"The core of a good lighting system is the design"
Lighting needs to provide sufficient illumination to carry out tasks. It also functions to distinguish and enhance the spaces that are occupied.
The basic principle of 'right light, right place, right time' should be employed.
We are sensory beings and good lighting enhances the human experience
Careful choice and placement of luminaires, along with consideration of daylight and local lighting controls, will ensure sufficient illumination for general use and carrying out tasks, and add an aesthetic quality to the space. This will result in a positive impact on the energy efficiency of the system.
Consideration of the journey through the lit area enables users to identify points of interest and give focus to important areas. Differing light levels and style of luminaire aids in defining separate spaces and task areas. It will also provide a pleasant and safe environment for occupiers, employees and visitors, enhancing the human experience and encourage a feeling of wellbeing.
An assessment of the particular lighting style to be employed is essential. Whether it will be a general overall lighting scheme or localised targeted system, or even a combination, will have a great impact on the overall effect and energy consumption. Discussion with the client and stakeholders will be necessary to achieve the desired result.
Consultation with the installation engineers and planning team will be required to ensure that the design can be implemented correctly and cost effectively.
Sufficient illumination should be provided on task areas.
Luminaire selection and light levels are used to define and highlight spaces.
Objects and surroundings should be highlighted to provide accent and emphasis. A sunny day is more pleasing to the eye than a cloudy one.