For anyone doing a renovation or building a space, lighting is one of those muddy things with a lot of energy-wise concerns, decorative wishes, and pre-build requirements. Talking to one of our lighting specialists before you start the job can help you plan and design to create the solution of your dreams, as well as save yourself a lot of headaches and money. We are realistic about budget and can provide you with options that best suit your needs.
What else should you know? We came up with the top five things to keep in mind for a successful consultation.
1. Arrange a meet
Giving a heads up to one of our sales staff on your intention to come by will ensure dedicated attention.
2. Email your floor plans, furniture layouts, and style preferences ahead of time.
We want your consultation with us to be productive. Letting us walk through the space and work out some options ahead of time geared towards your style will ensure a successful meeting.
3. Start thinking about electrical, dimming and automation, pre-construction needs, and future ideals.
Lets create an atmosphere! Planning it out with a specialist will allow you to get the most bang for your buck. Dimming and lighting controls not only allow for segregating the many functions of your space, but they can save you money in efficiency and even provide security.
How your space is lit will also depend on location of electrical boxes and the wiring available behind that fresh drywall. Fluorescent, incandescent (standard screw in), low voltage halogens and LEDs all use electricity differently, so it may not be possible to dim it all with the one single dimmer. We can also show you options how to prep for future lighting controls if your budget can’t do it all right away.
4. Lead times exist.
Ordering the lights that put the finishing touch to your space is much like buying that custom couch that was meant for you – it will take time. Expect 2-4 weeks for North American lines and 8-12 weeks from Europe (standard customs clearance via ocean).
5. We’re here for you! a.k.a Don’t be overwhelmed.
It’s all we do, and we are here to help you! We will educate you and help you with all the plans.