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A robust upgrade for outdoor spaces

Well-fitting lighting design for schoolyards, play areas and pathways provides structure, creates atmosphere and guides visitors.

Creating open spaces for movement and relaxation: The campus, pathways and entrance areas are the “first impression” of every educational facility. Successful planning meets demand for secure and attractive lighting, and provides structure in areas where it’s easy to feel a little lost.

At the start of every lighting design process for schoolyards, play areas and pathways in educational facilities, there are clearly defined requirements: Light serves to guide the way and lead to entrances. It underlines and elevates the first impression of the area. Light also has a signalling effect in the illumination of obstacles, such as stairs or individual steps. A feeling of safety during daylight hours and after dark is provided by the structuring effect, as well as the effective light output of the luminaires. Furthermore, animating light from floodlights can be used to highlight certain areas or playground equipment for a sense of liveliness.

We deliver the solutions for the varied requirements of carefully coordinated illumination. Light control provides an even higher degree of user comfort, taking into account the questions: Where is continuous lighting needed after dark? Are all the requirements for emergency lighting and safety lighting covered? Where would sensors and dimming of the light at night be suitable and helpful? How can intuitive and inviting visitor guidance, e.g. for events, be achieved?

The unshielded light of bollard luminaires or light building elements, as well as the shielded light of bollard luminaires – if only the useful area is to be illuminated – provide many ways guide visitors to the entrances using the signalling effect of the luminaires.

Reliable automation of lighting can be achieved with the standardised, easy-to-install and user-friendly DALI protocol (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface). Twilight switching, motion sensors, dimming of the luminaires and different lighting scenarios, e.g. for events, can be programmed in advance and selected at the push of a button.

BEGA offers a complete range of DALI luminaires, sensors, input devices and controllers from a single source. In addition, a KNX-DALI gateway can be used to integrate the light control in a higher-level building management system.

Wherever existing buildings are to be modernised in an energy-efficient way and the light points are already determined by the original planning, the broad BEGA portfolio enables the selection of luminaires with light distributions that are precisely matched to the areas in use.

Another important issue regarding the use of luminaires in educational facilities: the risk of vandalism. That’s why we use extremely robust and durable materials in the production of our luminaires. They are additionally protected by our highly effective technologies, ensuring that they are not only resistant to vandalism, but fulfil the increased requirements in outdoor areas, such as dirt, weather influences and temperature fluctuations. This protection package is an integral part of our definition of quality, durability and ease of maintenance.

Quality for the schoolyard: form-giving illumination and operational safety

The luminaires make a statement in the dark and contributes to the design the welcome area and common room in many different ways.

Luminaires for schoolyards and campuses need to meet many different requirements. Their light provides safety and orientation. They must be robust. They accentuate the lines of the architecture. It is not the luminaire that makes the statement, but the building and the open space that are staged.

Illumination in these areas should be controllable according to safety-related, energy-efficient illumination criteria – taking into account the relevant standards.

Preset lighting scenarios can be selected with just one click, or the touch of a button for the purposes of general illumination, pathway navigation during evening events, or needs-based lighting (twilight switching, motion sensor). This simplifies and reduces the complexity of the school or university day.

BEGA luminaires fulfil every requirement in this area of use. Aesthetic quality and careful finishing of the components are just two aspects of a complete package that combines sophisticated illumination, operational safety and low maintenance.

A high protection class of at least IP 65 protects the outdoor luminaires against water jets and dust. With easy-to-install, flexible illumination, integrated in a DALI control protocol, the schoolyard or campus becomes a welcoming space – with an exceptionally long service life.

Soft, uniform, unshielded light illuminates the schoolyard.

Asymmetrical flat beam light highlights pathways and guides visitors.

Targeted light beyond basic illumination accentuates important zones.

Symmetrical light provides expansive illumination of the different areas.

Magnetic effect of light assists orientation

A combination of indoor and outdoor lighting design effectively illuminates the entrance area of an educational facility.

Entrance areas to educational facilities should be easy to identify and feel welcoming. In order to evoke the perception of guidance in addition to elementary aspects of path safety and routing, an interlinked lighting design outdoors and indoors is required to complement the architecture.

The light emitted from the building after dark combined with outdoor illumination characterise an effective, welcoming entrance area. Connecting the various light sources via preset lighting scenarios or predefined illumination times guides the eye where it needs to go. Meanwhile, the light inside the building acts like a magnet on visitors.

Additional signposts The more light illuminates the entrance area from inside the building, the more it makes sense to only have subtle accent lighting outside to ensure basic lighting in accordance with relevant standards. If light from the entrance area in particular is cast outside, it may be advisable to use structuring luminaires to guide the way, for example, and an additional signpost with shielded light to secure steps and round off the lighting design.

How much light is needed to illuminate the outdoor area and provide a feeling of safety, without taking away from the already illuminated entrance area? These requirements can be coordinated with the available luminaire product range – even taking into account any existing light source locations.

Provide orientation and utilise the light from indoors

The effect of bollards to highlight and secure the intended footpath can be seen from a long distance. Downlights support navigation from the ceiling. The sparing use of outdoor light is logical, thanks to the large window fronts and the light that is cast from the inside out.

Showcase the architecture and utilise additional lighting effects.

The spectacular, spacious staircase is not only illuminated by the light from inside the building. The bright ceiling, which is in itself a statement feature of this facility, draws additional attention to the stairs through the effective use of wide beam in-ground luminaires, thanks to reflection of the light.

Targeted use of light for clear illumination of the entrance area

The features of the architecture are generous and promising: a few light building elements with unshielded light are enough to illuminate the forecourt. The light colour of the facade serves as a reflection surface. The entrance itself is illuminated by the light cast from indoors and requires no additional illumination.

Making targeted use of the reflective properties of the floor

Despite generous lighting on the interior, the entrances are explicitly marked with wall luminaires. They illuminate the courtyard using the light, reflective surface of the floor. Even without the generous interior lighting, the area is always well-illuminated as a result.

The signalling effect of the luminaires guides the eye and provides orientation

Recessed wall luminaires have a special signalling effect and guide the eye of the beholder to the entrance area. Visitors follow these eye-catching illuminated signposts almost automatically when they enter the school grounds.

Using materiality for efficient illumination after dark

The roofed area and bright floor guide the eye towards the entrance during daylight hours. In the evening, this function is performed by recessed ceiling luminaires, which take advantage of the reflective properties of the floor with their downward-directed light. This ensures clear orientation, even without illumination from indoors.

Interplay with the architecture

Spatial structure + visitor guidance

For educational facilities; the entrance areas, the campus and the routes through the spaces are determined by the architecture and the design of the outdoor facilities. These distinctive features of the institution are further structured by the lighting design and the route configuration by the light itself.

Drawing attention to prominent points, directing the eye to the entrance, designing the routes and conveying a sense of safety even in the dark – these are the tasks of well-planned illumination. The ability both to control the system and to predefine important lighting scenarios increases the convenience for those responsible for the facility and for the users alike.

The schoolyard is illuminated from the edges with asymmetrical wide-angle light from pole-top luminaires.

The schoolyard is illuminated from the centre using asymmetrical wide-angle light from pole-top luminaires.

A highly uniform illumination of the schoolyard is achieved with light directed symmetrically onto the usable area or with unshielded light.

In large areas, user guidance can be achieved through a targeted arrangement of the luminaires. Large light apertures create unshielded light that supports this guiding effect.

The intensity of the illumination can also be used to direct a stream of visitors as desired. Unshielded luminaires provide basic illumination and asymmetrical flat beam lighting marks the path areas to guide visitors towards the entrance, for example.

Using high-performance wall luminaires configured according to a predefined lighting design enables efficient illumination. If illumination is planned in an existing building, extensive drilling and engineering work can be avoided. Our luminaires are available in different sizes, and with different light outputs and light distributions, offering such a comprehensive portfolio that all lighting requirements can be met.

Sensor technology configured to the respective requirements can be used to enable both great illumination and energy-efficient management of the illumination. A predetermined dimming value can be used, which is activated when movement is detected, or when the light falls below a brightness threshold value. This ensures full illumination of a campus/schoolyard, enhancing safety and security.

DALI is the convenient solution for control.

DALI-capable luminaires and five-core cables to each luminaire or operating device are essential for the use of light control, sensor technology and for the definition of lighting scenarios. BEGA Smart DALI Controllers can be a technical aid in electrical installations where the two free wires necessary for control are missing and cannot be easily retrofitted.

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Our offer: DALI Training Our BEGA DALI Training offers an introduction to DALI in conveniently structured steps. The training covers the basics (definition, properties, prerequisites), concrete examples of circuit design, as well as configuration and control. For users who are just starting out or those in need of a refresher – BEGA’s DALI Training offers high-quality instruction in the basics and the finer points.

Are you interested in a DALI training course? We are here to help – just contact us via the channel of your choice.

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BEGA luminaires boast high-quality components and outstanding durability. This sustainable product creation is made possible by a range of unique technological features. All materials are well protected – our extensive knowledge of the extreme conditions placed on outdoor luminaires is an integral part of our (continued) development work.

The use of the latest technologies at the highest level enables the exceptional durability and outstanding light output of our products.

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Should it ever be necessary to replace a component, this is possible with BEGA luminaires. For the most part, the elements are not hardwired into the luminaire – in the event of a faulty component, BEGA luminaires are not a throwaway product. Replacements can be purchased even after many years.

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Use of existing connections

One luminaire type – a wide range of applications with different light distributions

A schoolyard requires an average luminous intensity of 5-10 lx. When modernising a lighting system and using existing luminaire connections, it is necessary to find suitable luminaires with an appropriate light distribution.

The extensive BEGA portfolio offers numerous output levels and intelligently coordinated light distributions for almost all types of luminaire.

The comparison of one type of luminaire shows the following illuminated areas:

Pole height 5.0 m Illuminated area 14 x 14 m²

Pole height 6.0 m Illuminated area 17 x 17 m²

Pole height 8.0 m Illuminated area 22 x 22 m²

Pole height 9.0 m illuminated area 24 x 24 m²