At this stage, the design process is focused on the feel for the project with mood boards compiled from the notes taken at the initial meeting. Once these are complete with accompanying notes, they are then sent to the client for their feedback.
Once we have an agreed theme for the lighting, we then start to work on either the lighting design and or renders. The lighting design is plotted onto a plan (quite often supplied by a landscape designer or architect) where we plot the positions of the lights. If the client has requested 3D renders, we then compile realistic computer-generated views for either the inside or the outside of your property. This allows the client to see what the lighting would look like once the lights are installed.
Along with the 3D renders we then issue “Lux levels maps” which show the actual light output of the fittings and the spread of light. These allow the clients to understand the impact of the fittings in their specific positions.
Once these plans are complete, we then compile a light specification document. This lists all of the lights and their specific details such as manufacturer, finish, lumen output, angle of illumination etc.