Commercial Lighting Design NZ
Lighting Design is an integral element of any Commercial lighting installation, one that is often not given due consideration during the design build process, until too late. Installing a lighting system is a commitment for the life of that system, a commitment to 'both' the downstream benefits, and on going costs and maintenance of the total installation.
Consideration of the Varied uses of Space, Work habits, Luminaire Types & Positioning, Energy Efficiency, Colour Temperatures, Flexibility & Lighting Control, Glare Control, reduction of Maintenance Costs and Energy Bills - all are aspects crucial to the practical Lighting Design of Commercial Lighting
Lighting Solutions are willing and able to assist with a wide range of product related enquiries, lighting schedules / specifications and project support. We believe however that the benefit of employing a Professional Lighting Designer to produce a Lighting Design and specification to budget, and to follow the project through to completion on the clients behalf is very much in the project's interests.
This opens a discussion between Lighting Designer and project design team to define a Lighting brief and budget, provide Lighting Concepts in plan and illustrated formats (where advantageous) presenting an aesthetic viewpoint, propose and select luminaire types, provide energy efficiency calculations and life-cycle costs, provide Project 'Cost Engineering' to budget, etc...
Make sure your Project Team are on the same page. A competent Lighting Designer will coordinate with other participants in your project that require comprehensive technical info and clear communication in order to work effectively together toward a common goal, such as - End Users - Project Managers - Developers - Architects and Designers - Landscape designers - Automation Specialists - Builders - Cabinet Makers - Pool Installers - Electrical Installers - Electrical Wholesalers - Lighting Solutions.
Commercial Lighting design at it's best is an art form that extends the mediums of light and space, whilst catering to a range of task related and social activities . At the same time Lighting is very much a technology based discipline, where outcomes are determined by a range of technical parameters, luminaire characteristics, physical componentry, and 'energy' input.
The increasing cost of power means a professional Lighting Design should be considered not as a cost 'incurring' extravagance, but as future proofing your energy costs. Furthermore, there are proven benefits to workplace functionality and psychology resulting from well considered lighting. Ultimately good Commercial lighting design will both add value to your property investment, and maximise productivity and efficiency within your workplace.