Objects can be accentuated with great effect to turn them into real eye-catchers. The appearance of objects can be made to look unusual by selecting a strong grazing light. The opposite of such dramatic lighting is a uniform, large area lighting solution.
Objects in the room or area can be illuminated with spotlights or floodlights. When illuminating an object head-on with one spotlight in the direction of vision, the modelling effect is weak. Two spotlights, with sculpture accessories, shining from different directions create a balanced, three-dimensional effect. The brightness contrasts are milder compared to when using just one spotlight. Illuminating from below produces an interesting but mysterious effect since the light is coming from an angle which is unusual for the observer.
Narrow-beam spotlights place emphasis on the object alone, whereas floodlights show the object in the context of its surroundings. This reduces the modelling effect. Lighting from below can have the effect of making things look very strange.
Objects in the room can be illuminated with an angle of incidence of 30° to 45° to the vertical. The steeper the incident light, the stronger the shadows.
Norwegian Aviation Museum, Bodo
Rhenish State Museum, Bonn
Let The Dance Begin, Strabane
Accent lighting for - park and garden complexes - sculptures
Preferred luminaire groups - spotlight - floodlights
Object on the wall
Objects on the wall can be illuminated with spotlights or floodlights. Spotlights highlight the object and create a decorative effect. Due to their even illumination of the complete wall surface, floodlights accentuate the object less than spotlights.
Narrow-beam spotlights accentuate the object while floodlights show the object in the context of its surroundings.
Object on the wall
Objects on the wall can be illuminated with an angle of incidence of 30° to 45° to the vertical. The steeper the incident light, the more three-dimensional the object appears.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington DC
Sinnet Tennis Club, Warsaw
Accent lighting for - facades - entrance areas - park and garden complexes - sculptures
Preferred luminaire groups - spotlight - wallwashers - uplights
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