Backlighting Gone Wrong
Occasionally we get comments from Designers or Architects like "what can be so hard to put lighting behind Stone, Onyx, etc.?"
Here are some images from Designers and Trades who were asked to fix things gone badly. You be the judge!
So why did this happen?
Because electricians or for that fact electrical engineers designers & architects just do not know how different surface materials react to light neither is it their job. Even we don't know at times when we receive new materials and have to experiment until we get it right. We discourage from experimenting on site!
The correlation between surface & light is determined by a number of factors:
- surrface density
- surface thickness
- carrier materials
- type of surface material
- type of light source
- spacing of light source
- distance to surface
- intensity of lighting (lumens)
- color temperature
Working on any given project we test, adjust and coordinate every aspect in order to achieve illuminated surfaces without showing LED nodes, hot or cold spots.