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.
Staircase with gallery
An open staircase leads into an air space that spans the entire height of the building. The generously dimensioned staircase is illuminated with LED recessed luminaires. Adjustable luminaires are installed in the underside of the stairs, from where they emit their light directly downwards. At the level of the storeys, long, narrow LED recessed ceiling luminaires ensure a pleasant light...
Wide-area pendant luminaires guarantee soft, glare-free light. Most of the light is emitted downwards. A degree of illuminance of 500 lx is reached on the desktop. The rest of the light is emitted upwards in a wide beam. Adjustable recessed ceiling luminaires illuminate the notice board and the filing shelves. The light in the entire room is absolutely glare-free. Here too, we recommend the use...