December 2009 – LIGHT TALK

Monthly Archives for December 2009

Once in a Blue Moon…

Perth, 31st December 2009 If you look up to the sky tonight when you make your resolutions for the new year, you will note a rare event; it is a full moon on New Year’s Eve, at least in this … Continue reading

31. December 2009 by Martin Klaasen
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LED specifications

Perth, 30th December 2009 One of the big challenges we have as lighting designers is to properly specify the light fittings we believe we need to do the job right. Most of the time we start with the lighting effect … Continue reading

30. December 2009 by Martin Klaasen
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The super light bulb

Australia, 29th December 2009 Keeping up with the latest lighting technologies and developments is of prime importance as a leading lighting designer. Clients hire us because  they expect us to know about the latest and best practice in lighting. Going … Continue reading

29. December 2009 by Martin Klaasen
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Australia, 28th December 2009 Those who have seen the movie probably know already what I am going to say! After 2 days of trying we finally managed to get some tickets to see the movie in 3D. I am not … Continue reading

28. December 2009 by Martin Klaasen
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Take your time…the power of visual art

Sydney, 27th December 2009 Lighting design is often described as painting with light. There are many artists who have used light as a medium to create beautiful art pieces. Today I went to see a very inspirational exhibition at the … Continue reading

27. December 2009 by Martin Klaasen
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Wind energy

Sydney, 26th December 2009 Boxing Day! Traditionally a big day in Australia. On the commercial front because of the after Xmas sales with some shops and department stores opening their doors at 5am! But for Australia being a sporting nation, … Continue reading

26. December 2009 by Martin Klaasen
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Lighting against anti social behavior

Sydney, 25th December 2009 This is the time of the year, especially in the southern hemisphere where the summer is upon us and therefore we have our Xmas parties, barbeques and friends and family get togethers at the beach or … Continue reading

25. December 2009 by Martin Klaasen
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Xmas blues

Sydney, 24th December 2009 I don’t know about fellow lighting consultants but I am pretty sure I am not the only one with the Xmas blues. What I mean is this never ending chase from clients for lighting design information, … Continue reading

24. December 2009 by Martin Klaasen
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Chasing shadows

Sydney, 23rd December 2009 That’s it. If you are on the northern hemisphere the days have started to get longer. In the southern hemisphere, its only “down hill” from now in terms of the length of the days. According to … Continue reading

23. December 2009 by Martin Klaasen
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Wooden poles

Sydney, 22nd December 2009 For many of us the sight of wooden poles with street lights is still somewhat unique. We forget that in many countries there is no such thing as specially designed aluminum street lighting poles and natural … Continue reading

22. December 2009 by Martin Klaasen
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