|During the day, the dining room falls into deep shadow.
Lighting design is still a relatively new
field. A basic lighting course or book alone can't
begin to cover every aspect of this emerging discipline, so it's
important to use all the resources available to you to broaden your learning.
On many projects, it's helpful to seek the services
of a professional lighting consultant. While more scarce in mid-America,
there are plenty in most larger cities.
With new construction projects, they can easily
work from the architect's drawings.
Try to find a lighting professional who you feel is
knowledgeable and reliable. Ask for their professional
associations and references. Establishing a good working
rapport is essential. You should feel comfortable asking
questions throughout the design process.