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.
Commercial building entrance
The covered area in front of a commercial building is illuminated from a great height with efficient downlights. The focus is placed on the square pillars supporting the roof using very narrow beam in-ground floodlights on the front side. On the sides and at the rear, they benefit from the light of the downlights. A roof panel projecting over the entrance is fitted with recessed ceiling luminaires...
As a rule, there is a quiet atmosphere in waiting zones. Some people are reading or sleeping, others are busy with their laptop or smartphone. The illumination of the entire area is effected using LED downlights. Due to their thick, partially frosted crystal glass, most of the light is emitted directly downwards onto the floor. An average of 150 lx is reached at floor level. The remaining light...
The general lighting in the swimming pool is effected by means of downlights, whose light offers safety on the surfaces around the pool. They also create lustrous effects on the surface of the water. The pool is illuminated by underwater floodlights. Unshielded luminaires with a high protection class are used on the walls of the hall to provide accents and to emit soft light.
In a spa zone, the illumination makes a significant contribution towards the well-being of the guests. Alternating zones with dimmed light and zones accentuated with illumination are ideal for the relaxation of the guests. At the same time, the lighting system must be able to illuminate the rooms clearly for cleaning purposes. On account of the climatic conditions in such facilities, only luminaires...