Design and Architecture // The Psychology of Light

By EcoLight Design Consultants

EDC acknowledges that humans are perceptual beings that automatically scan and monitor our surroundings.  Equipped with sophisticated perceptual processes, the scanning of new environments is immediate upon exposure.  The insights from this in turn subtly and unconsciously influence the mood of the target.  as such, the lighting designs of EDC leverage on the consideration of both lighting content and quality by these mechanisms.

Lighting content is a quantitative measurement of lighting design.  It is denoted by the number of lights, amount of light (lux levels) and type of lights in a given environment.  Lighting quality on the other hand, is a qualitative measurement of lighting design.  It measures the nature of lighting along a continuum.  High quality lighting would be light output that approximates the quality of natural sunlight and light that enables comfort.  Given the perceptual continuums in which lighting is judged, lighting designs by EDC strive to satisfy both operational and emotive needs.

Achieving lighting concepts of depth and dimension, EDC lighting designs have been used to great effect in a variety of commercial, industrial and residential projects.


It is a known fact that a conventional incandescent bulb turns only around five to ten percent of its consumed energy into light while the rest transforms into heat.  The way we light up our environment makes a big impact on how we feel.  The team behind EcoLight Design Consultants (EDC), a green lighting consultancy, strongly believes in the mutual compatibility of sophisticated lighting design and a greener planet.  Through the generous employ of energy efficient lamps that consume up to 50% less energy, our carbon footprint is greatly reduced.

Lighting design concerns the functional aspects of lighting such as providing sufficient amounts of light.  However, more than aesthetics and ergonomics, the EDC lighting philosphy believes that intangible aspects that  impact mood formation are important as well.  Increasingly, lighting has also been incorporated into architectural elements as forms of artistic expressions.