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The analysis of environmental factors such as user needs and preferences, safety regulations, maintenance requirements and energy consumption is taken into account in the design of a lighting plan.

A common error is simply matching current light levels when engaged in the relighting of a facility. Best practices indicate that light level requirements should focus on mean lumens at a predetermined time in the future. All facilities use lighting technology that depreciates over time; therefore, initial lumen output is higher and decreases over time resulting in mean lumen output.

  1. Analysis of space: Detail analysis of the environment.
    A. Functional elements affecting lighting design and light delivered to tasks:
    Ceiling height, room surface finishes, work plane height, windows, skylights or other fenestrations, equipment size and shape, space geometry, flexibility requirements, removal of hazardous wastes, and existing wiring conditions.
    B. Environmental conditions have a significant effect on the selection of the proper luminaire. Factors taken into consideration: Dust and dirt, presence of chemicals, airborne grease, moisture levels, ambient temperatures, vibration, incidental abuse, and insects.

  2. Flexibility and Control Requirements
    A. Flexibility: In industrial and retail applications re-arrangement of the work space may require general renovations. Holoflex® wiring offers a fast and easy transition.
    B. Controls: Holophane offers scalable and flexible control systems from simple occupancy sensors to customized functionality in distribution controls for virtually any application.

  3. Safety Requirements: Sufficient light levels promote a safer work environment and minimize on-the-job injuries, especially in industrial settings.

  4. Maintenance Requirements: Holophane offers fluorescent and HID lighting systems that require minimal care. Our glass reflectors can be restored to near 100% efficiency by wiping the glass during re-lamping.

  5. Energy Requirements: Holophane’s superior luminaire efficiency and performance often result in significant energy reduction through the use of fewer luminaires and/or lower wattages while maintaining the designed illumination level.

  6. Regulatory Compliance: Along with energy requirements, other general regulations necessitate consideration. Local Holophane sales representatives can help determine which regulations are appropriate for specific applications.

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