Lighting in Design

Light Emitting Diodes are fast becoming the dominant technology in the South-African lighting market. LED’s require specific devices called LED drivers for proper operation. Most end-users are unaware of this as the driver is incorporated into the LED lamp or the LED luminaire.

In most homes the kitchen has the honour of being both the heart of the home and the most multifunctional room in the house. The right lighting is essential to both these appropriations and ultimately means the difference between a space that is merely functional and one that is fun to be in.

The Norval Foundation, a multi-sensory celebration of art, architecture and landscape, opened to the public this April. The project provided a unique opportunity for the project team; a client brief with the aspiration to create a world class art and cultural centre in an exceptional location that would be open to the public. Designed to international standards it is expected to become a significant space for art both in South Africa and globally.

Office design, and in turn, office lighting, has changed dramatically over the years. Better workplace lighting (both natural daylight and artificial light) has been linked to a 15 percent reduction in absenteeism in office environments, while other studies have reported productivity in- creases ranging from 2.8 to 20 percent attributed to optimum lighting levels. Below are the latest trends driving office lighting in the modern workplace.

When auto body specialist Renew-it was planning the design of its new branch in Edenvale, Johannesburg, Flolite Lighting Manufacturers & Distributers was able to develop a new light fitting for the company, which would improve its service dramatically.

ELDC, the European Light and Design Centre, a distributor of some of the best European lighting to Southern Africa, recently opened a new showroom in Parkhurst. ELDC imports brands such as Delta Light, Marset, Nordlux, Faro, Oluce, TossB, Michael Anastassiades and Luce Plan to name a few.

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