PROFESSIONALS LOVE TO TALK LUMEN, louvres and candela. To most people our lighting language is mumbo jumbo – they simply just can’t relate to the jargon”, says Henrik Clausen, director at the Fagerhult Lighting Academy. "Architects, interior designers, property owners and users prefer to translate their visions and needs into emotions. Using different feelings and experiences as a starting point in a lighting project is the secret of success.”
"It’s common sense. When visiting a lawyer’s office, you have certain expectations. It should express power and expertise. At the funeral home, on the other side, the expression has to be more compassionate, more private but still serious.”
At the Fagerhult Lighting Academy, the six lighting emotions are used to define different projects. "Of course, the stakeholders seldom communicate only one emotion. A creative lighting design is often a mix of several emotions. They’re a way of improving communication – by labelling the light. But it’s not the law…”, Henrik Clausen emphasises.
So let yourself be inspired by Fagerhult’s "light labels” and set the emotions free in your next lighting dialogue!