What Is Human Centric Lighting?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Lighting as Nutrition: Is Your Light Good for You? For the past 150 years, artificial lighting’s primary focus has been on providing enough light to be able to see objects with our eyes. Modern research suggests that our bodies rely on light for far more than just vision. From regulating our sleep cycles to…

Understanding Colour Correlated Temperature (CCT) in Lighting Design

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Before energy-efficient LED lighting became mainstream, choosing a light bulb was quite straightforward. A 40-watt bulb not giving you enough light? Swap it for a 60-watt bulb instead and get more light. Today the much-improved LED technology has allowed for a wider range of possibilities in terms of light specification and selection criteria for each…

Colour Rendering Index (CRI) Explained

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Colour Rendering Index (CRI) is an often-misunderstood metric of colour quality. Yet, for any application where colour appearance is important, CRI consideration is critical. There is a more scientific way to describe the colour rendering index but for the purpose of this post I shall keep this as simple as possible to understand so that…

The Three “General” Layers of Lighting Explained

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When you enter a room and feel that everything is in harmony it is usually because the lighting is knitting all the room elements together in a balanced and constructive manner. In a way it’s not immediately noticeable, nothing really dominates anything else, it’s a marriage of form, function and texture all painting a very…

Lighting Dimming Types

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Different Dimming Types Switched Mains  (Non Dimming) If you don’t need to dim your LED fitting then this is the driver type to choose. These drivers will work with conventional on / off light switches or lighting control systems. Mains Dimming (Leading Edge) This method of dimming is most commonly used for Electronic Low…

Design For The Correct Light Levels

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Measuring Units Light Level – Illuminance Illuminance is measured in foot candles (ftcd, fc, fcd) in the Imperial system or lux in the metric SI system. one foot candle = one lumen of light density per square foot one lux = one lumen per square meter 1 lux = 1 lumen / sq metre…

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