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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…

CASE STUDY | Energy-efficient lighting project for ABSA

We were selected by Aecom to be their lighting partner on a project for ABSA offices in uMhlanga. A key benefit placing us at the forefront of the lighting industry, is our partnership with numerous international lighting brands. As such, 9 quality brands of lighting were selected for ABSA, which was fitting for a project of this magnitude.    A professional team, from several companies, collaborated on this project. This team consisted of an Electrical Engineer from Aecom, an architect from EPA, a construction site manager from WBHO, and an electrical contractor from Edison Power. The electrical…

CASE STUDY | Lighting installation completed for The Consol Shop

We designed and supplied a range of lighting solutions for the Consol retail store based at Cornubia Mall in  Durban.   There were several key considerations for this specific project: Being a glass retail outlet, aesthetics was of particular significance Lighting needed to be adjustable, in order to accommodate a dynamic showroom floor with layout and configurations changing often Considering the multiple applications for the lighting in the store, functionality was also of utmost importance With these drivers in mind, we took to the drawing board and designed a comprehensive solution encompassing…

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