From thought to reality

2016 is finally here and the design and functional trends in lighting that were predicted in yesteryear is finally coming to fruition thanks to the technological advances in the lighting industry.

It comes as no surprise that the greatest increase in trends are in the LED category as energy companies have come to realise the importance of energy saving and encourages consumers to follow suit.

The greatest advances in LED lighting for 2016 includes the ability to colour tune LEDs which means that the LED industry is finally crossing the hurdle of creating the same warmth and ambient colour that incandescent lighting provided ensuring that the comfort people found in the colour can be emulated in this energy efficient lighting resource.

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Industrial Lighting Solutions

 

Daily activities in a workplace is largely dependent on the availability of a light source. In an Industrial setting, lighting can be broken down into three main categories:

  • General Lighting
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Supplemental Lighting
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Create outdoor brilliance with light 

 

Liven up your landscape

As LEDs emerged, landscape lighting has become more popular than ever – not only in path lighting but also in outdoor chandeliers and water features.  

In South Africa, scheduled loadshedding is still very much a trending subject and it is therefore imperative to make use of cost effective outdoor lighting solutions that save energy without losing its appeal.

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Outdoor lighting promotes safer parks

 

Spring is a time that makes one think of long evenings in the park enjoying the fresh air underneath the stars, however with the current standard of park lighting this ideal can’t be realised due to the dangers that lurk under the cloak of darkness.

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LED – Myths and Misconceptions 

LEDs are timeless

LEDs, like any other lighting solution, fades over time due to gradual lumen depreciation caused by either current or heat generated within the LED device.

When light output falls to below 70% for most white light sources, they are no longer considered useful for illumination and the same goes for non-tasking lighting (general lighting) sources when their output falls to below 50% of the lumen maintenance threshold.

When designed well and operating conditions are taken into account, the output of LEDs are 50,000 hours and more – which definitely ensures that these lighting sources can last for much longer than their incandescent predecessors but they too have an expiry date.

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