Innovative Lighting Designs Limited invests in high standards of quality, ethics, and integrity. All their incredible lighting products are shaped consciously by the design and the users. The firm’s holistic vision is vested in transforming spaces with lighting solutions that they aim to achieve by translating lateral thinking into actionable processes to contribute to the growth and improvement of existing techniques. Technophile and visionary Aryaman Jain — Managing Partner for Innovative Lighting Designs Limited (ILDL) is pioneering next-level luminaries driven by a zeal to innovate. Post-graduation, he took the driving seat in steering his family’s legacy to achieving ambitious heights. Aside from his professional dedication to ILDL, Aryaman enjoys music and is known never to skip golf on Sundays. To understand his recent projects, we caught up with Mr. Jain; the following are the excerpts from the email interview.
How has the pandemic affected the lighting industry? What are the new trends you have witnessed in lighting solutions since the onslaught of the pandemic?
Lighting systems are an essential component for residential, commercial, etc., and have been an ever-growing industry with new technologies and innovations. These unprecedented times due to the pandemic have led to the emergence of new lighting devices such as sanitizing light fixtures using UV or air-filtration mechanisms catalyzed by various light waves. Smart Lighting systems dominate the market due to their efficiency and safety protocols.
What is the best combination of lighting systems for separate spaces such as living room, study, bedroom, kitchen, etc?
Different kinds of automated ambient and task lighting controls can add a flair of drama to varying spaces, setting up a cozy and warm aesthetic while accentuating the sense of expanse. For instance, personal spaces such as bedrooms incorporate a combination of ambient and task lighting that illuminates the room while providing functionality for everyday tasks like reading or working on the laptop. Similarly, the living rooms should capture the owner’s lifestyle. In this area, one can do the lighting to enhance the character of the space while focusing on architectural elements and accent pieces.
What is the best way to elevate a space with lights?
Lighting goes beyond eliminating darkness. It does more than let you read after dark or highlight the delicious meal on the dining table. When incorporated appropriately, the right kind of lighting can successfully transform a space. There is a reason lighting is so critical in photography and cinematography. It can enhance features and create a compelling ambiance that no other design element can. In addition, the homes can strategize lighting to highlight
intricate designs and accent pieces, elevating them as a focal point for the room.
What are the latest lighting trends in the residential and commercial sectors?
LED lighting systems have been vastly used for aesthetic and directional purposes in public buildings. Clients are more mindful of the outdoors where subtle lighting is implemented like the backyard, amphitheater, cycling track, etc.
How can one highlight a particular space/ piece with lighting? Do’s and Dont’s
Strategizing lighting layouts for a space can be quite a technical task. However, you can achieve an ideal, elevated environment imbued with warmth when incorporated strategically. For example, you can use focus lights or task lighting to highlight particular areas or underpin details or art to enhance the aesthetics. The accented pieces double as great conversation starters. One can use brighter lights generically for entertainment rooms and banquet halls.
Tell us about the user experience with IoT and AI automation systems as the future of smart lighting.
These automation systems help in creating a seamless user interface where all operations are easily manageable. Furthermore, these high-tech solutions and systems offer endless customization options while being energy efficient.
How does Human Centric Lighting work, and what are its benefits?
Human Centric Lighting provides solutions to enhance productivity and overall performance. This art of creating lighting depends on the ease of vision, which correlates with an individual’s comfort, health, and well-being. To exemplify, light is a lot like the meals we take wherein we aren’t aware of the specific nutrients and minerals in our meal but know that we need it. Lighting such as Circadian Lighting is essential as it aids and controls the release of melatonin and serotonin levels in our bodies.
How do you foresee the smart lighting industry 5 years from now?
The lighting industry will always have the means to new possibilities, innovations, and improved solutions. For example, in-trend fiber optics are used in wireless technology like Wi-Fi to send data through the medium of light. From health sectors to the entertainment industry, activities and processes revolve around the constant use of light — be it X-rays or using the television remote — all of these work on the wavelengths of light.