Factors influencing urban lighting design
Type of Activity:
The first and most important factor in lighting design is the type of activity that takes place in that environment. Our demands are different from a lighting system in a store or office with a park; Therefore, from the perspective of urban furniture design, the lighting system in the first stage should be able to meet the needs of users to perform the necessary activities. This method of urban lighting design is quantity-based design.
Type of architecture:
In addition to paying attention to the type of use in an environment, one should also pay attention to the type of architecture. Therefore, the lighting design of parks and outdoor environments is directly related to the type of design of the area, for example: the geometric shape of the environment, the number and height of trees, the number and type of elements, etc.
Expected atmosphere or space:
Urban lighting can affect how people feel; Therefore, with the help of lighting, a different atmosphere can be created in the environment. In urban furniture to create the expected atmosphere can be referred to the view of Richard Kelly; In this view, three types of general light, accent light and decorative light are considered to create the expected atmosphere. Public light creates a neutral atmosphere, and a neutral environment is responsible for providing a human focus on a series of signs or elements. In urban furniture and its open environments, it is very important to provide accent lighting; Because in every city there are certain points that are more important visually and the viewers pay more attention to it.