Lighting considerations for loft conversions

Lighting can be very important for any space, including a loft conversion. But this is often overlooked during the design process, and as such the intended of desired lighting effects are often not achieved. Here at Pinnacle Loft Conversions, we are loft conversion experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about loft conversion lighting.

What are the important lighting considerations for loft conversions?

Lighting for the loft conversion is an important design consideration that should be taken into account during the planning phase for maximum effectiveness. So what should you take into account when planning the lighting for you loft conversion? Well, there are several, including:

  • Natural light- a loft conversion offers an often unique opportunity to light your room with natural light from the ceiling. Skylights and window spaces in the loft conversion provide natural light that can illuminate your loft space. This is also a positive way to save money on energy bills, as in a loft space the amount of natural light available can mitigate the need for electric lights, reducing usage.
  • Task lighting- task lighting can be a very effective option for any space, including for loft conversions. Task lighting can help to illuminate spaces in the loft softly, for ambient lighting, or provide dedicated lighting for particular tasks like reading or computer usage. The specific type and location of the task lighting to be installed will be dependant on the purpose and use of the loft conversion itself. Some popular task lighting options include wall lighting and adjustable wall lighting.
  •  Light switches- planning the location of any overhead electric lighting, or task lighting is critically important, as is the location of the light switches themselves. These need to be installed in practical positions, depending on the purpose and layout of the room.

For more information or advice, or for professional loft conversion design and installation, why not get in touch with the team today, here at Pinnacle Loft Conversions.