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About light and illumination

About light and illumination


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Example 1:
Square in front of a historical function building

The visitor is received on a generously dimensioned square, which one can reach through a small park. Vehicles may only stop briefly in the access road to pick up and drop off guests. The park is framed by unshielded bollards, whose light allows good face recognition on the footpath. At the same time, the pedestrians are clearly visible for the drivers. The square in front of the historical building is illuminated with light building elements. This gives the area a structure. A generously dimensioned staircase, where recessed wall luminaires are installed in the side walls, leads into the building.

The entrance area welcomes the guest with an arcade with pillars illuminated with in-ground floodlights. Unshielded ceiling luminaires are used within this covered area. On the roof of the arcades, surface washers emphasise the upper areas of the building façade. In the direction of the entrance, the level of illumination increases more and more. Beginning with the lowest luminance with the bollards at the edge of the park, the level rises to 1 : 2 towards the road, continuing on the square to 1 : 2 : 3 and towards the staircase to 1 : 2 : 3 : 5. Directly at the entrance, the 12-fold luminance level is reached compared to the starting position, that is 1 : 2 : 3 : 5 : 15
 

The visitors are guided to the building entrance by means of increasing illumination densities.

 
 
 

a) Input 15-fold luminance
b) Staircase 5-fold Luminance
c) Square area 3-fold Luminance
d) Access road 2-fold Luminance
e) Adjacent park 1-fold Luminance

The bird’s eye view illustrates the relationships of the luminance values. The lowest luminance value is defined as 1. This means relationships of 1 : 2 : 3 : 5 : 15.


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