Mobile lighting: features, pros, cons

Haven’t thought of an effective lighting system when planning a major renovation? No problem. Today you can buy modern mobile lamps that can be easily placed anywhere in the room. And they look very unusual and stylish. Our tips site will tell you about mobile, string lighting.

Mobile lighting was invented by European industrial designers. They appreciated all the difficulties that may arise due to the untimely planning of the lighting system of the house or in connection with the rearrangement, redevelopment of the apartment. And we created lamps that allow you to change the location of the light source painlessly and quickly, without chipping walls and other significant efforts..

String lighting systems

What does it look like? Usually – like a small LED, economical light bulb on a long suspension wire. The wires are tricky! They are reinforced with Kevlar coaxial cable. This is necessary, because the length of suspension strings for lamps can be considerable – up to 22 meters. And without reinforcement, the wire will sag strongly.

The entire string system is attached to the walls or ceiling with special small clips in the color of the cable. The power supply is installed on the wall or on the floor, where there is an electrical outlet, that is, next to the outlet. Thanks to this, the owners can decide for themselves exactly where their cable will pass, stretch it to any place in the room and place the LED lamp the way they want..

String lighting systems

String lighting systems

As a result, from black wire-strings and several lamps, which can be decorated with shades of different shapes, you can create a clear geometric pattern on the walls and ceiling. It looks especially impressive on light, simply painted or plastered walls. Thanks to the clamps, the system is assembled quickly and easily, even a non-professional can handle it. There are many options for compositions of wires and various lamps, you can connect dimming via Bluetooth, so the mobile lighting system is also “smart”.

String lighting systems

String lighting systems

Among the well-known manufacturers of mobile lighting devices today is the Spanish brand VIBIA. For him, the string lights were designed by designer Arik Levy. The Italian manufacturer FLOS became even more famous, for which a series of mobile lighting systems was created by designer Michael Anastassiades, who in Paris at the Maison & Objet named designer of the year.

String lighting systems

Designers are confident that mobile lights will be the perfect graphic accent in a minimalist, modern interior. They are ideal for loft and high-tech interiors. But even in neoclassicism, in the fusion style, compositions from mobile lamps will also be appropriate. The main thing is to choose the optimal placement of the wires. You can place cables, for example, in a strict linear composition, following the example of track lamps, about which the portal wrote in detail.

String lighting systems

String lighting systems

String lighting systems

There are many advantages to a mobile lighting system. However, while the price of such designer lamps, despite their seeming simplicity and brevity, is quite high. And the choice on the Russian market is limited. In addition, not everyone likes it when the wiring is displayed. This version of “cable geometry” is still not suitable for classic interiors, soft Provence and other historical styles. This is really a very modern, high-tech lighting option that looks like it..

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