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Professional restaurant lighting design, unifying the beauty of food and the dining environment

Professional restaurant lighting design, unifying the beauty of food and the dining environment (2)

As we all know, there is a subtle connection between lighting and the taste and psychology of the diners. People usually choose a restaurant based on factors such as the restaurant’s image, equipment, location, star rating, and price. The image of each restaurant has its own unique features and strives to pass it on to the target customers. For a professional restaurant lighting design, we should correctly handle the relationship between light and darkness, light and shadow, real and virtual. Design a comfortable light environment to mobilize the aesthetic psychology of the diners, so as to achieve the unity of the beauty of food and the beauty of the environment.

Generally, restaurants usually have Chinese-style restaurants and Western-style restaurants. Different types of restaurants have different lighting designs due to differences in functions and uses. So, how to design the restaurant lighting?

Professional restaurant lighting design, unifying the beauty of food and the dining environment (3)

Chinese restaurant lighting design

The lighting design of the restaurant hall should adopt vertical lighting, which requires uniform brightness distribution to avoid glare. Generally, comprehensive lighting fixtures are good choices. For restaurant windows and merchandise displays, in order to attract customers, strong light is generally used to emphasize the image of the merchandise, and its brightness is 3 to 5 times higher than general lighting. At the same time, in order to strengthen the three-dimensional feeling, texture, and advertising effect of the products, directional lighting fixtures which can bring color changes are often used to enhance the artistic appeal of the products.

The lighting design of the Chinese restaurant’s private rooms is mainly based on functional lighting that strengthens the interior design and sets off the overall environment. Choose a light source with good color rendering to express the image of the dish to arouse the appetite of the diners. Decorative lighting is mainly used to set off the atmosphere. In the selection of lamps, LED lamps with a strong appearance that reflects Chinese culture could be good choices, such as lanterns and palace lanterns, etc.

In addition, it is necessary to pay great attention to the light distribution to make the lighting rich in three-dimensional effect. In the practice of restaurant lighting design, we usually use wall lamps or a number of floodlights to correct the flatness of general lighting. And strengthen the lighting to reproduce human figures, especially facial expressions and contours.

Illumination requirements:

  • The illuminance of general lighting is 200Lux, and the accent lighting is 300Lux.
  • As a supplementary sidelight, the central light intensity is about 150cd.
  • Color temperature requirements: around 3000K, and uniform and coordinated light colors are required.
  • Color rendering requirements: Ra>90.
Professional restaurant lighting design, unifying the beauty of food and the dining environment (1)

Western-style restaurant lighting design

Western-style restaurants are often used for informal business dinners. Therefore, their illuminance is generally much lower than that of Chinese-style restaurants, and the overall atmosphere is warm and emotional. In addition, due to the informality of dining, lighting on people’s faces and expressions is not required, but the color rendering of the dishes is still very important, and the lighting design should ensure the dishes must still be vivid and bright.

Illumination requirements:

  • The illuminance of general lighting is 50-100Lux, and the accent lighting is 100-150ux.
  • As a supplementary sidelight, the central light intensity is about 50cd.
  • Color temperature requirements: around 3000K, and uniform and coordinated light colors are required.
  • Color rendering requirements: Ra>90.

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