Office lighting design

Whenever you are designing a new office, lighting design is an essential part of it. Particularly, choosing suitable lighting for the office impacts employee working conditions and the general look of the space. LED is a great solution for office lighting due to its cost-effectiveness, environmental benefits and the employee productivity it brings. LED produce little amounts of heat while at the same time providing an even light distribution in the space. In addition, many scientific studies have proven the influence of light on human beings. Lighting, if chosen correctly, can boost productivity, motivation, creativity and general well-being ... Read more

Revit tutorial: Café and restaurant lighting design

In one of our earlier articles we shared our knowledge on lighting design for café and restaurant. In this blog post we add to that by providing a lighting design tutorial in Autodesk Revit by using LIGHTS add-in. After the tutorial you will: Learn what is LIGHTS and how to use it. Learn how to fast and easy create a lighting design in Autodesk Revit. Learn what lighting fixtures are suitable for café design. Learn how to create a leaner array. <iframe width="800" height="450" src="https://youtube.com/embed/uEeCJw_ZSyI" frameborder="0... Read more

The basics of color temperature

While selecting the right lighting fixture for your project, it is essential to consider a great variety of factors which affect the final design. By being responsible towards the entire atmosphere and the environment in the space, color temperature is one of those factors. What is color temperature? Color temperature describes the light appearance perceived by people and is measured by the unit called Kelvin (K) on a scale from 1000-10000K. The lower Kelvin, the more red the light. In turn, as we go higher on the Kelvin scale, the light becomes white and then transforms into blue. For example, candle light accounts for around 1800 K,... Read more

Lighting design in Revit: Façade lighting tutorial

In one of our earlier articles we shared our knowledge and expertise on façade lighting with LEDs. In this article we add to that by providing a step-by-step tutorial on how to design façade lighting in Revit by using the LIGHTS add-in. After the tutorial you will: Learn what is LIGHTS and how to use it. Learn how to fast and easy create a lighting design in Autodesk Revit. Learn what lighting fixtures are suitable for outdoors and particularly façade design. Learn how to add a lighting fixture in the architectural model. <b... Read more

How to install Lights for Autodesk Revit

Lights is an application for architects and designers who are using Autodesk Revit. Lights is a LED luminarie library which was designed to make lighting design easier and faster. More information on what Lights is and what benefits it has, can be found in our previous blog post. In this post we will guide you through and explain you step by step how to install our Lights app. Important: Before installing any add-in for Revit, make sure that you are an Autodesk subscriber or have an Autodesk Education account. How to install... Read more