Monthly Archives: March 2016

Socially Responsible Modern Lighting

Every establishment, whether it is a residential, commercial, or industrial, requires proper lighting for purposes that suit the type of business and activities that happen within the premises of the said building. There are different types and purposes of lightings. For residential buildings, they require different kinds of equipments that produce light. There are lights specifically used for areas where serious and heavy tasks are usually performed such as kitchens and offices, there are also those that provide for general lighting that gives the right ambiance in the lighted area, and finally, those lights that are used to accentuate certain details and features of the object or place.

All of these kinds of lights are required inside any house. For commercial or industrial structures, the lightings required are usually in line with the type or nature of business of the said establishment. However, the aforementioned three types of lightings, namely the ambient, task, and accent, are still utilized in these larger types of buildings. The only variation is in terms of its size and magnitude of illumination.

Whatever type of structure you have that you want to illuminate, always remember that there are generally two sources of lighting, the natural source which is the sun or day light and the artificial source such as lamps and bulbs. These two sources of light energy can now be amalgamated with the help of solar panels. The energy that comes from the sunlight is stored and converted into an energy that can light the artificial bulbs and lamps. This innovation is made possible by the necessity to harness every source of energy as our world confronts the problem of global warming and high cost of electricity and other forms of energy.

Moreover, there are also other ingenious inventions that support the global effort to mitigate the harmful effects of global warming such as the light emitting diodes or LED technology. This LED provides artificial lighting to any establishments with wider and higher illumination, longer life span, and consumes least electricity. Indeed, lighting, whether natural or artificial, is globally used and necessitated in all forms of human activity. Thus, since lighting is among the major consumers of electric energy, then it is but essential that we discover advanced technologies such as LED that lessen the consumption of our scarce sources of non-renewable energy but still provides for quality and effective lighting services.

These, in concert with the responsible and efficient use of energy, will certainly go a long way in protecting our environment even only on the lighting aspect itself. In addition, humans should also ensure to utilize natural and free illumination from the sunlight by providing enough passages of the light through windows, doors, and transparent roofing. In this way, we do not only help our environment but we also lessen our personal economic burden from monthly electric bills.

Certainly there are all kinds of lightings that you need for whatever purpose these may serve you. They are also improved to conform with environmental and safety standards with great designs and styles. However, these developments should be construed not to allow reckless usage of electricity in lighting but to remind us that illuminating our houses, buildings, or offices consume majority of our earth’s electricity and energy. Thus, we should be responsible and practice efficient energy use anywhere we are and whatever type of lighting we have.

Hire Professional Lighting Designers For Lighting Design Services

There are many ways to enhance the beauty and look of a project such as a restaurant, a condominium unit, or a residential house. You can landscape or redecorate your interiors or have a new paint job done. But there is nothing quite like an amazing lighting design to dramatically change the feel and mood of a room with a smooth subtlety. The decision to hire professional lighting designers is up to you and how important you think good illumination is to your project.

Stefan Graf, an expert from the IALD says: “Light is a technically difficult yet astonishing medium that requires mastery of varied and continually evolving disciplines. A lighting design practice integrates the arts, sciences and business of illumination design and implementation far beyond concerns of visibility and horizontal foot candles.”

Lighting designers work as part of a design team just like architects, and they charge fees for their services. Professional lighting designers bring their solid technical expertise and insightful design technique to architectural and landscape projects. It is the value-added services they provide that can make or break the success of a project and, therefore, far outweigh the impact of their fee. If you believe in the cause of your project and truly want to achieve the best overall outcome for your project, then you will not want to skimp on the best material/services you will need to accomplish your favored result.

A Professional lighting designer can/will:

– Improve the aesthetic value and lighting quality of your project

– Add artistic understanding and touches to your room

– Give you the latest information on lighting research and fit it to your lifestyle (ie “green” lighting, etc)

– Tailor-fit their design to your specification needs and taste.

Do not be discouraged by the limitations you set for yourself. Professional lighting design is not just for the wealthy. There are many choices when it comes to lighting designers and you can get to know them and their portfolio before the actual hiring. There are lighting designers who are willing to work within your budget and still achieve your desired effect. Your project should not be determined by what your electrician has in stock. You deserve to enjoy your space and feel that you truly own that room. Put a little bit of yourself in it in an artistic and organic way. And only a professional can help you translate that into the actual lighting design.

How Lighting and RLM Lights Affects Restaurant Businesses

There are different factors that impact the increase and expansion of a business. It could be because of their quality products, the service they provide, or with how the overall appearance of the business looks like. Businesses like restaurants need all three factors in order to survive the competitive world of food business. Their products should be in exquisite quality and design, their service should be excellent, and the ambiance of their place should be cozy and enticing.

To make a place more unique and welcoming, it needs to be architecturally well developed and lighting is well planned. When you say architecturally designed it means that the space should not be too crowded nor should be too wide. For instance, the bar or the service yard should be wide enough to serve as many customers that you intend. Planning where the tables should be placed, how the kitchen would look like, and where to place the stage (that is if you have one) is also a must to ensure that you create a cozy ambiance.

There are more to consider when you create a cozy and enticing ambiance. Lighting has a big role and effect to this idea. For a restaurant that operates from morning until midnight, lighting should be set differently. Depending on what type of restaurant business you have, the lighting effects should be customized. For any normal restaurants, during breakfast the lights should be bright, at noon it should be moderate, and at night it could be dim lighted or intense.

There are different types of lighting effects. First are the up lights, which are usually placed under an object, intended to bring illumination on the surface above it. Next are the down lights that are placed to bring light to any object below them. Lastly, are the exterior lights that can bring a great impression and attract walk in customers.

Gooseneck light or RLM lighting is both great as down lights and exterior lights. They could be placed in the interior of any restaurant that could give effects in service bars, tables, and stages. They are flexible to be used and customizable in sizes.

RLM lights come in different materials and shape. Materials come in wide array of chooses, such as aluminum, steel, and metal. It also have different designs like barn lights, contemporary gooseneck lights, and fluorescent lights. These also have sign bracket and warehouse shade light designs. RLM lighting is cost effective that are so flexible to use.