• Lighting Up The Pavilion

    Lighting Up The Pavilion

    The 2016 edition of the annual Serpentine Pavilion is a 14 metre high complex sculptural structure designed by Copenhagen/NYC based architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). As daylight fades the pavilion is enhanced by specialist lighting from the Zumtobel Group, tapering away softly from the bottom up to reveal the beautiful undulating form. The design delivers the light levels required for functional use of the space, while keeping the visual presence of the lighting equipment to an absolute minimum...

  • Relighting Of The German Museum Of Technology

    Relighting Of The German Museum Of Technology

    The German Museum of Technology (Deutsches Technikmuseum) is one of the largest museums of its type in Germany. ERCO recently upgraded the lighting to LED technology. The project demonstrates how improvements in efficiency and the optimisation of light go hand-in-hand...

  • LED Among The Stars

    LED Among The Stars

    Aviation signal lights are a crucial element to the safety of pilots and their passengers and cargo. As lighting technologies for signal lights evolve through the increased use of Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) over less efficient and shorter-lived incandescent lamps, their colour, electrical and life characteristics are changing. Now, limitations of earlier technologies might no longer apply to aviation signal lighting...

  • Interview with Sushant Surve, Principal Designer, Brainwave Designs

    Interview with Sushant Surve, Principal Designer, Brainwave Designs

    Brainwave Designs is an independent architectural lighting design practice in Mumbai with a team of architects and interior designers – working towards building beautiful lighting environment and ambiences. In an exclusive e-interview with Lighting India, Sushant Surve, Principal Designer of the firm, is fielding questions from P K Chatterjee. Excerpts...

  • Understanding Relevance Of LED lamp

    Understanding Relevance Of LED lamp

    We are aware that an LED lamp is more efficient at low power level. It means that instead of using 6W LED single lamp, we can use 3 lamps of each 2W or two lamps of each 3W rating. In this fashion of LED lamp distribution in a given room will provide is a comparatively uniform illumination in given room surface...

  • Smart Lighting

    Smart Lighting

    Future lighting solutions are looking towards solid-state lighting technologies, engineering expertise and online simulation and design tools to meet the growing needs of society not only in terms of lighting but also lighting for comfort, pleasure, peace, safety and control etc...

  • Exterior Lighting Out With The Old & In With The New

    Exterior Lighting Out With The Old & In With The New

    Historical buildings lend themselves to light by the very nature of the architecture, buildings made of stone and brick with circular turrets, columns and buttresses and much exposed surface to illuminate allow for elegant beauty when lit at night. Modern buildings made of concrete, steel and glass are more of a challenge, although technology has moved on considerably to increase our lighting pallet. The article explores the differences in approaches and poses the question, where is the sophistication in the lighting of modern buildings?

  • The Expanding World Of Special Purpose Lighting

    The Expanding World Of Special Purpose Lighting

    What is meant by special purpose lighting? How is its scope evolving? These are two very common questions to many lighting enthusiasts. Just to give an apparent answer, I may say that contrary to the very general types of lighting – such as ambient lighting or simple wash lighting, a special purpose lighting arrangement may be any lighting system that is specifically designed to serve a particular purpose. In the simplest form, it may be used for highlighting an object...

  • Embrace The Remote Control Light Switches

    Embrace The Remote Control Light Switches

    From the initial days of electrical lighting, we have been used to operate the lamps through mechanical switches. We have seen advent of different models in between and the trend of designing switches matching with the interior decoration of the room or office or parlour etc. However, with advancement of technology that trend is changing...

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