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Q&A's for your Lighting Plans

September 06, 2021

lighting plans

Q&A – Top questions to be ready to answer when you come to see us in the showroom

Urban Lighting has been very busy behind the scenes designing lighting plans, perfecting your projects, sourcing new designers and lights for display. We long for the day when we can swing our doors open wide and welcome you all back into our Willoughby and Annandale showrooms. Which got us thinking… what can we do to help you before you even arrive at our showrooms. I gathered the staff… (over email) and asked them what questions our clients should be ready to answer when they arrive to an appointment with our lighting consultants.


  1. Leadtime

Consider your lead- time when wanting to order your lights. How long it takes for your lights to arrive differs between designers, stock availability, custom made items, item origin etc. Not to mention the current global shipping delays. The sooner you come to see us, the wider range of options available to you. However, we do keep some collections in stock so there is always options.


  1. Budget

How much do you want to spend? This is important to help narrow down the field. Knowing your budget will save time, we have a broad range catering to everyone’s needs & will work with you to stay inside your budget.


  1. Getting to know your space

Bring in photos of your space, measurements, and images of lighting you like. Instagram and Pinterest are great visual tools. By providing us with this information you give us everything we need to create your lighting plan for that space. Room dimensions and ceiling height are particularly important when determining size and layout for your lighting.


  1. Function

Lastly, what do you use the space for? How you function within a space will determine what lighting will be adequate. Reading, cooking, study, applying make up all require high visibility with a purposeful and intentional lighting plan. While dining and living spaces require mood and ambient lighting or layered lighting for multipurpose use.

 Lighting Plan

There is a lot to consider when it comes to your lighting, but we are here to help. Thank you for your support during these difficult times and we can’t to see you face to face in the showrooms again soon.

Ps…. We hate to be the ones to say this, but Christmas is coming. 110 days to be specific. Current shipping delays mean 12 week lead time turns into 16 weeks, now is the time to get those orders in.

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