Design & Architecture // The Art of Energy Efficient Lighting : Dempsey Brasserie Singapore

By EcoLight Design Consultants

The interior designer and lighting designer prescribed a look that is industrial, dramatic, sophisticated, yet unintimidating and casual.  The design called for backlit steel fenced, bare brick feature walls with dimmable metal pendant lights hovering over side tables to cater to intimate dining, a centrepiece bar with functional and linear decorative lighting, and general lighting that can be mood-changed to follow the sun in brightness and colour temperature.

To achieve the balance of form and function, LED, dimmable florescent and induction lighting are paired with mood altering light dimming controls.  As the evening sky turns to night, so do the restaurant’s lights.  Dim enough to be cool but bright enough to read the menu.  Coves with colour temperature change dimming controls provide adaptive chameleon-like lighting and subtle highlights raise the profiles of natural wood and brick finishes.  The lighting design delivers reduced energy consumption for lighting by over 60%.