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LED light quality is kind of a big deal

Posted by Rob Gemmell on Aug 28, 2014 9:45:00 AM

 

Many people take their light quality as seriously as their morning coffee.

According to KNX Today, the task of specification has become less about what the fixture looks like and more about the light quality coming from it. As a result of individual point sources of LED indoor lighting, the beam of light distributed has become a bigger part of the design process and the structural components have become less so. In fact, companies like Vode Lighting have made it their goal to consciously minimize and reduce the lighting fixtures and related hardware. Lighting designers are not as concerned now about whether a pendant fixture has a brushed bronze finish as they are about how the light being presented can be used most effectively as part of the esthetic quality and functionality of a space.

While LED systems are suitable for providing uniform washes of light, they can also be used to create diffused glows just as easily as precise beams with less wasted light. This allows a designer to create wide ranges of effects from sharp contrasts between shadow and light to atmospheric looking spaces with little indication of where the light sources are.

 

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Topics: LED color quality, lighting quality, LED Lighting, architectural lighting, Lighting Design, art & inspiration

Color Quality with LED Lighting Systems

Posted by Rob Gemmell on Jul 18, 2014 6:37:00 AM

 

LEDs might require lighting designers' clients to dig a little further into their pocketbooks, but there are numerous reasons why lighting designers and architects should stick to their high reverence for LED lighting - and color quality is definitely one of them.

One of the best reasons to make the switch to an LED lighting system is the major benefit you can achieve regarding color quality and illumination. In the lighting industry, getting the appropriate amount of color flexibility in your fixtures can be a challenge, especially if you are a lighting designer or architect that is being paid to light up a space that relies on some strict parameters, such as those applicable to art, retail and hospitality venues.

 

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Topics: LED color quality, color therapy, lighting quality, lighting designers, tunable white lighting

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