Illuminating glass countertops is something we take very seriously here at Downing Designs. We thoroughly engage with our clients and their architects/designers in detailed lighting conversations. Properly illuminated glass countertops are unlike any other material you can buy. They are magical in their ability to make everyone look their very best. We are experts and enjoy sharing our technical prowess with our clients so that they get it right for their space. Many components of illumination are customizable such as overhead lighting, types of spotlighting and downlighting bulbs used, spacing, ceiling height from subject matter, dimmers used, color rendition of the bulb itself in Kelvin, angle of lighting upon subject. We have discussed many facets of this equation here.
This blog is a pure celebration of the real beauty that results when all of these technical components are in perfect balance.
These pics need no explanation, but are the result of our continued interest in providing our clients the most balanced lighting ensemble for their space. This space is our Glass Design Center in Tampa, Fl. It is there to provide clients with a well-planned vision that they can immerse themselves in when deciding upon how their investment will look in their home.
The lighting cost for 4 gimbled light holders, with 4 Soraa bulbs cost less than $200. Not a bad investment for a $1,000,000 look!
The lighting is magnificent. Our Soraa bulbs are 50w in power output, but use only 7.5w. 85% more efficient than halogen bulbs, with a lot less heat output. These are 4000K giving a very warm illumination of faces, while retaining the ability to create tight shadows cast by the textured glass onto the floor, and lower countertop. Look closely at the pictures. Im no Photoshop expert, and do not need to be with a well-balanced lighting plan.
When purchasing Glass Countertops, make sure that the Total Lighting Plan is created to maximize the investment you are making.
Thank you for reading. If you have any questions, please call me or email me.
Jeff Downing Jeff@DowningDesigns.com (813) 784-5211 cell