Lighting design is one of the areas in which we, as electricians, can truly add value for our clients. Because lighting can significantly affect a space’s ambiance and usability, we, as electricians, have the expertise to collaborate with our clients and design lighting plans that are efficient and tailored to their individual requirements.

In this blog we’ll cover the various types of lighting that are available, lighting design techniques, and the role we, as electricians, can play in lighting design.

Types of Lighting

There are several types of lighting available, each of which has its own strengths and weaknesses:

Ambient lighting:

This is the general lighting that provides overall illumination for a space. It can be achieved through the use of ceiling-mounted fixtures, wall-mounted fixtures, or recessed lighting.

Recessed spotlights.

Task Lighting:

This is focused lighting that is designed to help people perform specific tasks such as reading, cooking, or working at a desk. It can be achieved through the use of table lamps, floor lamps, or under-cabinet lighting.

A bedside spotlight.

Accent lighting:

This is lighting that is used to highlight specific features or objects in a space such as artwork, architectural features, or plants. It can be achieved through the use of spotlights, track lighting, or wall-mounted fixtures.

A lit-up picture.

Designing Effective Lighting Schemes

To design a lighting scheme, you should consider various factors, such as:

The purpose of the space:

The lighting needs of a space will depend on its intended purpose. For example, a kitchen will require brighter task lighting than a living room.

The layout of the space:

The layout of a space will also impact the lighting needs. A space with high ceilings will require different lighting than a space with low ceilings.

The colour scheme of the space:

The color scheme of a space can impact the effectiveness of the lighting. Darker colors absorb light, while lighter colors reflect light.

Energy efficiency:

Energy efficiency is an important consideration when designing a lighting scheme. LED lighting is an energy-efficient option that can help reduce energy consumption and lower electricity bills.

A well-lit living space.

The Role of Electricians in Lighting Design

As electricians, we have the skills and knowledge to help our customers create effective lighting schemes that meet their specific needs. We can help you choose the best types of lighting for your space, recommend energy-efficient options, and provide installation and maintenance services to ensure your lighting is effective.


Lighting design is an important aspect of any space, and as electricians, we have an important role to play in helping our customers create effective lighting schemes. By taking into account the purpose of the space, the layout of the space, the colour scheme of the space, and energy efficiency, we can help our customers achieve the perfect lighting for their needs.