The key to creating truly captivating lighting designs is in the depth and layers that are found within the design itself. Proluxe by American Lighting calls this design approach “layers of light.”
By adding multiple layers of lighting to each space, balance and even illumination can help enhance and highlight architecture, create room flow and provide overall improved lighting.
There are three main layers of lighting to work with, according to Proluxe: accent lighting, task lighting, and ambient lighting.
- Accent lighting is used to highlight certain features of a space.
- Task lighting is specifically designed to illuminate spaces being used for intricate task work such as cooking, writing, etc. Ambient lighting is the primary source of lighting in a room.
- Ambient lighting also provides an overall sense of comfort and wellbeing to its occupants.
Proluxe Lighting Provides Integrators a Range of Linear Lighting Options
With such a large variety of layers, from under cabinets to coves, theaters, outdoors and everything in between, it is ideal to have a variety of products to choose from. This is what makes low-voltage linear lighting such a great solution for integrators.
“Proluxe Lighting was established about four years ago, and it’s crazy how much growth we’ve seen in the last several years – and the excitement,” notes Jennifer Kirkpatrick, national sales director for American Lighting. “Before, a lot of dealers were scared of getting into the category, but they’re finding that it’s super beneficial to increase revenue.
“So a lot of times when I would go out into the field previously they’d say, ‘Oh, tape lighting, linear lighting – that’s for coves.’ Well we found out that you could use linear lighting pretty much everywhere in the home,” she adds. “It’s under-cabinet lighting, cove lighting, landscape lighting… anywhere from accent to task to ambient lighting, you can use linear lighting.”
Toward that end, Proluxe Lighting provides multiple types of tape light with varying white light CCTs and full color options, as well as different IP ratings for indoor and outdoor installs. Having a wide assortment of extrusions opens the creative possibilities for how linear lighting can come to life in interior design.
As Kirkpatrick notes, there has never been a better time for integrators to explore the ways linear lighting can lead to better lighting designs and more opportunities.
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