for reading, highlighters to create pools of light to accent pictures or art work and occasional lighting to create cosy areas within the room. When choosing the type of light you wish to use, it is necessary to know what type of light is emitted from what light source. The light source, by that we mean the bulb used in the light fitting, is a very important consideration regarding the amount of light created, together with the colour and intensity of the bulb and in some cases the beam angle. The shade around the bulb can effect the diffusion, intensity and importantly the direction of the cast light.
Lighting contributes to the mood and atmosphere of any area. When considering choices of light fittings for your home it is best to take each room individually and decide which light is best for you and which are the lights that are going to enhance your surroundings. You need to look at what the room is going to be used for and the purpose of the lighting to ensure that you will have the correct levels of light for the tasks to be performed. Think about the look of the light fitting and how it should compliment the style and décor of your room. Consider the type of light output and the amount of light you need to ensure that you are also creating the correct mood for each area. Think about different levels of light on separate switches, so you can easily switch from bright lights to mood lighting if you so desire.
Here at Lighting by Gabrielli we offer the full spectrum of Lighting for your Home, Office, Bar, Restaurant or Hotel.
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