Monthly Archives for February 2011

What attracts us to light?

Perth, 28th February 2011 Over the weekend I wrote my column for the upcoming issue of Lighting Today magazine and I thought of sharing parts of it. The subject of my column was triggered by one of the main cover … Continue reading

28. February 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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LED in the cold…

Perth, 25th February 2011 I am learning more and more about LED’s every day. First I shared with you my experience in regards to dimming, now I need to share with you about temperature and how it affects LED’s. In … Continue reading

25. February 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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LED dimming

Perth, 24th February 2011 One of the latest issues we are now facing as lighting designers is the compatibility of LED lamps for dimming. Though many lamp manufacturers claim their lamps are dimmable it seems that actual dimming capability varies … Continue reading

24. February 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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Left or right handed

Perth, 23rd February 2011 Many tasks and sports have to deal with whether you are right handed or left handed. Writing is probably one of the most obvious ones. In sports we have left and right handed golfers and tennis … Continue reading

23. February 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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Custom design

Singapore, 22nd February 2011 Customising light fittings is a regular part of our job as lighting designers. While there are thousands of light fitting designs available in the market each with numerous lighting effect variations, it may be surprising that … Continue reading

22. February 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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Lighting calculations

Singapore, 21st February 2011 Lighting calculations are as good as the person who enters the parameters of the calculations in the computer, isn’t it? I have blogged about this before. I am currently doing some lighting expert assessment work for … Continue reading

21. February 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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Made where, by whom?

Singapore, 18th February 2011 Like cars the world of lighting manufacturing is an intricate web of product and component origins, licensing and copyrights. “Made in country X” does not really mean it is made in country X. The only thing … Continue reading

18. February 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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What’s in a beam?

Singapore, 17th February 2011 I may as well follow up on yesterday’s blog in regards to lighting standards. One of the other big misconceptions is when guides specify a certain beam spread. It’s not that simple. Specifying a, say 24 … Continue reading

17. February 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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What’s in a lux?

Singapore, 16th February 2011 One of the great debates is what really lux levels mean, besides being a unit of light. Many engineers drive their design based on lux levels without really understanding what a lux value means (at least … Continue reading

16. February 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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Love me tender…

Singapore, 15th February 2011 The title is misleading, as I actually want to talk about the tendering process (not Elvis Presley 🙂 ). The process where our lighting design specifications go out for tender and bidders can submit their proposal … Continue reading

15. February 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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