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Light, Design and the Body - Things You Didn't Know | LEUCH’TECH™ Beleuchtungstechnik

  1. 1. How the House becomes a Home Internal Training Version 1.a
  2. 2. “Experiencing Light” The Art of Light Functionality and Benefits Our Philosophy of Light Lighting for Aesthetics Perception and Spatial Manipulation Mood Setting and the Science of Art Highlights – working with other objects of art Illumination levels Lighting Quality Table of Contents Comfort
  3. 3. Sustainability Supporting Products Choosing the Appropriate Technology Megaman® CFLs Leuch’TechTM Professional Other Partner Brands Sustainable Design Megaman® LEDs Leuch’TechTM Consumer
  4. 4. “Experiencing Light”
  5. 5. Our Philosophy of LIGHT Light illuminates and makes visible. Light exposes and governs what we see. Light highlights and guides the eye. Light accentuates; it attracts; it manipulates; it instructs. But true experience of beauty always must be functional, lest beauty be left without purpose. And beauty needs to be sustained, so forward thinking is pertinent. Only with those fulfilled can we have beauty for its own sake – something that makes people go “wow!” but also lets you sit quietly in one corner in utter bliss and comfort. Light does so many things, yet it works best behind the scenes. Which is why lighting so oft gets ignored. But without light, visual aesthetics is but an illusion, for whatever beauty the eye beholds, it does so with light. “Experiencing Light” PIC a. Experiencing Light Philosophy from Leuch’TechTM
  6. 6. PIC1. The simplest of furniture can be beautified by the right lighting arrangement and design.
  7. 7. The Art of Light
  8. 8. Lighting for Aesthetics The saying “beauty lies in the eye of the beholder” is still arguable. However, the fact that beauty needs to be beheld by the eye is certainly true. For that reason alone, lighting plays a vital part in the beauty of our beloved home. PIC2. An entrance during daytime; no artificial lighting PIC3. The same entrance during nighttime, using lights to highlight the pillars and the texture of the wooden door. When building a home, there are so many things to choose. The designer sofa, the artwork, the textures, the colors, the shapes of the tables. We want everything to be simply stunning. And so we must aim to stun! Wash a little light to the textures, and you will add to its dimensions (Pic5, right). Shoot a beam up a tree, and you will see it towering majestically in your garden (Pic4, right). Or, simply choose the right decorative pendant, and it will speak for itself (Pic6, right). Let us transform your space. It can differentiate a house from a home, and make it truly a home sweet home!
  9. 9. Pendant: FOC PIC4. Lighting up a tree makes it look taller, and accentuates the “nature” part of your home PIC5. The wall comes alive just by wallwashing it with light PIC6. The “behind- the-scene” lighting doing its job. PIC7. A pendant from FOC gets its beauty by using light to bring out texture.
  10. 10. PIC8. What lighting can do. It transforms your architecture at night.
  11. 11. Perception & Spatial Manipulation Good lighting manages both light and shadow to create an ambiance that fits the user’s needs. This section explains how we can use light and contrast to manipulate our sense of space. The human eye interprets places that are brighter to mean that they are of farther distance, That is why highlighting certain areas of a room can make it look taller or wider. In a narrow corridor, wallwashing would give the perception that it is more spacious than it actually is. Such spatial manipulation with light can give a room its added grandeur, or homeliness. The Pic (right) illustrates this theory in an actual project. In the two pictures of the exact setting, when the ceiling is lit up, the room looks taller. PIC9. (By ERCO) Different settings create different perception of space.
  12. 12. PIC10. The images on the left and the right presents the exact same room photographed at the exact same scene. However, providing more light directed at the ceiling creates the illusion that it is higher.
  13. 13. Mood Setting & the Science Of Art Different light color have differing side- effects to the human physiology. For consumers in Indonesia: Ever wonder why some supermarkets like Carrefour uses very white lights whilst others like Ranch Market uses warmer color? Would you agree that you would generally feel more energetic at the former and more relaxed at the latter? The scientific explanation for this phenomenon is this: There is a tiny part of the brain called the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus (SCN) located just above our optical nerves. This brain tissue captures and interprets the light captured by our retina, and tells the body to produce certain hormones or chemicals accordingly. This is called the body’s circadian rhythm, or for simplicity’s sake, the body-clock. A simplistic summary can be seen in PicX below. When designing lighting for your home, we can recreate this body-clock by simulating the color of sunlight that best supports our activities. For example, to achieve the highest level of productivity, we can simulate the color of sunlight at around 14:00-17:00, which would be “bluish-white” at around 5500K to 6500K. Alternatively, to get a more relaxed atmosphere, we can simulate the color of sunlight before our body stops producing melatonin (which makes us relaxed and sleepy), which would be “yellowish” at around 2700K-3000K. The picture on the next page illustrates this very point. Which atmosphere do you like best? Or, mix and match to get a different feel in the different rooms of your house. Your choice. PIC11. The Human Circadian Rhythm.
  14. 14. PIC12. Relaxed & Classy: A Residential Project using “Yellowish” light at average CCT of 2900K PIC13. Modern & Energetic: A Residential Project using “Bluish- White” light at average CCT of 6500K
  15. 15. Highlights – Workingwith other Objects of Art This artwork with light is created by Allan D. Keller of DUA Lighting. It is a perfect illustration of what light can do to an object of art (or how light can be part of the object of art). The above artwork is a 3D holographic image. The images are taken from three different viewpoints to illustrate what you will actually see when you circle around the object. It gives the illusion that the object follows us wherever we go. Directed light interacts with the texture to create shadow in the right places to give it a three- dimensional look. PIC14. Three different viewpoint of the same artwork. Light makes it look alive!
  16. 16. PIC15. A Play of Light – Pendant utilizing Light to Bring out its Texture. From Freedom of Creation. PIC16. Decorative Lights in the corridor. From Prandina. PIC17. Uplights Used to Transformda Wall into a Work of Art by Accentuating its Uneven Texture.
  17. 17. Comfort Just as you should not look directly into the sun, light works best when it remains hidden. Brightness without glare is one aspect of comfort. Glare can be discomforting, even disabling. The above bedroom simply puts away the lights from where the eyes can see; thus creating a comfortable ambiance but with enough illuminance. The light under the bed-side table acts as a night-light – one that provides light to the pathways but hide it away from the eyes. Comfort is achieved by getting the right amount of light without the glaring effects. PIC18. A Comfortable bedroom.
  18. 18. PIC19. Light is concealed, and downlights are placed where the eyesight would not view. PIC20. Another case of concealed lights. Even the pendant above the dining table hides away its lamps.
  19. 19. Functionality & Benefit
  20. 20. Illumination Levels Now we will discuss the scientific and mathematical aspect of lighting. The rationale behind that is simple: The eye needs different illuminance levels for different tasks. This is important for health, savings and functionality. The above artwork is a 3D holographic image. The images are taken from three different viewpoints to illustrate what you will actually see when you circle around the object. It gives the illusion that the object follows us wherever we go. Directed light interacts with the texture to create shadow in the right places to give it a three- dimensional look. PIC21. Lighting Simulations – A Simulated Lighting Applications with exact lumen calculations using RELUXTM Lighting Design Tool. PIC22. The Actual Result of the Above Design.
  21. 21. PIC23. Lighting Standards and Recommendations According to CIBSE.
  22. 22. Lighting Quality Sunlight gives you perfect color rendering, at 100Ra. This is the benchmark to which all other light sources are measured. Good Color Rendering will make an object more radiant, more vibrant & therefore more beautiful. The above pictures show exactly its dramatic impact. In an exact setting, PIC24 uses Compact Fluorescent at Ra84 and PIC25 uses Low Pressure Sodium at Ra28. The result is self-explanatory. PIC24. Road Lighting using 120Watt Clusterlite from MEGAMANTM.. Color Rendering (Ra) 87. Notice how clearly we can differentiate the colors. PIC25. The same Road Lighting using 150Watt High Pressure Sodium. Color Rendering (Ra) 40. Notice how the color changes blue becoming white, red becoming orange etc.. Mere brightness is not enough, we must also look at the quality of the light. The terminology we are looking at is Color Rendering, measured in Ra. This indicates the capability of the light source to bring out the actual color of the object.
  23. 23. PIC26. Energy-Saving yet Functional: Megaman® R9 LED with CRI above 90 used to illuminate display of fruits. It brings out its freshness; doesn’t attract flies (as it has no UV); and it emits no heat thereby preserving the fruits longer.
  24. 24. Sustainability
  25. 25. Sustainable Design Coming forward to the “Convenience” aspect of lighting and lighting design; we talk about Energy-saving, Maintenance, Ease of use and replacement. It should not only be beautiful, it should be easy to use and maintain. Beauty should not be inconvenient, and convenience should not be ugly! Getting the best of both world is possible when you know the appropriate technology to be used for the particular application. Both beauty and convenience can be achieved with the proper understanding of human behavior and designing solutions around it. LEDs in a chandelier takes away its massive heat, bulb-replacement, and energy problems. The right downlighting can help reduce energy consumption for as much as 30%! Bringing luminaires further down can mean less energy needed – and all this is once for a lifetime solution! PIC27. Chandeliers. Beautiful, but often unused because of excessive heat, difficult bulb- replacements, and the massive energy it consumes. Beauty should not be this inconvenient!
  26. 26. PIC28. (Top) One 6,5 * 7,5 * 3.1 (L*W*H) living room lit up with only 5 downlights of 13 watts each. This would normally be lit with at least 8 downlights at 18 watts each. With high LOR (Light Output Ratio) downlights, considerable savings is achieved; permanently. PIC29. (Left) An office lit up with fluorescent pendants. Bringing the light down means lower wattage is needed. The use of indirect light sets the mood and atmosphere.
  27. 27. Choosing the Appropriate Technology With so much hype being tossed around about the magic of LED, we may have forgotten that what is too good to be true probably isn’t. Marketing sometimes does its job irresponsibly – creating a demand that is unnecessary. Many times, marketing tries to sell something that is utterly useless. Despite the many hypes in the market about the fabulousness of LED, the technology is relatively new, and no standards have yet been set (at the time of writing) to differentiate good LED products from a bad one. And as you can see in a later section (p. XX), being uninformed can be very costly indeed. PIC30. Megaman® LED for general lighting is one amongst many that offers multi-directional light. Without it, the application of LED for general lighting just doesn’t make any sense! PIC31. Most LEDs in the market offer directional light; rendering reflectors in downligts useless, and hindering light from shining down from lamp shades. This is inefficient but expensive!
  28. 28. PIC32. (Top) The above shop – believe it or not – only uses Megaman®’s Compact Fluorescent Lamps. Not a single LED, halogen or halogen lamps. When the shop has no requirement for high contrasts, Compact Fluorescent Lamps does the job superbly with much lower investment cost. PIC33. (Left) The shop uses a combination of fluorescent lamps for its general lighting and LED lamps from Megaman® for its focused lighting. It gives the shop a higher-class look, and greater contrast to guide the consumer eye.
  29. 29. Sensible energy-saving. This room, originally consumed over 3000 Wa now uses only 320 Watt – a saving of almost 90%! Arwin, the lighting halogen technologies to LED made the magic possible. The switch wasn’t without its challenge. “The Megaman LED perform at its red part. I had to change the artwork on the wall, as well as the commented. “I deliberately chose the green apple, which is perfectly resultant savings was so significant.”
  30. 30. atts for its lighting. By changing some of its applications to LED, it g designer and also owner of the house said that the change from med much better at the green and blue parts of the spectrum, but not color of the sofa to ensure that the colors remain vibrant,” Arwin lit up by the LED. What made me extremely happy was that the
  31. 31. Supporting Products
  32. 32. Megaman® Megaman ® was establised in 1994 in Langensenbold, Germany, and is a leading international brand for energy-saving light sources. It offers multiple award-winning products that are professionally recognized. PIC34. Megaman® offers a comprehensive range of CFLs as part f its energy-saving solution. Megaman ® offers 400+ number of CFL and LED products; making it the industry’s most comprehensive energy-saving solution available. Each product is designed to be solution- oriented. It boasts the widest range of CFLs to cater to designers’ needs. Despite the industry hype with regards to LED, LED is not and may not be an all-encompassing solution. There are some applications which would be better implemented using fluorescent lamps, CFLs included. Megaman® has won numerous industry awards, and is involved in a number of environmental institutions including the Green Building Council of Indonesia.
  33. 33. Megaman® Megaman ® was establised in 1994 in Langensenbold, Germany, and is a leading international brand for energy-saving light sources. It offers multiple award-winning products that are professionally recognized. PIC35. Megaman® offers a professional range of LED solutions which not only saves energy, but also retain its aesthetic and professional properties. LEDs by Megaman ® gives users professional solutions. It offers superior color rendering, color consistency, anti-glare properties which is almost indistinbuishable from the incandescent and/or halogen products it is meant to replace. With the combined arsenals of professional LEDs and CFLs, Megaman® is better able to offer maximum energy-saving solutions that are budget- friendly. Megaman ® is a member of ZhagaTM, an international standardization for LED products which is aimed at ensuring good quality and standardization of LED products.
  34. 34. Leuch’TechTM Boven, true IP67 rated fixture for extreme outdoor applications. www.leuchtech-indonesia.com We at Leuch’TechTM love lighting, and we good quality lighting products. So, we want to provide that at the most reasonable price possible, and also to educate the market of the importance of good lighting. Our motto is “Experiencing Light,” and it is exactly what we believe. Good lighting needs not be shown off. It works behind the scenes to provide comfortable environment and sufficient illumination. And delivering value means we want to deliver lighting results, not just its products. We would talk with you to know what you want, and need. Leuch’TechTM Professional
  35. 35. Leuch’TechTM was establihed in 1999, and was Megaman®’s entry brand to Indonesia. Leuch’Tech has always supplied quality lighting products, and is committed to educating the market about good lighting products. PIC36. LEUCH’TECH CONSUMERTM products is aimed at providing good quality lighting products at reasonable prices. We at Leuch’TechTM love lighting, and we good quality lighting products. So, we want to provide that at the most reasonable price possible, and also to educate the market of the importance of good lighting. Our LEUCH’TECHTM CONSUMER Motto “Beleuchtungstechnik” means Lighting Technology. It denotes our commitment to always provide products that are superior than that of our competitors’. As such, our products always have a superior feature to offer. Better color rendering, brighter, more compact, more aesthetic, are some of the features that we boast of. But you don’t need to take our word for it! Take our products, and compare it. We are confident enough that you’ll agree with us. Leuch’TechTM Consumer
  36. 36. Leuch’TechTM was establihed in 1999, and was Megaman®’s entry brand to Indonesia. Leuch’Tech has always supplied quality lighting products, and is committed to educating the market about good lighting design. Leuch’TechTM Consumer PIC36. LEUCH’TECH CONSUMERTM products is aimed at providing good quality lighting products at reasonable prices. We at Leuch’TechTM love lighting, and we good quality lighting products. So, we want to provide that at the most reasonable price possible, and also to educate the market of the importance of good lighting. Our LEUCH’TECHTM CONSUMER Motto “Beleuchtungstechnik” means Lighting Technology. It denotes our commitment to always provide products that are superior than that of our competitors’. As such, our products always have a superior feature to offer. Better color rendering, brighter, more compact, more aesthetic, are some of the features that we boast of. But you don’t need to take our word for it! Take our products, and compare it. We are confident enough that you’ll agree with us.
  37. 37. Others Fozz® is a brand of the infamous Cidelec France, which offers energy saving architectural lighting. Ligman is a brand from Thailand that produces high-quality outdoor lighting fixtures. With weatherproof products and even immersible products in its arsenal, it has the capacity to supply to any requirement for outdoor lighting. DUA is a decorative lamp manufacturer that boasts of a director-designer Allan D Keller, a Canadian residing in Bali who is passionate about design. Its projects includes super-prestigious hotels like Bvlgari, Four Seasons, TAJ from all over the world. Some of the other arsenals we have. Professional designs, guaranteed quality and service life. We work with selected range of products from Panasonic® which satisfies the professional qualities demanded by our clients.
  38. 38. Guten’Leuchten Magazine Internal training version © 2011 Stephen Gunawan Photography by: Marcellinus Hartono Stephen Gunawan Megaman Text by: Stephen Gunawan Special Thanks to: Arwin Amir Reynard Moses Allan D Keller For more information visit: www.megaman-indonesia.com www.leuchtech-indonesia.com

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