Lighting theory

What characterises good light? Our fundamentals of lighting theory provide specific answers to this question. Light influences us in all areas of our lives. Good lighting allows us to concentrate and work consistently. The right light can have a relaxing and regenerative effect. Here you will find an overview of relevant findings on the subject of light.

Responsible outdoor lighting

Our lighting solutions offer environmentally responsible outdoor lighting for safety during night-time hours: The BEGA BugSaver® technology offers flexibility in terms of colour temperature and light output. Luminaires from the Dark Sky line are efficiently shielded. An intelligent control of the lighting systems is made easy with BEGA Connect.

Basics of illumination

This overview provides an easy introduction to working with light:

  • The various types of lighting and their uses
  • Three types of lighting to help solve all lighting design challenges

Using light – correctly

Our examples provide the inspiration that will allow you to use light as an effective backdrop. This is achieved with consideration for the aesthetics of light and by providing a high level of visual comfort. The luminaires must fit into their intended architectural environment and ideally enhance it.

Light characteristics

The phenomenon that is light from a scientific standpoint: Physical properties and biological significance, together with the quality characteristics of the lighting, allow a holistic view and classification.

Electrical engineering

Careful planning provides the solution to even the most complex lighting applications. The necessary tools are provided by lighting formulae for light distribution curves, illumination diagrams and isolux diagrams.


Guideline values and standards serve to ensure safety during project implementation and to protect users. An overview of the relevant determinations and recommendations: