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What is Architectural Lighting Design?

Architectural lighting design is a profession within the field of architecture, architectural engineering and interior design that concerns itself primarily with the illumination of buildings. The objective of architectural lighting design is not only to provide sufficient illumination for the purposes of the building (balancing factors of energy efficiency, cost, health and safety) but also the creative approach on how to integrate a lighting concept within the architectural environment. Lighting designers are specialists who understand the physics of light production and distribution, and the physiology and psychology of light perception by humans. Architectural lighting design is generally concerned with the permanent illumination of a structure, both interior and exterior.


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