Lighting Log: Lighting a Small Room Week 3

Metricon Display Home Visit

Both natural light and artificial light was too strong, producing glare

Tiles in house very shiny and produced too much reflection, all markings were visible on tiles because of pale colour.

Lighting in bathroom casted shadows on face


Lighting Log: Lighting a Small Room Week 2

Today we visited Electric City Lighting at 23 Thomas Mitchell Drive, Wodonga

LED’s are becoming more and more common.

They look attractive with crystal luminaires

Can change colour, more for effect

Can have dimmers

Can be very bright

Can get hot – so have fans

Australian Standards (1st May 2011)

Maximum of 5 watts per metre squared inside a house

Maximum of 4 watts per metre squared outside

Maximum of 3 watts per metre squared for a garage

New houses must comply

Older houses exempt

Not all down lights are interchangeable between halogen and LED lamps

Halogens can be energy savers, 20 watt gives 100 watts of light – Fabulous lighting

History of lighting

Candles > Gas Lamps > Electric bulbs/lamps (incandescent) > fluorescent > halogen

Types of lamps (artificial lighting)

Incandescent- Phased out as they overheat, have short lived use and are not cost effective in terms of electricity

Fluorescent- “diffused light”; long lived, energy efficient

LED- light emitting diodes; low running costs, great for decorative lights

Halogen- work in the same way as incandescent, different gas, reflectors within bulb, strong light, overheat easily, not very sustainable

Sodium- street lights, yellow glow

Metal Halide- works in same way as halogen and incandecent, halide gas used, take time to warm up and cool down, commercial use only

Neon-Good for signage

Watts – more watts per lamp – more electricity used

Incandescent– approx. 6o watts per lamp

Fluorescent – 11 watts per lamp

Halogen – 120 watts per lamp

Phillips– Lighting company

Warmer coloured lighting (Yellow) are cooler to touch

Cooler coloured lighting (White/blue) warmer to touch

For Bathrooms – Cooler/natural lighting towards mirror and warmer lighting over bath for relaxation

Task Lighting

Generally cool lights

As name suggests, used to perform tasks

Pointed at specific place

e.g. kitchen bench, work desk, over seat on lounge for reading, knitting etc.

Accent Lighting

Highlights particular objects such as picture frames, displays

Ambient Lighting

Surrounding lighting

Sets mood

Can be low level or brighter

Can utilise a dimmer switch

Decorative Lighting

Decorative luminaires

Eye catching

Not necessarily used as main light source

Architectural Lighting

Lights up outside of buildings/walls

shows outdoor features

Landscape Lighting

Used for gardens

Outdoor use

Rooms often utilise different layers of lighting

VIVID – lighting exhibition held in May, showcases new lighting and techniques e.g. projection, interactive lighting

Colour Rendering

measured on a scale of 1-100, 100 representing natural light

e.g. sodium- very low, halogen- very high (90’s), fluorescent – approx. 70

Lighting Log: Lighting a Small Room Week 1 Glossary

Glossary Terms

Lamp – Industry term for globe, tube or bulb

Luminaire – device that holds the lamp

Lux – The SI unit of illumination, equal to one lumen per square metre

Lumens – The SI derived unit used to measure the amount of light passing through a given
area per second. One lumen is equal to the luminous flux passing per unit solid
angle from a light source with a strength of one candela.

Luxometer – a device for measuring the intensity of infrared, ultraviolet, or visible light.

Lighting Log: Lighting a Small Room Week 1

The Brief

Mr and Mrs Cleary are in the process of building a new house and are looking for someone to design the lighting of their kitchen so it is an efficient and aesthetically pleasing area that is the heart of their new home. The room is 4m by 4m with a corner cupboard pantry. The room is East facing.