Saturday, July 18, 2015

Lens for LED lights making a difference in the lighting world

Through our research and experimentation in LED lighting fixtures, we are keen to share how different types of lens achieves different lighting effects.

With appropriate lens, one can control the following attributes of lighting;

1. Beam Angle
2. Effective lighting distances and size of lighting area
3. Colour of the light
4. Shape of the lighted area 
5. Reflection on the objects' surface
6. Shadow effects
7. Objects' appearance on photos by a digital / analog camera
8. Blending light with the environment
9. Glare level to people's eyes and products

For different clientele and requirements, lens can be custom built to achieve the most desired lighting effect in high end commercial and hospitality establishments. 

With smooth integration of lighting in one's environment, it communicates an immediate emotional impression to customer of one company's brand, quality and their drive for perfection. Ask yourself how do you feel when strolling into a Chanel store compared to a typical departmental store? 

Engage our lighting consultancy services to understand how we create emotional attachment of customers to your spaces. 

Here are some examples of the lens available.


Thursday, July 9, 2015

IASPL top 5 picks for Jul 15 (Gold theme)

Hi all, our sincere apologies for skipping the June 2015 edition. Now, we are back with the latest July 2015 edition on the GOLD Theme.

Using gold in interior design is never just about being exquisite. From ancient architectures to modern trinkets, gold is always an element and colour that gives a sense of strength to objects. Moving beyond the cliche idea of power and nobility, gold colour gives a sense of stability to an environment.

In lighting, correlated colour temperature ('CCT') of 2200 - 2500K provides the closest match to gold lighting colour. Remember how you have stepped in to TWG tea shops and feel the golden aura? Thats the colour.

Note that this lighting colour is within the warm lighting. Some people also refer this easily as warm white catagory. As such this often creates a confusion when people talk about warm white lighting colour tone.

Here we look at a few ideas of having gold colour in homes! You might be astound that gold colour can actually help soothe a hectic day. At least for me, gold has an ability to take my mind away from work. It might be same for you. Enjoy the pictures!

Having a wall mural with golden yellow background adds grandiose and firmness to an environment

One is able to have pendant lights with gold interior finish. You might gaze into it longer than you expect.

Our personal favourite. Simple golden mosaic for your kitchen wall. A cheap simple method that camouflage dirt well. 

A simple ornament from Chatuchak @ Bangkok. Hang it to your walkway from the door and you get a good ambience.

An easy to get golden pendant light. It might seem crude until you hang it center of your living room and see how well it blends in with the environment. We experience the same thoughts too.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Projection mapping - visual display technology with light!

With the recent SEA GAMES held in Singapore, many have witness the vivid and vibrant display of lighting graphics on the field of Singapore Stadium!

Today we would like to share what we know of the technology. The name of this process is 'projection mapping' or 'video mapping.' It is a form of augmented reality. That is to have our eyes and mind see an image although it doesn't really exist in real form.

This method is often used in our festival of lights, Arts nights, Asian Civilisation museum and even our Singapore National Museum previously. The basic application is have video lights projected to a wall surface. While the video moves, it is often that viewer is able to distinguish the real surface and the video effect.

A highly skilled lighting videographer will be able to go beyond just using the facade of a building as a display screen. They should enable the whole building to come alive through manipulating the projection lights.

(E.g. Viewer is able to see and sense a building jumping out of its' skin and cascading towards themselves. That sub-conscious sense may make a person move themselves to avoid being 'hit' by the building. Such an experience is the real power of projection mapping and should be considered the real success of interactive visual display technology.

As a lighting consultant, we would think that knowing the capability of your hardware and the environment is 2 essential criterias for a successful video display show!


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

LED Track lights for residential projects

LED track lights is gaining much popularity these days to accentuate a feature wall. Tracklight is commonly also known as a spotlight. Till today, track lights is often using 50w Halogen light bulbs that are not only very hot, but spoils easily.

With the development of LED lightings, it has brought about a hugh change to conventional tracklights. With the LED being small and 80% less hot than a halogen spotlight; many new designs and application can be created.

We are often faced with ugly boring looking cylindrical tracklights that juts out at the ceiling. Whatever designs you have might just be spoilt by incompatible tracklights.

With our experience in lighting, allow us to show you some sneak peeks to the tracklight we will be launching soon with our upcoming month end warehouse sale.

Savour the elegant yet simplistically designed modern tracklights!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Glass and Lighting - How Lighting transforms itself with Glass!

From our continuous research in materials to accentuate lighting, hence the building where lights are deployed, we are excited to share the idea we have below.

Great lighting comes with great fixtures. Glass is one material that allows light to pass through and having the ability to change its course and colour.

Whether you have a firm understanding of refractive index or a pure glass artist, the end result is to control lights at its most basic natural form.

Let us help you and your building by bringing the best of what lighting and glass can do to your facade. All these costs will be compensated when your building becomes the talk of the town, the highlights in magazines, the awe and conversations of pedestrians. Without fail, traffic will be drawn in as no one can resist the temptation of immersing themselves in such a great work of art physically!

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Internet of things - Wireless Lighting control

So many lighting control systems today with so many protocols available. With our emphasis on simplicity in design and adoption, please see our latest wifi control system.

One router looking control unit will be able to sync with the entire lighting system easily. With our specialised knowledge in LED lightings and controls, you will have a SMART home with lighting control in no time!

- Low electrical consumption
- Ability to upgrade and link to various SMART home systems (e.g energy monitoring systems, aircon systems, heater etc)
- Affordable pricing
- Quick learn and simple maintenance
- Ability to link to DMX to offer wide ranging colour control

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

LED Lighting for Museum

Organising our research, we prepared the following write up on LED lighting in Museum.

Appropriate lighting for museums' artefacts and environment had been made easier with LED lighting. Compared to bulkier fluorescent / incandescent fixture, LED lightings smaller size makes lighting artefacts much easier.

With the high quality directional lighting, customisable lighting colours ('CCT') and accompanying filters and add ons, LED lighting will bring out the best of an art piece.

The reflective effect of LED light can be managed far more easily to allow photographers to photograph art pieces. This is done by choosing suitable power rating, filters and making use of ambient light. 

We can work with different angle light beam that forms the basis on whether that is spot or flood lighting effect. This may give a different effect in a camera.

On top of using dialux, a consultant that possess knowledge in available hardware globally and experience in the lighting effect will give you the most suitable lighting solution. This will minimise implementation time cost to bring out the best of your environment.

Above is probably a snapshot of the bigger discipline in 'Museum lighting research'. We shall bring you more updates soon.