LED Lighting Design

Improving Spaces

Whether it’s for a new build project or the refurbishment of existing lighting systems, Liht can offer a free LED lighting design service to ensure you obtain the required light levels where you need them, when you need them, whilst also saving you money.

Our bodies are affected by the natural rhythm of night and day through the dynamics of daylight setting our body clock and influencing our well-being, concentration and energy levels.

It is from our circadian rhythms, a 23 hour period daily cycle for the body, that we experience physical, mental and behavioural changes, primarily responding to light and darkness in our environment.

Good lighting therefore enhances the mood and desirability of spaces, contributing greatly to people’s sense of enjoyment of the space they are in.

Through the introduction of appropriate lighting levels and colour temperature, the natural levels of melatonin in our bodies can be reduced.  Melatonin is the hormone that drives our function to sleep, so with the right lighting levels drowsiness can be prevented in the daytime.

As we end the working day and rest it is important to consider the use of dimmer switches to lower the levels of light, so allowing the levels of melatonin to be increased.

Want to understand more?

Watch these videos by Mariana Figueiro (Light and Health Program Director at the Lighting Research Center (LRC) and Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and lighting architect Rogier van der Heide about the importance of lighting and the effects on human health…

Design for lighting

To achieve high quality implementation, the best first step is a detailed and appropriate lighting specification, so achieving the required levels of light.

Also through the use of occupancy censors, daylight censors and specific task lighting, the correct lighting levels will ensure that the occupancy comfort levels are maximised to create a positive internal environment.

Our clients have all realised improved lighting efficiency and reduced lighting costs of operation and maintenance through appropriate lighting design.

Building owners and managers therefore have the potential to add value, reduce costs, enhance performance and raise productivity through the application of good lighting.

What light levels are required?

Providing the correct levels of light in a room is critical to create a comfortable environment that increases concentration levels and productivity of the occupants.

The required levels of light depend upon the activity that requires lighting as well as to provide a safe working environment.

The following is a guide to light levels for the most common types of premises as recommended by CIBSE:

Offices
  • General – 500 Lux
  • Drawing Office – 500 Lux
  • Computer Work Stations – 300-500 Lux
  • Drawing Boards – 750 Lux
  • Filing Rooms – 300 Lux
  • CAD Design Areas – 300-500 Lux
  • Print Rooms – 300 Lux
  • Switch Boards – 300 Lux
  • Post Rooms – 500 Lux
General Areas
  • Customer Reception Areas e.g. Banking – 300 Lux
  • Entrance Halls & Lobbies – 200 Lux
  • Enquiry Desks – 500 Lux
  • Lifts – 100 Lux
  • Atria – 50-200 Lux
  • Corridors & Stairs – 100 Lux
  • Atria with Plants – 500-3000 Lux
  • Escalators – 150 Lux
  • Entrance & Exits – 200 Lux
  • Changing Rooms & Toilets – 100 Lux
  • Restaurant / Canteens – 200 Lux
  • Rest Rooms – 150 Lux
Retail
  • Small Retail Outlets – 500 Lux
  • DIY Superstore – 1000 Lux
  • Supermarkets – 750 Lux
  • Garden Centres – 500 Lux
  • Showrooms – 500-750 Lux
Public Spaces
  • Churches & Village Halls – 300 Lux
Engineering
  • Tool Shops – 300-750 Lux
  • Heavy Machine Assembly – 300 Lux
  • Arc Welding – 300 Lux
  • Inspection & Testing – 500-2000 Lux
  • Spot Welding – 500-1000 Lux
Distribution & Storage
  • Loading Bays – 150 Lux
  • Trade Counter – 500 Lux
  • Unpacking & Sorting – 200 Lux
  • Warehouse/Bulk Stores – 100 Lux
  • Large Item Stores – 100 Lux      
  • Packing & Dispatch – 300 Lux
  • Small Item Stores – 200 Lux
  • Cold Stores – 300 Lux
Kitchens
  • Serving & Washing Up Areas – 300 Lux
  • Food Stores – 150 Lux
  • Food Preparation & Cooking – 500 Lux
Building Service Areas
  • Boiler House – 100 Lux
  • Mechanical Plant Rooms – 150 Lux
  • Control Rooms – 300 Lux
  • Electrical Plant Rooms – 100 Lux

The importance of correct lighting

Office

Improve the occupant’s comfort levels and so increase employee productivity

Industry

Reduce carbon footprint with programmable lighting to reduce energy costs

Retail

Showcase your products with clear colour clarity and encourage cutomers to spend more time shopping

Education

Lighting that improves alertness of a pupil and so increases concentration levels

Hospitality

Influence the mood and create atmospheres which allow occupants to relax

Health

Lighting which helps to create improve a patient’s feeling of well-being

So if you have a building which needs upgrading or a new build to design, then please get in touch…

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