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Architectural lighting

Today, architectural lighting has become an important part of the city lighting system which interacts closely with its architectural and engineering solutions.

The architectural lighting design is aimed at illuminating buildings, parks, squares, or their individual parts, highlighting their specific solutions or decoration elements. Such lighting solutions allow to make objects visible and recognisable in the dark, or even during the day. Today, in every metropolitan area you can find examples where the ordinary house illumination unexpectedly attracts attention and maximises the value of the building.

In the design of the lighting it is very important to assess the project’s initial investment and subsequent labour and maintenance costs. Specialists will accurately balance the aesthetic appearance, the normative standards of illuminance or luminance and efficiency of energy consumption, avoiding light pollution or excessively bright lighting. Most of such lighting is permanent, static, monochrome, but with rapid advances in lighting technology dynamic, contrasting polychromatic illumination is also increasingly used. On the one hand, it means a lot of possibilities for colourful effects, interactivity, but also the risk to overdo it or use effects not where they are mostly needed. At Gaudrė, architectural lighting projects are created by professional architects and lighting designers who are skilled not only in lightning technique, physics, but also in human physiology and psychology.

Today’s urban architecture often concentrates on architectural elements of a specific object, ignoring the whole concept of the area. And thus, in the dark we do not even recognize these objects as we are used to see them only in daylight. This is particularly true for historical and cultural heritage objects. Historicity is left out and overshadowed solely by technical issues. Yet, it is not technology that determines the lighting design, but rather the design dictates which technologies should be used.

Building lighting can be different depending on its function. Functional lighting is most important in medical, office and sports centres, meanwhile casinos, theatres, museums prefer emotional, aesthetic lighting. It is therefore important that the science of light and lighting techniques are combined with the artistic use of light.

Light fixtures for simple installations can be selected on the basis of technical specifications of luminaires and their database. For complex projects we usually make a 3-D model and use special lighting simulation software for the calculations of illuminance, luminance and for object visualization. Based on these calculations and visualizations the customer can accurately predict the final result of lighting, and professionals can meet customer expectations.

Contact us and see that the best lighting solutions are born in Gaudrė.

Services:

  • Lighting project development
  • Calculation of illuminance and luminance
  • Visualizations
  • Energy saving solutions
  • Individual consultations