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Lighting Testimonial from Melbourne Symmetry Commercial

Lighting Testimonial from Melbourne Symmetry Commercial

At Symmetry Commercial we rely on Technilux to provide us with our lamp supplies for our facilities management work at 141 Williams Street. The facility is an iconic Melbourne building home to some of the most prestigious tenants in the Melbourne CBD.   

Energy impacts of lighting

Energy impacts of lighting

Lighting is a major consumer of electricity in the United States.  According to data from the United States Department of Energy, lighting is responsible for 24% of the primary electricity demand in the building sector, a total of 6.86 quadrillion Btu.  And 65% of the lighting energy consumed in the United States is devoted to commercial buildings (D&R International, 2009).  According to a nationwide building survey, lighting makes up 38% of all electricity used in commercial buildings, more than any other system (CBECS, 2003).

The case for task lighting

The case for task lighting

The arguments in favour of task lighting are becoming harder to refute. Offices are not only overlit, but as much as 70 per cent of office downlighting can be ineffective – illuminating the carpet and the unoccupied desk is unforgivably wasteful and pointless. As well as that, workers’ individual needs and preferences vary, so blanket uniformity is as unhelpful as it is dreary.

Light distribution on surfaces

Light distribution on surfaces

Technically, luminance thoroughly describes the visual scene and should be the primary design metric. The problem is, luminance is not easily measured and calculations are complex and time consuming. Because luminance depends on the reflectance of the surface, it is highly dependent on exact knowledge of architectural and interior finishes. Most footcandle-based standards are simplified approximations of true luminance-based design and analysis. Luminance should be considered as part of the design.

Office lighting applications

Office lighting applications

Offices represent one of the largest commercial space uses in the country, making them a focus of energy conservation efforts. Lighting for offices today must be “energy effective”, that is, use energy wisely to create a work environment that is both productive and comfortable. Given the prevalent use of computers in the modern workplace, the qualitative aspects of lighting are now more important than ever.

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  • Nunawading, Victoria, Australia
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