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Lighting The Spatial Envelope

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Portland Event Spotlight

Feb 20, 2013

 

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) presented “Lighting the Spatial Envelope” by Dr. Robert Davis yesterday downtown at the World Trade Center.

 

ICE Co. supports continued education and growth development in the electrical industry. We attended this lunch event hosted by the IES and learned about not only the benefits of lighting the spatial envelope, but how lighting can affect the overall quality of the environment, and techniques that can be used to translate these ideas.

 

In essence the event suggested that lighting engineers, designers, and all those who plan for lighting solutions should be more creative in their efforts. Sure, there are lighting levels that need to be met as a standard, but rather than looking only at the plan view of any given project when laying out the lighting design, would it not make more sense to also think about the users experience? Walk through the space, utilize elevations and perspective to visualize how a user would transition and be lead through the spaces.

 

The presentation was backed by a number of studies ultimately indicating that lighting is extremely powerful. The analogy was made that people are like moths always guided toward the light when given the opportunity. With the understanding that the use of light and dark is very influential it would be a waste not to focus efforts on integrating the lighting into the design further enhancing and coherency of the project, while still meeting the standard light level suggestions.

So readers, our suggestion to you is the next building you walk into take a look at the lighting. Is it telling the story from the plan view? It is telling the story with regards to other aspects of the design? Do you feel led from one place to the other by signage alone? Reflect on your experiences in buildings where it flows and everything feels in its proper place. Those are the buildings where the lighting and whole building solutions have been considered together. Those spaces are harmonious, and whole.

For more information on the IES.  IES Website Here

 

For the Litecontrol blogs written by Dr. Robert Davis-Litecontrol Blog Here

 

For more on how lighting influences way finding. Litecontrol Video Posts

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