Designing high-end residential homes is no easy feat. You need to specify the right solutions, make the right design choices and create a property that will truly delight the end-user who commissioned you to work on it.

The problem is, as an architect or designer, there are so many variables that can affect the final result of the design that you have envisioned from the outset. Gaining complete control over the solutions that you are specifying will help to ensure that your vision comes to life. 

One of the most common aspects of residential design where the vast majority of architects and designers lose oversight of their final plan is through their lighting solution. 

Why is lighting so important for high-end residential design?

As you’re well aware, lighting has a huge impact on the rooms that you design for your high-end residential customers. A beautiful room can look bad with poor lighting choices, but a badly lit space room, on the other hand, can be significantly improved with the right lighting.

There is a growing realization among architects and designers that the lighting industry has progressed rapidly in recent years, creating more well-thought-out lighting solutions that can dramatically increase the ambience and value of a high-end residential home.

Good lighting will help you to create a superior end product for your residential customer, while at the same time also positively impacting the quality of life for the end-user. This is because modern lighting solutions are now human-centric, energy efficient and tuneable.

In fact, these are all features that make low voltage lighting the top lighting choice for architects and designers of high-end residential homes in 2020 and beyond. 

What is the difference between line voltage and low voltage in residential homes?

Evolutions in design and technology have made the role of lighting crucial for the success of any residential architectural or design project. Lighting is increasingly becoming a creative extension for any high-end residential architect or designer.

That’s why many designers and architects are turning to low voltage lighting solutions, such as Colorbeam, which uses it innovative processor to give high-end residential architects and designers (as well as end-users) complete control over the temperature and brightness of their luminaires - but what exactly is low voltage lighting?

Traditional line voltage has long been the infrastructure to power lighting fixtures, using high voltage 120/277v power delivered across copper wire. The adoption of LED luminaires, and the fact that these lighting fixtures require significantly less energy to power, is contributing to the rapid adoption of low voltage lighting.

Low voltage lighting uses transformers, placed between the incoming line voltage to the electrical panel and the luminaires, and CAT6 network cables to power lighting fixtures with just 12/24/48v instead of the traditional line voltage power of 120/277v.

Low voltage lighting will give you complete control over your end design

There are a number of benefits that low voltage lighting brings to residential properties, but none more so for architects and designers than the ability to completely control, tune and dim the lighting solution to ensure the end result of a finished property is exactly as planned.

Low voltage lighting can be adjusted to ensure the final design is perfect for the customer. Colorbeam lighting, for example, is 100 percent tunable and gives designers and architects complete control by allowing them to change the precise temperature and brightness of the lighting fixtures to meet their exact design needs.

Our lighting fixtures, powered by our innovative low voltage infrastructure, offer true tunability ranging from 1700k to 6500k. Using our innovative and patented DMX processor to control luminaires, designers and architects can now finetune the lighting fixtures to truly enhance the overall design of their residential homes.


Want to find out more information in regards to how low voltage lighting can improve how designers and architects design high-end residential homes? Contact Colorbeam today. Our team of low voltage lighting experts would love to answer your questions.

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