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READ | UV-C Lighting In Focus

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a renewed focus on ensuring that workplaces, facilities and public spaces are safe to use. Interest has since turned to ultraviolet lighting as a tried and tested means of disinfecting air, water and surfaces. In this article, we give an overview of what UV lighting actually is, how it works and where it can be applied. The science of it all UV light is that part of the electromagnetic spectrum that spans 100-400 nanometers (nm). Basically, it is divided into three different types, A, B and C. UV-A and UV-B is found in sunlight. It’s what gives you a suntan…

Inquire now! | Philips Solar SunStay Street Light

Solar street lighting is becoming more attractive of an investment than conventional street lighting. Why? Draw your own conclusion by considering these main benefits of solar street lights… Advantages of Solar Street Lighting Brings light to areas without access to electric grid Saves energy Preserves landscape as no trenching for cabling required Environment friendly Sturdy construction for long life So, from the above we’ve seen that solar lights save you money and provide security and visibility, even during power outages. Another major benefit is that no trenching or cabling is required,…

CASE STUDY | Circadian Rhythm Lighting Installation at Growthpoint

We completed the installation of a Philips circadian rhythm lighting system at the head offices of Growthpoint Properties - the first project of its kind for Philips and Magnet in South Africa. This prestigious lighting installation, based on the human circadian rhythm, was an exciting challenge for us. In collaboration with Philips Lighting and Growthpoint Properties, our team designed and installed a circadian rhythm lighting system in all ground floor meeting rooms at Growthpoint’s Johannesburg head office. The mandate for this project encompassed selection of an energy efficient lighting…

The Quality of Lighting part 5 | The Economics of Light

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve uncovered factors that contribute to the Quality of Lighting. These factors include: - Lighting Levels - Spatial distribution of light - Directionality of light - Colour of light Click on items from the list above to view articles from previous weeks. This week, we’re wrapping up the series by delving into the economics of light. This topic tackles the financial considerations of a lighting installation. We will also touch on the effect of lighting on the environment.   Economics of Light Characteristics of a bad lighting installation Lighting installed…

Light and Health - How lighting influences our well being

Did you know that lighting has an effect on your health? In this article, we discuss the connection between light and our well-being. A millennial medical discovery At the start of the new millennium, medical scientists discovered a third type of photoreceptor cells in our eyes. Previously, it was believed that the only photoreceptor cells in the eye were rods and cones. Now, we know that the ganglion cells in the retina of the eye are also photosensitive i.e: sensitive to light. These cells have a nerve connection to the biological clock located in the brain. This, in turn, has a nerve connection…


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