- Using light for visual comfort and enhancing design intentions
- Integration with the building
- Easy installation & easy maintenance
- Clear communication & complete documentation
- Optimizing cost, function and quality
Our lighting design will incorporate the following design approach:
1. Basic lighting needs
Lighting design is created to meet basic lighting needs – visibility, task at hand, visual comfort, mood & atmosphere, health and safety.
2. Light to enhance design principle
Beyond its obvious functional benefits as general lighting, we handle artificial light in such a way to create beauty. After getting a thorough brief of design intention and principle from the architect, landscape architect as well as owner, we will study the dramatic and subtle interplay of light with the materials used in term of contrast, texture, colour, time and movement. This is to find out the best possible lighting effects to enhance design principles of the architecture.
3. Integral system
We view light as an integral system with the overall architectural design of the building. Hence lighting is to be implanted into the architectural process rather than an add-on to create a nice synergy between light and architecture. The ideal is to create lighting effects without adding more elements to the building unless it is done on purpose. Fixtures are to be selected to suit the style & requirement of the building/landscape.
4. Lighting for branding
Lighting can be used to create a brand identity. This adds value to a project and, when effectively used, can create a higher traffic, which in turn leads to higher revenue.
5. Installation & maintenance
We always take into consideration the installation and maintenance process. We design the lighting installation that is easy and quick to complete with minimum maintenance and simple to undertake.
In today’s society we are all very conscious of the impact we are having on the environment. In order to ensure a sustainable future it is important to make the right decisions that reduce the impact on the environment. As lighting can contribute as high as 20-25% total energy consumption, it is very important to design and operating lighting systems efficiently. This consideration has always been our basic design criteria. Our lighting design will provide desired quantitative and qualitative light requirement at minimum energy consumption, Methane & CO2 emissions and waste. We carefully select technological solutions like energy efficient light bulbs (LED, Metal Halide etc), avoid misdirected lights and encourage to use sensors, dimmers and timers to ensure environmentally friendly and low energy consumption throughout.
7. Light pollution
Light pollution is another major concern of the lighting industry. Light pollution is caused by inefficient, unappealing, or unnecessary use of artificial light. Light pollution does not only waste energy but also threatens astronomy, disrupts ecosystems and affects human circadian rhythms. We will incorporate dark sky policy into our design and continue to seek the best solutions to ensure minimum or no light pollution to preserve and protect the night-time environment and our heritage of dark skies. Factors to be controlled to avoid light pollution include glare factor, light trespass, visual clutter, over-lighting, up-lighting and urban sky glow.
8. Sun path and solar analysis
Sustainable design is important, to assist in making the building more efficient, we analyze a building with respect to its geographic location and orientation helps the Architect by preparing light and shadow studies, these also help in generating suggestions for orientation, sun shading devices and window wall ratios.
9. Lighting control system
Lighting control system is to be used in some areas to ensure consistency of usage, provide different scenes/ ambiance/ setting at any particular times as well as to save electricity and maintenance costs.