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Lighting Sep 20, 2021

Zebbies: Get Ready For Braai Day with Real Lighting Design 

A real braai master needs a real lighting design. At Zebbies Lighting, preparations have begun for a Heritage Day without headlamps, torches, or phone lights. Create a Braai area fit for a Braai Master through Task Lights placed overhead or adjacent to the braai. No more trips inside to check how done your food is. Make use of dimmer switches and footlights to create a moody glow to your area when entertaining. Finally, aim outdoor fittings (like garden spikes and floodlights) towards exterior walls to create an outside ambiance.

No more headlamps, torches or phone lights. A real braai master needs a real lighting design. Preparations have begun for Heritage Day. Here are a few basic guidelines on lighting a braai area.

Task Lights

Just like we use Task Lighting in the kitchen, a Task light placed above or adjacent to the braai increases visibility in the food prep and cooking area. Not only is it essential to safety but may save you multiple trips inside to check the doneness of your food.

 

Separate Switching

Consider placing your task light on a separate switch and/or dimmer to change convert the light to an ambient (or mood) light, ideal for entertaining. A mood light can make or break the ambience around the braai area. The addition of footlights, (placed in the wall as well as the floor) creates an aesthetic glow to the space.

 

Mood Lighting

A mood light can make or break the ambience around the braai area. The addition of footlights, (placed in the wall as well as the floor) creates an aesthetic glow to the space.

Finally, placing garden spikes aimed at surrounding walls creates a reflective ambient glow without blinding guests.

Find full braai area advice on the Zebbies website here:

 


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