When lighting is right, it’s brilliant. When it’s wrong, there’s little else you can focus on. Nothing transforms an environment like lighting, and nowhere is that more important than the social and high-impression spaces that draw people in and reflect your brand.

We’re here to help you keep up with how lighting affects space design. Starting with the basics, our Lighting Design Guide offers inspiration and insights—from trends to research and design recommendations.

Set the tone, enrich the atmosphere, or generate the distinct vibe that will make your project unique. Let us help you choose the lighting solutions that elevate the potential of your application—and watch transformation take place.


The impacts of lighting on well-being are starting to be documented and will remain the focus of studies. Experiments continue on the effects of lights on mood, energy level, health, sleep quality, and comfort.



Interest in tunable lighting and controls will continue as people recognize the value of lighting on employee well-being and user control. Expect programming to support circadian lighting strategies and promote alertness—in addition to matching the color quality of daylight.


Lighting will be viewed more as a statement piece in the overall design of a space, with fixtures considered an art form. Look for more natural silhouettes and organic forms.


Demand for lighting fixtures that combine noise minimization with highly efficient LED technology will remain a sustainable solution for open-plan and social spaces—with low planning and installation costs combined with innovative design.


The older we get, the more light we need to see. Research indicates that the visual performance of those in their 20’s is about eight times better than those in their 60’s.


A multipurpose social hub with access to refreshments encourages interaction and relaxation. A brightly lit café has potential to spur more energy and buzz, while a low-lit café creates a more tranquil environment. Pendants help ground communal surfaces or individual dining tables. Consider the acoustical properties of lighting fixtures to help control noise in dining areas with high levels of activity.

Collaborative Space

A comfortable, open space provides opportunities for interaction and collaboration. Warm spaces with a residential aesthetic and a blend of lighting elements draw people in. Table lamps, floor lamps, and pendant fixtures support ambient lighting.Consider a dimming system to enhance quality of interactions and user well-being within collaborative spaces.