Providing “professional” lighting design and visual planning services……...introducing our capabilities . Shows and Special Events Architectural Projects Downtown Houston Texas 1999 Residential Themed Retail Museums Corporate Exteriors Office Interiors House of Worship Before After Streetscapes Lighting and sustainable design… creating a consciousness for the future Sustainable design : Getting the Green Light “Sustainable design meets the qualitative needs of the visual environment with the least impact on the physical environment” I A L D / Sustainable Design Committee November 2001 IALD SDC Goals ..to create an expanded awareness and consciousness of important global design issues in lighting, through educational seminars, articles and policy statements worldwide… Topics include: • Energy efficiency • Daylighting integration • Lighting Control programs • Light pollution and light trespass • Visual performance and productivity factors • Durability and Maintainability of lighting systems • Eco-Friendly Products / recognition to manufacturers What is the best strategy to create an awareness of the value of good lighting design? R.O.I / Return on investment Lighting is a technology that can actually provide a payback on an initial investment over time ! Cost$ Associated with Lighting Programs • Equipment • Installation / labor • Energy / Maintenance / life cycle costs • Daylighting design • Aesthetics / of the design and fixture • People ! • Fees …. liability and the cost of doing it right the 1st time … lets take a look at a few of these issues Equipment • Establish budgets early • Have the involvement early in the design of the project owner / operator • Do “value engineering” during the design phases • Specify systems that reduce site labor costs • Provide clear and concise specifications • Manage the design and Control the specification • Follow the IALD / LIRC Guidelines for Lighting Specification Integrity Energy and Efficiency • Life cycle cost analysis will demonstrate an easy 15%-30% return on investment when specifying an energy efficient system of lamps, ballast and high performance luminaires Eco-friendly lamps / little or no mercury Induction lamps / 100,000 lamp life Illumination Aesthetics • Creative lighting techniques brings award winning value added to any project ….. Regent Court/Dearborn Mi. Disney 5th Ave / NY NY WB Doner Offices/Southfield Mi Daylighting Integration of architecture, daylight and electric lighting systems to improve performance and reduce operations costs Scale Model Study Glare Index Computer Model Annual Illuminance Table Lighting Control System Benefits • Save energy and..reduce peak demand • Cut maintenance costs by increasing lamp life • Integrate daylight and electric light with control systems / photocells • Increase productivity in offices with personalized control in private areas • Attract attention in retail • Create ambience in restaurants Light Pollution and….quality Facts… • Billions of $$ are wasted each year from light directed up into the sky • White light is 2 to 20 times more efficient than yellow light for human nighttime visibility in certain applicatoins Visit the Dark Sky Association web site at www.darksky.org A view from the space shuttle The Human Factor • Visibility and customer perception in retail environments • Improved speed and accuracy of workers in critical inspection areas • Increased commerce in downtown districts • Improved perception of city image • Reduction in crime after dark • Reduced liability risk from accidents • Office lighting and productivity Office Productivity • Research is underway to prove what we instinctively already know…… • The quality of illumination affects mood, attitude, performance, health and productivity…. Design…using lighting qualities • Illuminance and luminance • Color / Color Kelvin and CRI • Brightness / measured, perceived and visual comfort • Illuminance contrast • Movement and patterns The Cost of Office Productivity • Lets do the math… • Cost of an office lighting system… $2.50-$6.00 sq/ft • Cost of salaries / typical office $140-$160. sq/ft • Cost to improve lighting quality $1.00-$3.00 sq/ft Now.. what IF… using proven lighting techniques could improve productivity by as little as … 5 percent ?? Case Study / Automotive Retail… Attraction.....a discussion of the illuminance criteria for specific visual tasks... a new paradigm for the industry. • Pat Moran GMC / Rochester Michigan. site lighting by Gary Steffy L.D., facility lighting by Illuminart Automotive showroom or…showcase? • Auto Show lighting conditions prior to 1992 A new way to think about lighting cars… DCX Product Evaluation Styling Dome …that applies to new car showrooms. A touch of theatrics ?… not • Glass wall illuminated with linear fiber optics • Audi Park Ave. / NY, NY Improving visual comfort, reduction of visual distractions, directing focus of attention, creating a quiet “showcase” environment…well…almost.. Pat Moran GMC, Rochester Mi. / glare control Service area illumination concepts… Goals • Improve mechanics visibility to increase productivity and improve quality control. • Create an environment that amplifies an image of quality, technology and customer satisfaction. • Provide design solutions that will provide a minimum 7 year payback on initial investment. Techniques • Provide daylight and decrease operations costs and create a superior environment • Provide good uniformity and color rendering • Specify permanent, individually controlled task lights for open hoods and under body inspection Who offers “lighting design” services? • Interior Designers • Electrical Engineers • Equipment Distributors • Electricians • Architects • Theatrical Designers • Sales “Consultants” Most lighting specifications are provided by sales consultants Qualifications • Experience and project diversity • Continuing education / Attends and provides seminars • Fee for service / Does not profit from equipment • Product Knowledge / Trade shows & research • Does not use sales consultants to provide design • Human factors / Study of human visual process and psychological factors • Design Awards / Publication in trade journals • Credentials to be aware of: – PE / Professional Engineer – LC / Lighting Certified by technical exam – IES / Illuminating Engineering Society – IALD / Member of the International Association of Lighting Designers When should you consider using a professional lighting designer ? • When client expectations are important • If controlling costs is a benefit • In permanent installations where life cycle costing or ROI is an important consideration • In projects where good „visual dynamics‟ and visibility is essential • To limit your risk of poor design quality Thank you for attending ! 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