Industrial environments from warehouses to manufacturing plants are more harsh than typical work environments such as commercial office space. Temperatures can be extremely cold or hot because of a lack of heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and equipment may be partially exposed to the elements. In addition, there may be heavy equipment and machinery that causes voltage spikes and vibration, or other environmental conditions such as humidity and dust that affect equipment performance and long-term reliability.
Choosing the right architectural fixture is a vital step in successful lighting design. And it is not just the physical aesthetics of the fixture that support the design plan. The inner workings of the luminaire--specifically the LED driver technology--plays a critical role in meeting a lighting plan’s quality of light and efficacy requirements. And not all LED drivers are created equal.
Successful architectural lighting design requires professionals that have artistic vision along with solid technical aptitude. These experts need to couple their creativity with knowledge of building codes, physics, optics, sustainability practices, internet of things (IoT), LED and control technologies and human-centric lighting, and more. Today’s lighting designers take a holistic approach to illuminating a property with attention to the aesthetic, functional, and energy efficiency aspects of lighting.
Your lights create and support an experience for the occupants and visitors in your building(s).
Good lighting supports specific tasks, while bad lighting can make those tasks more difficult to complete accurately or consistently. Good lighting can showcase products or render people and the space itself in the best light with richer, truer colors while poor lighting can make colors less authentic. The lighting technology used determines how good or bad the lighting and occupant experience is.
The moment you enter a restaurant you notice how it is lit. Bright lighting sets a more casual atmosphere and dimmed lighting sets a much more intimate mood. Restaurants and hotels offer great examples of the aesthetic qualities of dimming. Dimming also is an important aesthetic feature in commercial offices, hospitals and educational facilities.
We are pleased to announce that several customer favorites, OPTOTRONIC® LED Drivers and the ENCELIUM EDGE™ Light Management System, have each won multiple product awards for innovation and excellence from respected industry organizations! These awards are in addition to the seven awards mentioned in a previous 2018 blog post.
We’ve all heard about the key attributes of LED luminaires over traditional incandescent, fluorescent and halogen fixtures: greater energy efficiency, resistance to breakage, less heat emitted, and a longer lifespan. These benefits are easy to see or measure and are responsible for the widespread adoption of this technology across the commercial real estate industry. In addition, because SSL fixtures are digital in nature, important data about the location and health of a specific fixture or fixtures across a facility can be captured and leveraged by facilities teams.
Building and fire codes including the National Fire Protection Agency, International Fire Code, National Electrical Fire Code, and OSHA require emergency lighting in every commercial building. Emergency lighting ensures that egress paths are lit when there is a power outage so that occupants can safely exit a building in the event of an emergency. The emergency lighting must go on automatically and immediately.
This year, we will knock your socks off once again with our newest technology!
Come and see us at LightFair International (LFI), the world's largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference at Booth #1002 in Chicago May 6-10, 2018 at McCormick Place.
It is awards season and OSRAM Digital Lighting Systems is taking a walk down the red carpet. OSRAM is known for developing quality as well as innovative products. But don’t take our word for it. Check out our newest award-winning products.