Chris Brightman offers on-site lighting design consultations with reports, lighting plans, and fixture schedules for commercial, residential, architectural, relighting, and new construction. Chris’ broad range of experience in creating lighting design plans is both functional and beautiful—believing that each project is always a collaboration between himself, the client, and the other trade professionals involved.
Lighting Design, Fixture installation, Fixture customization
Carmel to Marin (travel compensation may apply).
Chris Brightman has been involved with many different aspects of lighting since the 80's, starting in concert, theater, film, television. He and his sister, Candace Brightman won the Lighting Dimensions Award for Best Architectural Lighting for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics at the AT&T pavilion.
Since 2005, Chris has provided technical and artistic advice solutions to hundreds of homes and businesses.
Member of the IES Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.
Chris understands that keeping up with innovations while relying on proven performance for specification is an important part of lighting technologies.
831 252 7226
Lighting Design Process
Lighting Design Concept: Initial Meeting
Review plans and visit site.
Cover client concerns and desires.
Understand uses of space, required functions, and desired aesthetics.
Use of controls, sensors and remote functioning.
Overview of the current luminaire technologies portable, hard wired, and built-in.
Observe sample fixtures create mock ups for built in lighting.
Create a checklist of goals and a budget.
Lighting Design Development
Lighting plan laid out over existing plan with proposed furniture layer shown.
Lighting schedule with all technical (preliminary) details.
Photometric calculations where required.
Daylighting: window coverings, skylights, and light tubes.
Samples for demonstration and approval.
Control system integration, supplier to installer.
Construction Documentation & Administration
Final fixture schedule approved by client and general contractor.
Fixture binder with installation instructions.
Fixture procurement, inspection of fixtures marked by location and supplier.
Coordination with trades and scheduling of installation.
Walk-throughs to assure proper fixture placement and construction details
consultation + installation
Chris gladly visits customers because the best way to be of service is by seeing your space with his own eyes. All visits are photographed for follow-up analysis and email correspondence.
lighting design packages
New Construction or Remodel
This package includes a careful study of existing plans or spaces, establish needs and overall goals, while getting to know clients priorities and aesthetic. Discussion of switching and fixture locations, layout plan mark-up, and lighting schedule and spec sheets of fixtures by space. Coordination with contractors and complete follow through available.
Minimum of 4 hours
Residential or Commercial Lighting
This relighting package includes a review of the overall effectiveness of existing lighting understanding desired goals, followed by advice on how to improve your light by exploring types of controls, color temperatures, and marking desired locations of new fixtures.
Minimum of 2 hours- 1 hr onsite, 1 hr report prep
Outdoor and Landscape Lighting
This package includes a review of existing site or construction plans, discussion of controls (motion sensors, timers, photocell switches, security lighting, and internet). And a plan of different zones. Dark Sky compliant. Roadway lighting using standard practice and BUG rated fixtures (backlight uplight & glare)
Minimum of 3 hours- 2 hrs onsite & 1hr office report