Beware Of Excessive Lighting Design, Which Is Bad For Money And Bad For Your Health

- Sep 09, 2019-

China's lighting design development has only been more than 20 years. Compared with developed countries such as Europe, America and Japan, the industry base is relatively weak. However, in recent years, with the successful hosting of the world-renowned international conferences such as the Olympic Games, the Asian Games, and the World Expo, as well as the rapid development of China's real estate industry and urbanization, the lighting design industry has quickly become familiar. It took only a decade to ignore the lighting design and over-illumination design.


"Because of the unreasonable lighting design, there is a huge waste of electricity. Not only that, excessive lighting design may also cause light pollution, which makes people feel dizzy, anxious, etc. It can be described as hurting and hurting!" Be wary of excessive lighting, which has gradually become the consensus of designers and builders.


Eliminate excessive lighting and improve the professionalism of the design


"The lack of professional talents is the main reason for the excessive lighting design." As a director of the China Lighting Designers Union, Ren sees a lot of attention to the professionalism of talents in the development of the industry. As the domestic lighting design industry is in the early stage of development, many university graduates have invested in this new industry. Although this brings fresh blood and sufficient manpower, there is no lighting design profession in China. The division is also very small, more lighting designers are transforming from art, architecture and other disciplines to lighting design.


According to the introduction of Zhimei Lighting Designer, he has also been exposed to some new graduates. Although these new forces have their unique design concepts and artistic background, they lack professionalism and deep understanding of the industry. Their lighting design is too artistic, and ignores practical issues. Some newcomers, in order to achieve visual effects, enhance brightness, blindly use lights to build up, resulting in a lot of power waste; there are some designs, the use of high-pressure spotlights, not only increase the cost, waste of electricity, but also cause local temperature rise High, it poses a safety hazard, and may even cause light pollution to affect people's health. Lighting design is an art, but it is a science. Art seeks beauty, science seeks truth, lighting design not only requires brightness, color temperature, primary and secondary, melody beauty, but also must be able to match the illuminance, electrical, control, energy saving. Without a professional design, it is easy to get rid of the end, and thus excessive.


Avoid excessive lighting, design suitability is key


China's lighting design has evolved from a blind development period to a stable and mature development. The current lighting design emphasizes energy efficiency and environmental protection. The "Architectural Lighting Design Standards" clearly stipulates the unit power density of space lighting. If the lighting load per square meter exceeds the corresponding illuminance specified in the regulations in the design plan, the energy consumption of this design case will exceed the standard and will not pass. . In this regard, lighting designers need to apply the principle of appropriateness, the most reasonable design, to achieve the required standards by selecting lighting equipment with higher light efficiency, or changing the lighting method.


"The suitability of lighting design may be interfered by customers in the implementation, but as a professional lighting designer, it is necessary to adhere to the professional concept and assume the responsibility of guiding the market to mature development," he said. For example, landscape lighting in some remote suburbs does not need to be so bright, but local leaders will demand “highlighting”; in the brighter environment of downtown commercial streets, there will be a “brightening” rule. If you blindly meet the needs of customers, it will cause huge waste of funds and energy due to "over-lighting." From the perspective of the benign development of the entire industry, it is very meaningful for designers to adhere to the energy-efficient road of lighting and adhere to the principle of suitability. Try to use the least number of lights to express the most perfect effect. When choosing a lighting product, you should choose the most suitable one according to your needs. Grasping the suitability, we can ensure that the lighting design meets the green environmental protection standards, avoid excessive, not only achieve energy efficiency in terms of energy efficiency, but also avoid damage to the human body caused by light pollution.


Zhimei Lighting Chief Designer Ren Jian said that lighting design is a cause for human light, and energy conservation and environmental protection are the common eternal theme of human beings. Be wary of excessive lighting, follow the "people-oriented" design concept, and carry out green with professionalism and suitability. Lighting design can promote the overall level of China's lighting design industry.