There are many things to consider when lighting the inside of your facility, but your nighttime exterior lights should be an equal concern. Do you have enough light for people to safely navigate around your walkways and parking areas at night? Are you positive you aren’t over-lighting, wasting energy and polluting the night sky with extra light? There is a fine line to stride when it comes to designing the best exterior lighting system for your building. When you mindfully design an exterior lighting system, these components come into balance and it is relatively easy to achieve a night time environment that saves energy, offers quality light and does not waste energy or spill light into unwanted areas.
Façade Lighting Dubai UAE advices to avoid light pollution
One modern lighting concern when it comes to exterior lighting applications is light pollution. Light pollution factors include Glare, Light Intrude and Reflected Light. Façade Lighting designer chooses the correct fixtures for each area of your outdoor lighting, with the correct amount of light specified, these three factors are negated. Here’s an easy definition of each:
Glare light is a visual impression caused by extreme and unrestrained brightness. It can be disabling or simply uncomfortable. It is subjective, and sensitivity to glare can vary widely.
Light intrude occurs when spill light is cast where it is not wanted. Light intrude is somewhat subjective because it is difficult to define when, where, and how much light is unwanted. A light intrude is that when spill light from a streetlight or floodlight enters a window and illuminates an indoor area. Proper aiming of the floodlight and shielding would significantly reduce the light intrude.
Reflected light happens where extra light is cast off of surfaces and directed into areas where it is not required, but it can also be light that reflects off of surfaces you intend to light, such as sidewalks and parking lots. Some amount of reflected light is unavoidable, but to cut down on reflected light and “Sky Glow” be sure that light levels are appropriate and that areas are not over-lit.
Façade Lighting concerns about night time safety
While focusing on glowing and portraying your building like a star at night, façade lighting concerns safety of passersby. Who are all driving, walking and using space in and around your building must don’t feel any inconvenience regarding the light you used to make your building glitter.
Need to concern about the amount of glow, reflection, heat, and many other exterior light related factors. Façade Lighting will come up with unique solution for these night time concerns.