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The Role Lighting Can Affect Your Home: An Interview with Tim Regan of Gallery of Lighting

By Tim Regan

Tell us a little bit about your company and its foundation.

Gallery of Lighting is the largest lighting showroom in the upstate, with over 11,000 square feet. We are a locally owned , ( division of Holder Electric Supply ) servicing the upstate of SC for over 32 years.

What are some of the services your company provides?

Professional Lighting consultation and selection assistance both in store and on location. We also offer ; table /floor lamp and lighting fixture repair services.

What are some ways the light in your house can affect your behavior, mindset, etc.?

Lighting impacts the home and the occupants in several ways; Significantly enhances the look of your home as most designers consider it" the jewelry of your home". Good light levels can help improve the mood of those living in the home. High enough light levels are important for specific tasks and reading.

Please give an example of the different types of lighting people can chose from, whether it be designs or light-types: (i.e. track lighting, fluorescent vs. incandescent)

One key decision when selecting lights for the home is what light source or combinations of sources, do you want to use for the various rooms in the home e.g. Incandescent, Halogen, Fluorescent or LED ?

What is your basic lighting design process?

You start with understanding the functions that each space or room will be used for e.g. eating, entertaining, office work etc.. Then going room by room determine the lighting source like LED, Halogen or Fluorescent that is going to work best for that space. Next, we start with selecting the general lighting, followed by any task or accent lighting desired. After this we look at what types and styles of fixtures we can use to accomplish our lighting goals.

6. What are at least three things you think about when designing lighting features for customers?

1) What style and colors does the customer desire or lean towards. 2) Is there a lighting budget we need to work within ? 3) Are there any particular goals the customer has for the lighting, either a particular room or entire home.

What's the best way to reach you and your company?

They can call me or Gallery of Lighting @ 864.370.4451 . They can e-mail me at . I would also recommend checking out our website for ideas before coming to the store

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