LIGHTING FOR PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENTS
How do you create effective lighting in a professional environment? It depends on the nature of the business, because lighting demands vary depending on whether you’re furnishing a restaurant, a shop or a hotel lobby.
Always start by performing an analysis of needs and functions. Assess how the space will be used and what the lighting requirements are. Be sure to check whether there are functional requirements for the lamps themselves (e.g. energy efficiency or central intelligent lighting control systems). Also assess the regulatory requirements, which specify minimum requirements for illumination, for example.
Make the best use of daylight, allowing it to penetrate all the places it can reach. Adjust artificial lighting as needed.
Combine direct and diffuse light. Direct light is used as a functional light. An effective use of direct light is to project it onto a surface and, that way, it can be used to create zones within the area being furnished. Direct light is produced by metal lamps (e.g. Caravaggio, Orient, Mingus and Calabash). Diffuse light provides a soft light that illuminates the room. Diffuse light is produced by lamps enclosed within glass, paper etc. container (e.g. Caravaggio Opal, Lullaby and Atomheart).
Lighting that’s done properly doesn’t create glare. Position lamps in such a way that you’re not affected by the glare of the light sources Many pendant lamps come with accompanying diffusers that guarantee that no discomfort will be caused regardless of the height at which the pendant lamp is suspended.
Lightyears offers ambitious and competent savings for interior furnishing using decorative lighting. Feel free to contact us for advice about your next business project. You’re also welcome to contact us at any time for help with lighting calculation and borrowed lighting or to submit a request for us to present our collection on your premises or in one of our showrooms.
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Lighting for meeting rooms
Lighting in meeting rooms must be functional, glare-free and ensure the white board etc. are in view. Low, wide metal lamps with a direct light and in-built diffuser can be used to good effect in this respect (e.g. Aeon Rocket and Juicy). Alternatively, you can use tall, slender metal lamps, in which the light source is fitted so high up that it prevents glare (e.g. Caravaggio, Calabash, Mingus and Orient). The direct light creates a pleasant atmosphere around the table.
In the Nordic countries, the recommended standard height for pendant lamps is 60-65 cm above the table, not only to ensure there is no glare, but also to ensure that all places around the table have an unobstructed view.
Please click here if you need guidance on how many pendant lamps you should suspend over your meeting table.
Lighting for the workplace and learning environments
Proper lighting enhances our ability to concentrate, efficiency, enjoyment and well-being in the workplace and in learning environments. In the staff and common rooms you can create small light zones, where a cosy atmosphere brings people together. Metal pendant lamps with direct light are well-suited for this purpose. Small clusters of 3-5 pendant lamps will work well in places where you don’t have a table over which to suspend a lamp.
Lighting for catering and hospitality establishments
Lighting helps create a first impression we get of places. Use light to draw attention to your key areas. Warm, white lighting create a calm and cosy atmosphere. Both diffuse light (light produced by glass lamps) and direct light (light produced by metal pendant lamps) can create a comfortable space.
If you need a flexible solution with pendant lamps, you might consider installing lighting tracks. They make it easy for lamps to be moved as required, helping you to suspend lamps further down for various arrangements instead of leaving them suspended high up.
Environments such as workplaces etc. are legally required to have floor-level lighting in order to ensure uniform illumination that allows people to see and find their way. Lighting requirements vary depending on local type and on the type of work that is to be carried out on the premises. Floor-level lighting creates neither contrast nor ambience and can be combined with functional and decorative lighting.
Brancusi and Caravaggio P4 can be used for floor-level lighting with good effect.
LED lamps or LED light sources
All Lightyears pendant lamps can be used with LED light sources. A conventional lamp with a LED light source consumes as little energy as a lamp with an in-built LED.
LED light sources, therefore, allow us to continually optimise colour reproduction by replacing the light source with new, improved LED alternatives, Such upgrades of light quality are quite viable financially. We offer a large selection of LED light sources, many of which are dimmable.