By: Zoe Ramsey, CU29 Lightware. CU29 designs and produces non-compromised craftsmanship lighting for the soulful interior.
Lighting is an often overlooked element of interior design, but when considered carefully it can add tremendous impact. Check-out what a few experts said about lighting trends in Los Cabos:
Arq. Alejandra Templeton
Lighting styles in Cabo change from project to project, but we have definitely seen that over time our client’s requests have moved towards a modern style with contemporary touches. If I have to choose a favorite in Los Cabos it would be the gas lit iron and glass wall sconce, definitely a popular request.
My favorites for general lighting are seamless fixtures and for accent lighting I am drawn to pieces that have material contrast such as glass and copper, geometric compositions which feel light but strong at the same time, and sturdy quality materials like metal shades are definitely amongst my favorite picks.
Director at ILUMPLAN
The new lighting design trend is all about LEDs. This gives lighting designers the ability to create a whole new way to illuminate a space which also brings challenges to get the best out of the new technology.
The first challenge for designers, installers and end users is that you must choose the LED with the right color temperature (warm light, 2400-2700K, neutral 3000-3500K, cool 4100K and up), pair it with a power source, then decide the voltage and current type, and finally selecting the kind of control (dimmable or not).
LEDs by themselves could last a very long time IF they are properly cooled, as HEAT is the big killer of LEDs. Therefore, when selecting an LED, attention must be given to a LOT of components like heat sinks, drivers, connectors, optics, casings, etc.
Mar Studio’s Interior Designer
I would say that lighting trends will vary a lot depending on what the client likes, but what I notice lately are simple onix and marble fixtures for outdoors and glass with warm metals for indoors. I favor clean contemporary fixtures with a witty design that will allow for the light to play.
So there you have it, whether you are looking for a simple way to give your space an update or designing your new home, lighting fixtures can take your space’s style to the next level. *