Perfecting Spaces with Light Layering

When creating an enhanced ambient experience, the first question you should be asking yourself is: How much light do I need? How can I create a cosy atmosphere to stay in? Followed by: How do I achieve this necessary amount of light? 

Although there is no straightforward answer to the former question, as this is highly dependent on the spatial objective, there is one way to achieve both lighting flexibility and sufficient illumination— with light layering.


First impression matters. An inviting entrance.
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This technique involves making use of different sources of lights — such as downlights, pendant lamps, cove lights, and more to illuminate your spaces. Here’s why your lighting plan should include more than just standard downlight fixtures.

Achieve shadowplay with a mix of Globula Mini & Globula luminaires, akin to museum lighting
Illuminate with Line Mini and LED Strips to give your room character.
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Achieving Ample Brightness

For the most part, downlights do provide ample illumination for interior spaces. However, when your interiors utilise wall-mounted cabinetry and other shelving systems, having downlights as your sole source of illumination may be insufficient. Lining shelves with LED strips will eliminate shadows and provide a well-lit artistic display for your collection of sorts. 


The Art of Light Layering 

Beyond the practical aspect, light layering can also help to imbue your spaces with a certain aesthetic quality. By switching off or dimming your downlights and using complementary light sources like pendant lamps, or LED strips, you may achieve ambient lighting, which creates a softer, more relaxing mood perfect for hosting and making your customers feel at home. 


A cosy ambience is made by mixing downlights, carpentry lights and decorative pendant lamps.
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Ease with Lighting Flexibility

Light layering allows for flexibility in lightings, such as combining decorative lights and Globula Mini.
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As a final plus, light layering provides flexibility within your spaces, as you may opt to turn certain light sources off or on to achieve a bespoke ambience within your interiors or highlight a particular area. By layering light sources, you may also enjoy dimmer surroundings with secondary light sources with lower lumen output, instead of having to alternate between bright light and total darkness.


Sol Luminaire is the first local lighting house to partner with DIALux — the leading software for lighting design that accurately captures the brightness of AEON products via Lux calculation, making sure that every homeowner or interior designer's spaces are well lit with ample illumination. 


An example of a working DIALux render.
Combining the Lux calculation of AEON products with light planning.

A simulated 3D render is produced to take the guesswork out of your lighting plan.

DIALUX spaces come to life. The real-time setting of the above area.
Book an appointment with us to find out more. 



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Sol Luminaire is located at 395 Guillemard Road, Singapore 399791. the LAB2.1 is located at 399 Guillemard Road, Singapore 399793.