St Peter & St Paul Church

Heritage St Peter St Paul 3

St Peter & St Paul Church

Location: Rishton, Lancashire
Design: Lumenata Lighting Design
Products: LED Lighting

Light in sacred buildings takes on a symbolic function: light represents the presence of higher powers and lends buildings and objects themselves a certain splendour and magnificence. Its symbolic nature is borne out by the direction of the light and the height of the light source. Light from above, emitted from an inivisible source, creates a magical aura, whereas the low position of floor washlights emphasises the mystical and dramatic dimension.

For this project, Lumenata used accent lighting for the wall paintings, statues and the surface textures of ornamental details. Using lighting in this way emphasises the significance of these buildings. Ceiling lights were used to additionally enhance the protective character of the domes and ceilings.

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Heritage St Peter St Paul 2

Result

Religious buildings offer a contemplative setting that inspires visitors. Integrated almost invisibly into the architecture, luminaires are deliberately toned down in favour of their lighting effect. Indirect light emitted from wall and ceiling lights enhance the perception of a protective and tranquil environment. Accentuated light helps to direct the attention to essential aspects of the room, such as the altar and architectural details. Glare-free LED light ensures optimal visual comfort for the congregation and mirrors the quality of the incident daylight.

Passionate about lighting design.

Passionate about lighting design.

Passionate about lighting design.

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