On the basis of our empirical values and the suggestions of architects and planners, we have compiled room situations for which lighting design is frequently required. In the following, we shall present possible illumination solutions for these architectural situations. It goes without saying that all technical lighting standards are complied with. In some cases, the degree of illuminance proposed by us may even exceed the standard. For us, the aesthetics of light and a high level of visual comfort are important criteria for such decisions. At the same time, the form and the size of the luminaires must fit into the architectural surroundings. For example, we often recommend larger models if a structure has large dimensions – even if smaller luminaires with lower output would be enough. In such cases, the degree of illuminance can be reduced to a suitable level by means of a light control system.
The left-hand part of the building complex is faced with a concrete façade. This is illuminated from the ground with long slim in-ground luminaires which are installed as a band of light a short distance from and parallel to the façade. The entrance is marked by the glass front of the building. Here, the light from the interior is used to place the focus on the building. In the edging around the...
In religious rooms, a control option for the illumination is of great importance. This is why we have decided in favour of dimmable pendant luminaires. Their light is directed downwards directly onto the surface to be illuminated. At the same time, an internal glass diffusor together with the outer glass creates vertical light. With these luminaires, a degree of illuminance of 150 lx is...