Architectural lighting

Architectural lighting is an important aspect of city operation. This is a decorative highlighting of building face that emphasizes their expressive architectural peculiarities at night time. Correct artistic lighting shapes the image of modern city.

The process of engineering the architectural lighting depends on a variety of factors:

  • Type of human activity, where the illumination will be deployed;
  • Required amount of light;
  • The direction and emission of light in space;
  • Color temperature of light, which influences the perception of the scenery at large;
  • And so on.

Utmost importance is to consider that the final criterion of the successful implementation of lighting project is the perception of light by the human himself. That’s why the work must be done by experts in lighting design – they understand the mechanism of the process. Lighting designer knows how to investigate lighting design in such a way as to improve the interior design and not to forget about energy efficiency and the functuionality of light.

Architectural lighting design focuses on three main aspects of illumination of buildings:

  1. Aesthetic appeal of the building;
  2. Ergonomics – shows, how much functional the lighting system is;
  3. Energy efficiency – defines the right way to distribute light on the façade or in the room and to choose the most appropriate and effective source of light from the perspective of used light efficiency.

With the appearance of fire, the history of artificial light has begun. The first primitive lamps were made of different natural materials; as a fuel material oils of vegetable and animal origin were used. By means of using whale blabber and kerosene expenditures for lighting were decreased. The next step was use of gas in lighting fixtures – in the meantime the first street luminaires appeared. Initially they were designed for people’s safety.

The following luminaires are used for archtectural lighting:

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