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Lighting Design

In today’s world, lighting is everywhere. From interiors to exteriors, we use light not only for visibility but also for immersion. Whether you’re leading a performance venue, overseeing a casino, managing a corporate space or serving a museum, you see the necessity and potential impact of an integrated lighting design every day, which is why many organizations are turning to Illuminated Integration, a lighting design company composed of industry veterans.

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Types of Lighting

When it comes to lighting, there are a few go-to types, including:

  • Theatrical: Performance level lighting for stages that help focus attention to presentations, worship, performances, etc.
  • House: Direct and indirect lighting that create functional illumination for the audience
  • Architectural: Quality lighting throughout hallways, offices, classrooms, and gathering spaces that create an atmosphere throughout a building
  • Exterior: Light that defines and highlights the exterior of a building sometimes using color and texture to enhance an exterior

If you’re searching for another type of integrated lighting design, feel free to contact our team.

Qualities of Light

There are seven qualities of light every professional should fully understand. They are:

  1. Intensity: Intensity refers to how much light the background and performer is reflecting. Some factors that could influence lighting intensity include the wattage of your lamp, the size of the light pool, the type of instrument, the length of throw, how much electricity is getting to the lamp, the color of the gel and the reflectiveness of the costumes, make-up and setting.
  2. Color: This references the color or shade of the light the background and performers are reflecting. The color of the gel, costuming, setting and make-up can affect this, as well as the power of the lamp and the color temperature of the lamp and gel.
  3. Softness: Softness refers to whether the light wraps around an object to cast shadows with soft or hard edges. The softest lighting happens when your light source is larger than the subject, and hard lighting occurs when you use a light source smaller than your subject.
  4. Direction: The direction of lighting affects the shadows a performer and props around them cast. Where you place your instruments changes the angle of the lighting and the length and location of the shadows your audience sees.
  5. Texture: Texture refers to the quality of your lighting, such as whether it’s diffused or clear. You can change the light’s texture to affect whether shadows have soft or hard edges by using a gobo, diffusion gel or a specific type of light.
  6. Coverage: Coverage refers to how much a background, set item or performer is covered with your lighting. For example, during a soliloquy scene, you wouldn’t be lighting the entire stage — you would likely only be covering the performer, and maybe not even their entire body.
  7. Movement: Lighting movement refers to any changes in the above six qualities. Since lighting can alter the mood of a scene, most theatrical performances include several instances of movement. A light cue is one example.

The Design and Build Lighting Process

As a design-build AVL firm, our process for creating any lighting design, from architectural to theatrical, involves the following steps:

  1. Meet your team for an in-depth consultation.
  2. Discuss your goals, expectations and requirements for your integrated lighting design project.
  3. Explore your venue to map and measure it.
  4. Develop your original design through CAD and 3D rendering programs.
  5. Present your finalized draft, listening to your feedback and making any necessary changes.
  6. Install your new lighting system, providing support post-implementation.

Throughout every step, we encourage you to contact us if you have questions, ideas or concerns.

Start Your Lighting Design With Illuminated Integration

At Illuminated Integration, we are a passionate, professional team of creatives. That’s why we only create original designs, avoiding the trend of recycling designs for similar spaces. Instead, everything we produce is 100 percent yours — it’s tailored to your facility’s unique features, as well as your preferences, to deliver an immersive, supportive experience.

Contact our team today to learn more about our original integrated lighting designs!

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What they say about us
"At Dorney Park we have a 200’ tall attraction that had an antiquated lighting system. It was inefficient, and static color changes would consume a large amount of time from our team. Illuminated Integration proposed a solution utilizing technology from SGM Lighting for our attraction. The tower is not only much brighter than before, but now it is the most visually stunning element in our skyline! The solution is easier to maintain, less expensive to operate and easier to manage color changes. I would definitely recommend considering Illuminated Integration and SGM Lighting for future projects."

Michael Fehnel Dorney Park - Dominator
"Cutting edge knowledge, highly professional, and extremely competent. Illuminated Integration provided exceptional planning, pricing, delivery and installation of equipment and networking within our theater. We cannot imagine using anyone else for future work. These guys are really good!"
Michael Starner Conestoga High School - Theatre Lighting Upgrades
"Everything went splendidly, from beginning to end. The guys were here on time and got right to work. They ran into some spots where they needed clarification, and they weren't afraid to ask questions to make sure things were done the way we wanted. They also had enough time to not make us feel like they were trying to rush out of the door and move to the next job. They took the time to ensure everything was good for us to go before they left. I was exceedingly happy with the entire process. The whole team has been great to work with, and I'm sure I'll be in contact for our next project." Community Theatre League  

Phill Haney Community Theatre League
"Illuminated Integration did an awesome job of upgrading our Live Stream.  We went from SD to 1080. They were great to work with!"
Josh Gill Doylestown Presbyterian Church - Sanctuary Video System
"Tyler and Mike from Illuminated did a superlative job with our Frederico Theater. They started the project soon after signing the contract, they met every deadline, they had no change orders, they communicated clearly and often and their training sessions were superb. We could not have asked for a better partner for Holy Ghost Prep's Frederico Theater."
Tim Woods Holy Ghost Prep's Frederico Theater
"I am the Technical Director at Saint John Vianney High School in Holmdel, NJ. Illuminated did a complete overhaul of our audio system; replacing the speakers, sound board, infrastructure, 20 wireless body mics and receivers, and adding some plug and play XLR ports to the front of the stage which work off touchscreens in various places in the room. Everything works seamlessly and their tech support is top notch. They are always willing to help even at weird times (which is especially helpful if something goes wrong during or near showtime!)."
Chris Scoles St. John Vianney High School - Theatre Audio System
"We’re really pleased with your recommendations and install.  You’ve been a real blessing to the Faith Family in Hazleton!"
Jim Paisley Faith - Hazleton, PA