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LED Lighting-Architectural Lighting Solutions

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Update time : 2019-01-14 17:29:58
Architectural lighting has traditionally been the term used to describe the production lighting for museums, exhibitions, landmarks, heritage, retail and leisure. Architectural lighting aims to reveal the existing form of a building and create links between it and the landscape, defining a unique identity while respecting the living environment of people.However, increasingly, the requirements for these sectors is overlapping with what has normally been regarded as entertainment lighting. Architectural lighting can range from general illumination of an area to feature lighting of a particular subject matter. Often architectural lighting will utilise specialist LED technologies to provide interior or exterior illumination of rooms, building facades, gardens, statues and other featured subject matters.


While LED lighting offers exciting possibilities, it is important to recognise that LED lighting is not currently a complete replacement for all other architectural lighting sources.
Traditional tungsten profile fixtures offer a consistent quality of light that is difficult to replicate with LED fixtures and discharge moving lights offer output and features yet to be achieved with an LED alternative. However, embrace LED technology for what it can do well and it will surely add a new dimension to almost any production lighting system.

Led Lighting objectives

Led Lighting can transform the night-time appearance of a building or landscape. The aesthetics, usability and desirability of a structure or place can be increased by good lighting design. To achieve this, there must be a clear understanding between all parties on the objectives of the night-time scene.
Architectural Lighting has three main categories:
• Historical - buildings and structures of special historic interest
• Contemporary - modern and “industrial” premises
• Ambience - parks, precincts and water features

All three share the same three broad lighting design objectives:appearance, performance and safety. Most buildings and their surroundings have a purpose, whether it is commercial or tourism, historical aesthetic or modern. The lighting needs to enhance the brand image, to bring out the beauty of the architecture and open the surrounds to confident exploration and enjoyment. A well lit approach can provide an enhanced appearance whilst satisfying the requirements for safety of those using the space and those who own it. When translating these objectives into lighting criteria there are several considerations. Firstly, since the visual size of the details to be seen are generally large low levels of lighting tend to be sufficient. Secondly the lighting of vertical surfaces assumes more importance outdoors.


Led Lighting fixtures are, of course, used for a plethora of purposes. Apart from simply providing illumination to allow people to see better, fixtures are also oftentimes employed for architectural purposes, for instance to highlight features to provide an intended aesthetic appearance. Architectural lighting includes facade lighting, coloring, outlining, spot-lighting, silhouetting, or any applicable combination of these types of techniques. For example, in some structures it is desirable to deliver a large visual hot spot or high point of illumination to attract interest to that area. Accent lighting is used for such purposes. Highlighting building facades can enhance dimensionality and context to a nighttime scene but can simultaneously result in visual distractions visible from a great distance. Wallwashing and grazing are lighting techniques that are used in a multitude of different spaces to attain various design goals. Effective wall grazing fixtures will distribute light along side height of the wall, with uniformity of illumination desired amongst the lowest and highest vertical areas of the wall, which uniformity is hard to delineate and challenging to achieve.
No matter what the intent behind the lighting, effective lighting will ideally have the light reliably and efficiently delivered to provide the desired lighting. Digital lighting technologies, particularly light-emitting diodes (LEDs), offer a practicable alternative to traditional fluorescent, HID, metal halide, and incandescent lamps. LED lighting have a number of other appealing features. They are fully dimmable without color variation. LED lighting are instant on, instant off light source. They are capable of starting cold and low voltage DC operation. LED lighting can be binned for photometric luminous, flux, color, wavelength, radio metric power, and forward voltage. Furthermore, LED lighting produce directional light as opposed to conventional light sources that emit light omnidirectionally, which then causes a loss of intensity. Typical losses vary from 40% to 60% of the light generated. The direct nature of LED lighting can contribute to efficiencies of 80% to 90%. Fanguang Lighting,the China professional Led Lighting Manufacturer, having the excellent products,contribute efficiencies over 95%. This translates to reduced maintenance costs by doing away with or practically trimming the frequency of required maintenance. These characteristics provide many favorable aspects for LED lighting systems over the conventional architectural lighting systems. 
LEDs can be designated to emit at any desired wavelength, for example in the red, green, blue, ultraviolet, or infrared spectral regions. LED color compatibility with fluorescent and incandescent sources also means they are advantageous in environments with mixed light sources. In an array of LEDs, LED lighting are able to each emit in the same spectral region, or can radiate in different spectral regions. Different LED lighting may be employed to generate different colors where the color of light produced from the light emitting element is selectable. Some RGB LED lighting feature adjustable color temperature (e.g., 3000K- 6500K), making it possible for their "tuning" for color matching or decorative effects. Multi-color linear LED lighting uniformly illuminate a sizable portion of a wall, precisely target a full spectrum of saturated color and superior quality white light, rendering high-quality intelligent color and white light from the same fixture, granting an unparalleled level of design freedom. In particular, luminaires employing high-flux LEDs are fast proving itself to be a superior alternative to conventional light fixtures owing to their higher overall luminous efficacy and ability to generate an assortment of lighting patterns and effects. 


With appropriately designed electronic control systems, LED lighting can be controlled for color balance and intensity while maintaining color fidelity. This is not typically attainable with traditional light sources. Light control systems can introduce dynamic brightness and color effects which could offer subtle enhancements or gaudy distractions, in accordance with the range, speed and duration of the changes and the preferences of the reviewer. Individual control of the different LED lighting benefits in the ability to control the color of the emitted light.  Use of quickly changing, dynamic text, images or patterns, particularly with direct view sources, needs careful attention to avoid creating distraction hazards for vehicle operators and/or generating obtrusive light to the surrounding community.

Architecture Lighting properly can transform a dark, bland building or storefront into a beautiful treasure. Fanguang Lighting can highlight unique architectural details or add movement to the most ordinary of structures. Proper Led lighting will provide safety in low-lit areas and welcome visitors. With our knowledge, experience, and skills, we can help you find the right technology, solve installation challenges, and work with you throughout the design, building, and commissioning process.