PROFESSIONAL INDOOR-OUTDOOR LIGHTING SIMULATIONS
With the commercial release of highly efficient ECO-Friendly LED Lighting around 1995, the demand for Professional LED Lighting Design Services has increased dramatically. Because LED Lighting emits visible light in a different light SPECTRUM where more light is visible to our eyes / Lumen output (Called the S/P Ratio), most early RETROFIT projects especially in suburban roads and Highways where authorities simply required Legacy LUX to LED LUX retrofits resulted in dramatic overlighting.
It's important when designing Light Levels and Coverages in human-occupied spaces that we adhere to International Standards. All too often when carefully observing Light Levels it's common to see areas either UNDER LIT or OVER LIT where both have an impact on Human Response and Behaviour. So the first step is we need to know the International Light Standards, secondly, you need to collect Key Site Data, thirdly select the right LED Fitting and get IES Files, fourthly conduct a DIALUX Analysis and lastly after adjusting results for Adjust for S/P Ratio - issue your REPORT.
INTERNATIONAL LIGHTING STANDARDS
ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies (ISO member bodies). The work of preparing International Standards is normally carried out through ISO technical committees. Each member body interested in a subject for which a technical committee has been established has the right to be represented on that committee. International organizations, governmental and non-governmental, in liaison with ISO, also take part in the work. ISO collaborates closely with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) on all matters of electrotechnical standardization.
DESIGNING LIGHTING ZONES
DIALUX is industry-standard Lighting Design Software from Europe and is used by nearly all Light Design Architects globally to design both Indoor and Outdoor lighting. This software enables the input of key Site data elements against International Models (Like for Stadiums and Sports Arenas) the visualization of projected Lighting Results and production of Industry Standard REPORTS.
In summary, the steps required to conduct a successful Lighting Desin Project include the following:
- Collect Key Site Data,
- Select the appropriate LED Fittings,
- Contact Manufacturer and get IES Files,
- Input all Data into DIALUX Software and Adjust Layout Points to Get Required Results against International Standards,
- Apply S/P Ratio and adjust LUX Results,
- Compile and issue Customer Lighting Report.
So when you are setting up NEW Light Environments and or RETROFITTING an existing legacy environment, then come to us at FOCUS, we are Trained and Certified and have a portfolio of lots of mixed reference projects.