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.
Roundabouts form typical conflict zones in road lighting in accordance with DIN EN 13 201. The roundabout must be illuminated if the roads leading to it are also illuminated. A degree of illuminance of 20 lx on the carriageway in the roundabout, without pedestrian crossings, represents good illumination. On driveways, the illumination level should be gradually increased from...
Good light in a loading and manoeuvring zone guarantees safety and smooth working processes. Where there are several adjacent loading openings in a building, glare-free luminaires are therefore placed above and between the gates. Their asymmetrical very wide beam light distribution creates a degree of illuminance of about 50 lx. In addition, location luminaires are installed in the wall about...
Bridges are architectural landmarks which leave a lasting impression of a city. The illumination of bridges is thus of particular significance. Through the accentuation of its striking form, the structure also has an effect at night and, at the same time, can clearly be identified as a point of orientation. The floodlights used are fitted with shields and louvres to prevent undesired stray light...