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At Redford Electric we are aware of many of the new lighting technologies available today, We have designed lighting layouts for homes , retail stores, commercial outlets, kitchen renovations, landscape, offices, and parking lots.


We strive to design a layout that is not only cost effective but also functional and energy efficient.



Our input in commercial lighting has put us in the forefront in LED lighting technologies, eel free to view our associate company: ledlightingbc.ca. Led lighting is the light of the future with it's low energy consumption with virtually no maintenance for up to 10 years!



Please call us if you have a Project that needs lighting ideas and we would be happy to view your plans and help in putting together a working and esthetically pleasing lighting design for you or your company.



Proper lighting and illumination is the single most critical factor in designing a pleasing interior environment. A successful lighting design is pleasing to the eye, focuses attention on key room features and eliminates shadows and "hot spots". There are several lighting applications that can be used to meet specific lighting needs or to achieve a desired special effect.



GENERAL or AMBIENT LIGHTING refers to an even overall level of light provided to make a room or space comfortable and safe for its intended use. Recessed lighting is very popular as a general lighting source.



TASK LIGHTING typically refers to the higher level of light provided on work areas such as kitchen islands, countertops and desks. Additional light is directed to these areas using recessed, track or pendant fixtures. Concealed under-cabinet lighting is also frequently used by lighting designers to provide task illumination without seeing the source (fixture).



ACCENT LIGHTING. To be effective, accent lighting should be approximately four times the level of ambient (background) light in an area. Focusing light on an "accented object" or "area" draws attention to a picture, vase or other focal point.



WALL WASHING is a type of Accent Lighting that creates an area of uniform illumination that may desirable for a series of photos or artwork. Wall Washing reduces the texture of the wall surface. Often the reflected light can create ambient light in the remainder of the room that is pleasing and restful. WALL GRAZING is opposite from Wall Washing in that it creates a dramatic highlight and shadow effect on surfaces such as draperies, stone or brick. Ceiling light fixtures for Wall Grazing are placed closer to the wall than Wall Washing in order to highlight the three-dimensional effect.



DISPLAY LIGHTING consists of small low voltage lighting fixtures to illuminate cabinets displaying keepsakes, ornaments, dinnerware etc. Many under-cabinet fixtures (as described above) are suitable for display lighting.



COVE LIGHTING gives a room a more open appearance by illuminating the perimeter of the room where the walls meet the ceiling. A large crown mold or soffit is built around the perimeter of the room providing a concealed space for a continuous halogen or xenon track lighting. Cove lighting looks best with a smooth, even wash of light.



Lighting that is thoughtfully considered can make a world of difference and can be an improvement that lasts for many years.



Contact us today at 604-536-5672 for your lighting needs in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, Cloverdale, Aldergrove, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Mission, Abbotsford.


 



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