This lighting guide, which is available online from Peachtree Lighting, contains 25 short, but comprehensive, easy-to-use lessons in architectural lighting basics. Light Learning will serve the entire lighting design community, especially new people.
The architectural community has repeatedly clamored for easy to use information offering a glimpse at the big picture of designing with light. New people especially, along with anyone looking to brush up, or seeking a current embrace because of an impending project, will want to review the lessons in lighting.
The material is easy to access and use -- just log on to Peachtreelighting.com and click on the "Peachtree U/Light Learning" button. It is recommended to bookmark this page for future use.
Covington, Ga.-based Peachtree Lighting, a leader in point-source energy efficient architectural down-lighting, cylinders and decorative luminaries has just introduced the service of this comprehensive guide to lighting architectural spaces in an energy efficient way.
The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America provides to its members thousands of pages of considerations for lighting designers. This information is quite detailed and can be very helpful.
Many fixture (in addition to Peachtree Lighting) and lamp manufacturers provide large amounts of detailed information: dimensional data, lamp/fixture output reports or charts, beam spread data and electrical data to those doing a lighting design. Mostly this information is geared to the experienced lighting designer or electrical engineer. There has been very little for the new architectural person seeking a short overview and guide.
Guide Topics include: General observations regarding architectural lighting, art and science of lighting, focal points, brightness, contrast, effects with light, glitter and glare, recommended luminance intensities, energy and lamps and specific lamps including issues.
The lighting designer for a project such as church, hospital, motel, office, public space or specialty application can easily access information and make many choices, compare data regarding size and performance output, as well as features and attributes, in their quest to provide the most comprehensive, easy to use interactive help suite .
Depending upon the specific selections, easy to use pull down menus appear on the web site selection guide including various special functions to help the lighting specifier narrow down the options available to achieve the best possible illumination of distinctive interiors.
The lighting designer can make a choice based upon description and then click on the "PDF" page number icon, which will then bring up the complete data sheet, with product photo, dimensional drawings and complete detailed specification information. Next the designer can opt to access the IES formatted luminaire performance report, in a form that will easily integrate with any major Design Layout software program.
In addition, the eight product category sections (cylinders, church, medical, pendants/bowls, decorative, down-lighting, LED/specialty and custom) each contain: installations/applications photos, application guides and many color product brochures in downloadable PDF format as well as a direct link to see RAL color samples.
Peachtree Lighting feels this new service, along with the enhanced information on the Web platform, will greatly improve efficiency for building designers charged with the responsibility of soliciting distinctive energy sensitive illumination. The Web Platform allows seamless access anytime to the almost 6000 luminaire choices available to the designers of nonresidential facilities, from Peachtree Lighting.