the Tips for a
A good lighting design must take into account basically two things: the use of space and all that
We want to enhance it.
A living, for example, a balanced lighting must merge a general and diffuse light to
execution of tasks
like the chandelier over the dining table
with other more focused
in the table of
Center, a sculpture or a painting. It signifi
CA at least three independent circuits
(in the photo, of 58 m ², the architect used eight circuits). The new automation systems and
dimerization allow make combinations between the circuits, graduating the intensity of lamps and
so, create a vari
age of scenes for different uses. There are so many technological resources to our
provision is needed the help of an expert. The good news is that most stores
account with architects and light designers ready to guide the clien
The walls that separated dining room this room came down and the lighting design helped
integrate the environments. The architect Marcelo Rosset created scenes with different atmospheres and used a
Automation system of Schenna
1. square Spots with dichroic light up the wall, which hits the light into the room. “Driving the light for the
wall is a good way to get a diffused light, “said Rosset.
2. Coffee tables are highlighted through pockets of concentrated light of
70 AIR lamps,
installed in metal light fixtures attached to slab.
3. Created by Rosset in partnership with Bertolucci, the chandelier emanates a diffuse light for dinner.
Wall sconces with built-in dichroic in wall create an indirect light.
4. As a counterpoint to the light
diffuse the chandelier and the walls, 70 AIR lamps with light well
closed the trimmer in the dining environment.
5. In the bar, halogen lights behind the acrylic panel saw a lighted background for the bottles. The
other side of the shelf, spots embu
given the objects.
6. In front of the bookcase in the home theater, the three dichroic light circuit in time to choose the DVD
and pack the shelves. Is the call service light.
7. Installed in moulding, incandescent light hoses distribute a
uniform illumination and
yellowish that accentuates the different planes of plaster lining.
8. In the dining room, two opposite walls receive the concentrated light and bright light bulbs
Dichroic and reflect light to the environment in a uniform manner.
different with a simple touch
Resident of a loft in São Paulo, the architect Consuelo Jorge underscores the convenience that the automation
lighting system offers. “The headboard of my bed, I turn off the light in the whole House,” he says.
But what she likes me
SMO is the versatility of the equipment to create climates according to your mood
and your need. “One of my favorite scenes, what I call ‘ dinner by candlelight ‘, comes on
the garden fixtures and few lights in the living room, “he explains. Without doubt, the greatest
advantage of this type of
Automation is to offer convenience to the user, who can change the climate of the environment with just a
touch. “By pressing the button on the keypad or remote control, it will be engaging, at once,
sets of lamps that correspond to c
specific ircuitos “, explains João Jorge Garcia,
Scenario, a company specialized in the subject. Second the light designer Rodrigo Jardim, the Synapse,
Automation is a great ally in the creation of a project in accordance with the personality of the
as if we were directors of a theater scene, “explains. Another advantage of the control
automated is that it regulates the intensity of light of lamps (dimerization) and thus saves
energy. The disadvantage is the high cost of the equipment. “The
LSO, no automation
is very useful in small apartments, with a few circuits “, explains the architect Gilberto Franco. In this
case, he recommends simple dimmer as a resource to multiply the effects of light in the environment.
This automation Panel
Lutron, called Graphic Eye
3000, allows you to share the
a lighting environment
in up to six circuits, which
combined with each other, create 16
different scenes. A special programming makes the scenes slowly (and Exchange
m up to 1 hour) to
people don’t realize the change of MoveOn.
Tips to save energy
Device that allows you to control the light intensity, the dimmer
reduces energy consumption and, of
breaks, increases the durability of the lamp.”The electronic models allow an economy still
bigger, “explains Claudia Garcia, of Delmak, company that sells the American brand Lutron
(specialized in automation and dime
of reflection). The choice of lamps also influences
the consumption. The
on average, consuming fluorescent 80% less than incandescents. “Therefore, should be
used in environments where light stays on more than 4 hours per day, as service areas “,
ICA Marc Van Riel, La Lampe. For Marc, in social areas such as living rooms, used by
a few hours during the week, fluorescent lamps can be avoided. “Reproduction of
colors is less than that of incandescent and halogen lamps, “he adds. ENC
ontrado fluorescent only
Compact, Procel stamp Inmetro, pasted in the lamp cartridge, acknowledges that the product is economical
and has an efficiency standard approved by Cepel (electric power Research Center).
An eye on lamps
The store shelves display an incredible variety of models. They all, however, belong to a
of the three families: incandescence (the most common), (the most economical) fluorescent and halogen lamps (the
The big downside is that does not reproduce the colors faithfully, even the light
hot. The advantage is on energy savings and durability. The format of the bulb may be tubular,
round or aspiral.
Generates light based
in the heat of a tungsten filament and
different shapes of bulb. Reproduces the colors with full fidelity, but consumes a lot of energy and
it loses its effectiveness over time.
Halogen type equipped with a reflector which plays cal
or backward, so it produces more light
brilliant. With light concentrated (angles between 20 and 60 degrees), form a halo shaded in
Incandescent halogen gas type which improves your performance and durability
(last two times
s and a half longer than common incandescent). May have the base of the main type (such as
in the illustration) or thread.
High power (200, 300 or 500 W) used in light fixtures that direct the
light to the ceiling, creating a smoother penu
mbra. Produces a lot of heat and should never be used to illuminate
works of art.
The torch set (with angles between 4 and 24 degrees) makes this ideal to highlight lamp
Special objects and works of art. A against
involves the capsule and reflector
As well as the dicróica, has reflective surface that improves performance. The difference
is the thick glass and dotted, that emphasizes the brightness of light. The 20 or 30 PAIR PAIR models differ in the
size and power.
Some basic effects combined ensure good lighting and bring
comfort without the resident
If you know it. “The best lighting design is
the one in which there seems to be a project “, says Ricardo
Light up (Uplight
This effect is great for creating the General light in a room or in a room. One or more
points of light play the luminosity to the ceiling, which should be painted white. He, for your time, reflects
the light for the entire environment, creating a gradient effect on the walls.
Down light (downlight)
Halogen lamps of close focus on the ceiling are directed to the
elements that you want to highlight. To hit the target, you must
a geometric calculation taking into
view of the foot
law and the angle of the beam of light from the lamp.
Light on the walls (wallwash)
Here too it is necessary to do an equation, adding a variable:
distance from the lamp to the wall. The intention is to value one of the walls and create an effect where the light goes
the name suggests that the light wash
Wall from top to bottom.
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