The city street
Lighting walkways and smaller urban streets are important to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere in the urban environment. The lighting provides a sense of security and comfort while helping to increase the city's attractiveness.
Along the facades on the main street, there may be both residential entrances as well as entrances to restaurants and shops. The areas around the entrances of various kinds should be well lit. At the same time, lighting should be designed in such a way that it does not cause glare.
Using wall luminaires along the facades around the street is a good option. Lighting with street optics can be a good choice if the light is directed downward. An omnidirectional wall light even throws light on the facade behind.
In smaller urban streets with shops, the light radiating from the storefronts can be just enough. Since there are residential floors above the stores it is good if lighting at higher altitudes are avoided in such environments.
Post top lighting
A post top luminaires spreads light over large areas and is well suited for general lighting in the street and sidewalk. In addition to the posts a little more pronounced lighting can be used via bollards. Using the light from the bollard level differences can be highlighted, making the environment more easily navigable
Lighting can have a negative impact on the environment. Every species on earth has biological cycles that repeat themselves about every 24 hours. These are called circadian rhythms. With the development of electric lighting the circadian rhythms in many people has changed. Researchers have expressed concerns that a broad spectrum of diseases are associated with disruption of this rhythm. Excessive exposure to artificial light can also have effects on the ecosystem. The use of active control of lighting is therefore a very good idea.
An important requirement today is to prevent light pollution by eliminating the light that spreads upward from the luminaire. Our products are designed in such a way that light pollution is minimized and can therefore handle the high efficiency requirements placed on outdoors fixtures today.
The white light is perceived by the eye as a natural light and can help people to feel safer when it is dark outside. Thanks to a superior color reproduction and a higher perceived brightness, it becomes easier to discern colors, shapes and details. The older we get the worse our vision becomes. A 40-year-old needs four times as much light to see as well as a 20-year-old. A 60-year-old needs eight times as much light.