- Light & Dark Design Light and dark were created equal; the properties of darkness
are in symmetry with those of light. It is the lighting designer’s responsibility
to explore the full light-to-dark spectrum.
- Natural focus on light As lighting designers, we tend to instinctively focus on light.
However, darkness, shadow and contrast have an aesthetic significance that is essential
to the design of inspirational spaces.
- Culture Our culture is influenced by the primitive evolutionary concept that Light
is Good and Darkness is Evil. It is necessary to surpass this misconception to master
the art and science of lighting design.
- Standards Within the framework of lighting standards, the evaluation of lit space
utilises metrics and methods which restrict the use of darkness and contrast. This
may unintentionally result in spaces which are aesthetically deficient and energy