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A choice to make....


The choice of lighting will depend on the specific needs and design goals of the residential or commercial space. But it is essential to consider – 

1. Energy Efficiency – LED lighting is an energy-efficient option for both residential and commercial spaces.
2. Color Temperature of the lighting to create the desired ambiance.
3. Dimmers in both settings allows for flexibility in controlling the intensity of light.
4. Aesthetics lighting fixtures should complement the overall design theme of the space.

Essential Lighting Type 1


Provides overall illumination to create a comfortable and well-lit environment. Chandeliers, pendant lights, and ceiling-mounted fixtures contribute to a warm and inviting atmosphere, ensuring that every corner of the room is bathed in a soft, diffused glow.

ambient lighting in living room
Ambient light adds an overall glow to a space
task lighting in kitchen island
Row of pendant lights adding focused light to kitchen preparation counter
Essential Lighting Type 2


Offers focused illumination for specific activities such as reading, cooking, or working. Desk lamps strategically placed on work surfaces, under-cabinet lighting in kitchens, and dedicated reading lights beside cozy seating areas ensure that tasks are performed with precision while adding a layer of functionality to the space.

Essential Lighting Type 3


Highlights specific areas or objects to create visual interest and drama. Track lighting gracefully accentuates artworks or architectural features, while wall-mounted fixtures and picture lights provide a nuanced play of light and shadow, turning ordinary spaces into captivating showcases.

accent light for artwork
Accent light highlighting and attracting your attention to the artwork
decorative light in staircase
Decorative wall lights along staircase wall
Decorative pendant light in staircase
Essential Lighting Type 4


Adds aesthetic appeal and serves as a decorative element. Decorative pendants suspended over dining tables, elegant sconces gracing the walls, and delicate string lights draping across a room contribute not only to the overall illumination but also elevate the interior design with a touch of style and personality.

Essential Lighting Type 5


Utilizes natural light to enhance the overall ambiance and reduce reliance on artificial lighting. Strategically positioned windows, skylights that invite sunlight from above, and glass doors that blur the line between indoor and outdoor spaces harness the beauty of natural light, creating a bright, airy, and refreshing atmosphere throughout the home.

Natural lighting for open space design
Large bifold doors add natural light to a space
Skylight flooding the space with light
Cove or a washed light effect adds drama, depth and volume to a space
Essential Lighting Type 6


Indirect lighting installed in ledges, recesses, or architectural features to create a soft, diffused glow. LED strips discreetly tucked into coves or recessed areas provide a subtle, ambient illumination that adds depth to a room, accentuates architectural details, and imparts a sense of sophistication to the overall design.

RKB Design Studio Ltd

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