Lighting – Church Interiors 1 - Traditional - Electrical Notebook

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Lighting – Church Interiors 1 - Traditional

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Lighting – Church Interiors 1 - Traditional

Interior lighting serves to light the habitat, to enhance the interior design of the architecture, to provide a level of comfort for worship and the display of audio visual material and of course, to provide enough light to read from the hymn books.  Key features such as the Cross, the pulpit, the lectern and banners require light for the functionality of the buildings.  A general ambient light is required for the congregation that may be dimmed or selectively switched off in between services.  Feature lighting may be incorporated to pick out the architectural columns, beams, windows or works of art.

There are several showcase examples provided here:
Interior lighting serves to light the habitat, to enhance the interior design of the architecture, to provide a level of comfort for worship and the display of audio visual material and of course, to provide enough light to read from the hymn books. Key features such as the Cross, the pulpit, the lectern and banners require light for the functionality of the buildings.  A general ambient light is required for the congregation that may be dimmed or selectively switched off in between services.  Feature lighting may be incorporated to pick out the architectural columns, beams, windows or works of art.
The interior of a small sized Church with some traditional features using natural materials – but minimalistic, which could lend itself to a traditional or modern style.  The example here proposed the conversion to a modern blend, using modern LED pendant general lighting with LED spotlights to bring out the features of the ceiling and sanctuary.  LED strip or fluorescent battens may be used to highlight the window arches.  With the availability of slim line LED strip, this would be the preferred option to level visual impact of the fitting.
The interior of a large sized traditional Church with some traditional features using natural materials.  The key design points here are maintaining the warm feel to the building whilst bringing out the pulpit, lectern and architectural features. The heritage pendant lights are maintained using LED lamps. LED up-lighting is used along the aisle whilst the chancel is flood lit from on high.  LED strip can be used along the windows to highlight the arches.  Fluorescent battens used in this case.
Brick has a great texture but poses a design issue being less reflective than plaster or a panelling finish.  This church building retains heritage lamp shades with LED Lamp alternatives.  LED is a unidirectional device, hence two are fitted for upward as well as downward light.  The beams feature at the ceiling and provide enough shaddow to bring out the best in gemetric patterns.
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