Architectural Lighting Design


ENERTIA provides Architectural Lighting Design and consultancy services to projects of varied scale and types. Lighting consultant services entails deep understanding of the space type as well as preferences of the occupants to draw out a plan which gels with the interior and architectural design. The role of lighting consultant is not only to provide the correct lighting in a project but also suffice the visual needs and comforts of the occupants in a way that it asethetically adds value to the overall look of the space. 

Lighting designer / consultant interacts with the occupants understanding their requirements and uses guidelines / standards to achieve a functional yet pleasing environment in a project. Lighting designer / consultant uses various tools, softwares and techniques to achieve these parameters which becomes a guideline for the teams & allied services to execute the works on site.

Architectural Lighting Design services of enertia includes the following :

  • Lighting Strategies & Planning
  • Conceptual / Schematic Lighting Design
  • 3D Renderings / Visualisation
  • Luminaire Technical Specifications
  • Budgeting & Cost Estimation
  • Tender Contracts
  • Contract Administration
  • On-Site Testing & Commissioning
  • Lighting Audits
  • Value Engineering
  • Trainings & Education

ENERTIA’s Lighting designer / consulting services also includes circadian lighting design, lighting design for well being, Lighting management solutions for energy efficiency, DMX lighting Controls, PoE lighting solutions and Horticulture Lighting.


ENERTIA as a Lighting designer can provide a design scheme to meet a budget defined by the client, but are most helpful in establishing the budget for the project based in the design inputs and considerations. Selection of lighting equipment from available various manufacturers helps keep the commercial bids competitive and aids reduce installation costs. Finally, the lighting designer works with the client’s representative, supervisor or contractors on their behalf to achieve budget objectives without sacrificing the original design intent finalised by the clients.


Minimising the client’s or projects’s operational costs is an important part of the design decisions, and these measures mostly benefit the project’s functionality & practicality. Cost analysis compares the return on initial investment of different strategies & technologies used. Often, operating costs can be reduced simply by not overly lighting a space. Lighting spaces more than required is common if just the basic lux level parameters are considered. Considerations like improving the reflectance of surfaces (light tones and colors for walls and flooring / carpets), intelligently integrating daylighting with artificial lighting with controls selection can help reduce lighting equipment and also operations costs. 

These can be used in projects of varying scale & applications (residential, hospitality, commercial, retail, institutional, offices, landscape and facade lighting design) as an effective tool to implement the proposed lighting design effectively.

Lighting Design for Well Being

Lighting Design for well being constitutes selection of light sources and applications with a greater positive impact on people’s well-being thanks to its design based on a spectral power distribution (SPD), more similar to the spectrum of natural light than standard LED technology.

To accomplish its goals, Well being design focuses on achieving:

  • Spectral distribution close to sunlight distribution.
  • Colour Rendering Index based on the TM 30-18 methodology, offering better rendering through a greater colour palette with colours more similar to those found in the real world,
  • Reduction of harmful blue light emissions (emission in the 450 nm wavelength) to eliminate fatigue, visual stress and the early onset of macular degeneration or other eye diseases,
  • Increase of blue light emissions, optimal for circadian stimulation (480 nm)

In addition to light source technology, it is important to consider aspects that affect the design of the luminaire such as:

  • Reducing strobe effects or flickering (anti-flicker) due to electronics
  • Glare-free lighting.

Therefore, the objective of adequate lighting design nowadays is to contemplate the different dimensions of lighting that we know of today: photopic and circadian lighting, while satisfying the visual needs of users and solving the issues affecting rest, comfort and the physical and emotional well-being of people.