With new technologies like GU10 LED dimmable lamps emerging and advancing rapidly, it is high time to review your knowledge of lighting terminologies and what the terminologies mean. Our guide to common home improvement, repair and construction terminologies and definitions come in handy when you what to familiarise yourself with construction and home improvement lingo and what you need to know in lighting in order to nail your construction or home improvement projects. (more…)
Many of us will spend a huge portion of our lives in an office environment. As lighting specialists we have a unique understanding of the challenges faced by those responsible for implementing office lighting that’s both cost effective and practical (i.e. healthy for employees)
We’ve all seen TV shows where a hard-working detective protagonist stays late in the office to look for clues online using only the light of the VDU. Although stylistically valuable in terms of mood-setting, using a VDU as a sole light source can cause headaches and conditions associated with eye strain. In offices where workers are expected to operate during dim or dark hours of the day, effective office lighting – both overhead and personally sited – is essential.
Although it rather goes against our business savvy to promote daylight as the best possible form of lighting, the fact is it’s true. The human body is at its most efficient and soothed when working in daylight (that’s why a couple of extra hours at the office during winter seem like an eternity!) All office lighting – track lighting systems, wall lighting, desk lights, fluorescent lighting etc – should aim to impersonate daylight.
The likes of LED GU10 wall lights can be very effective in terms of creating an environment bathed in light. For example, LED downlights used alongside overhead lighting and wall mounted ambient lights can help to develop an office where light is plentiful and shadows banished, imitating daylight and promoting productivity.