House of Worship lighting projects are challenging. The spaces cover a wide variety of uses so the designs require maximum creativity and versatile instruments.
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Remember Seinfeld’s two-face girlfriend? One day she is a knock-out, the next… YEESH! It all depends on the lighting. It’s the same with your home or business. The right lighting makes your building look elegant and welcoming. The wrong lighting makes it look like the Griswald house had a baby with a Kenny Rogers Roasters.
In the first installment of this series, we looked at 20 questions you can ask to jumpstart the conversation around creating an effective lighting design for a house of worship. We also reviewed the first set of questions about uses for the space. Next we’ll look at three other key areas: what needs to be seen, training, and maintenance.
House of Worship lighting installs can be some of the most challenging for any lighting designer. From a lighting standpoint many houses of worships are a multiple use space with uses including worship, broadcast, concert and theatre events, meetings, weddings and funerals. If you have a large enough budget, effective lighting design for a house of worship’s multiple usesshould be doable. With a more modest budget, well, it’s time to get creative.
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