Cove lighting provides a sense of depth and dimension in commercial spaces. The soft, diffused light creates a more inviting and comfortable atmosphere. Cove lights highlight architectural features, such as columns, beams and moldings, while adding ambient light to enhance the visual appeal of a space.
LED cove lighting is a versatile and stylish solution to create a variety of effects in a variety of spaces, including restaurants, retailers, health spas, fitness centers, classrooms and offices.
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Cove lights may be recessed or mounted on a surface depending on the depth of the soffit. A general contractor can facilitate the collaboration between a framer and drywall installer to create a cove or floating ceiling where cove lights can then be installed. Hire a professional electrician to ensure fixtures are installed correctly and safely. It may also be beneficial to consult the electrician prior to ordering lights to ensure you have the correct specifications.
The correct Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) for cove lights will depend on the function of the space and atmosphere you wish to create. Warm white lights (2700K to 3000K) are traditionally used in residential and hospitality spaces. Cool white (3500K to 5000K) lights are used in commercial spaces, such as offices, lobbies and salons. RGBW also allows the use of an array of colors in addition to warm and cool white.
The difference between wall wash lighting and wall grazer lighting is the distance of the lights from the wall and the effect it creates. Wall wash lighting is created by mounting lights on the ceiling so that the beam of light falls on the wall at a wide angle. The result is a uniform, even wash of light across the wall. By contrast, wall grazer lighting is created by mounting lights closer to the wall, so that the beam of light skims the surface of the wall. This results in a more dramatic effect, highlighting the texture and depth of the wall.
There are four mounting options for cove lighting:
The amount of lumens needed for cove lighting will depend on the size of the room and other lights used in the space. You can use Alcon Lighting’s lumens calculator to determine the total lumens needed for a space, based on room type, size, wall color and light placement.
LED cove lights offer energy-efficiency and exceptional performance, while adding layers, depth and dimension to a space. The discreet placement of lights along architectural details conceals the light source while highlighting features of the surrounding space, accentuating textures and enhancing overall aesthetic appeal.
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