designing light for stairs

Previously, we wrote a lot articles about the lighting of kitchens, dining rooms, living rooms, offices, bedrooms, etc. However, there is one area often overlooked, it is the stairs. The lighting of stairs often takes second place, but the importance of good lighting for the stairs must not be underestimated. How to design stairs? The first point you should consider before designing a stair is what size of the stairs needs to be by measuring the total rise. So, what is the total rise? It is the measurement from the finished floor below to the finished floor level above. Secondly, it is time to choose where to put a staircase. It is re... Read more

What is indirect lighting

What is indirect lighting technique? How can we illuminate thing around by applying it to a room? In this blog, we will provide a basic overview about Indirect lighting techniques as well as going through the benefits we can get from it. What is indirect lighting technique? Basically, the technique of indirect lighting (sometimes called uplighting) is about concealing the source of light itself onto the ceiling or upper walls without letting viewer be able to see it. By... Read more

Common mistakes and tips for gardening lighting

In this blog, we point out some common mistakes which every usually face to when planing and building light system for a garden. We belive that by learning from the mistakes of others, you can design a garden more secure and more beautiful. 1.Installing too many lights in one area It is always a wise choice to set lighting fixtures in various direction and places – especially with outdoor lighting. When you place too many lights in one place, you garden will be separated into a lopsided way – and of course, this is not the result you would like to contemplate till the end. For example, installing light fixtures directly a... Read more

Photometric Diagram and Photometric Data Files

This article will provide a basic overview on how to read a photometric diagram and interpret it into a useful information. So, what exactly a photometric diagram stands for? It is a visual representation of a light diffused by a lighting fixture, which provides a valuable information on how the light is distributed and falls upon a surface. In other words, the diagram shows what kind of light distribution is expected from the lighting fixture. Interpretation of the photometric diagram In order to better understand the logic behind the photometric diagram, let’s review diagram of Hydra lighting fixture as an example. | ![](... Read more

What is IP ratings

The water and dust protection for electrical equipment is determined by means of IP rating also known as Ingress Protection Rating – in the form of IPxx of electrical equipment. The standard for SFS-EN 60529 + A1 has been published in 2011 for electrical equipment protection and is suitable for almost every electrical appliance including light. In this blog post we will cover the basics of IP rating in relation to lighting. 1. What is the IP rating? IP rating is followed by a series of two digits explaining how an electrical product’s exterior case or enclosure can protect the inside part from water dust or solid o... Read more