Monthly Archives for September 2011

Solar leasing

Singapore 16th September 2011 While we are working out loading and budget estimates for one of our project clients today, I am reading an article on the subject of “solar leasing”. It is sort of links in, as more and … Continue reading

16. September 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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Twisting the truth for the unknown

Singapore 15th September 2011 Twisting the truth a bit, a few white lies, aren’t we all guilty of it sometimes? We do it  to make us look better, feel better, enthuse our potential clients, get a little edge, many reasons. … Continue reading

15. September 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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Due diligence

Singapore 14th September 2011 Preparing fee proposals for “unkown” clients can always be a bit tricky. I mean real unknown clients. I am not talking about the well established companies that you may not have worked with in the past … Continue reading

14. September 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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The green advantage

Singapore 13th September 2011 These last few days I am full on putting the finishing touch on my book and I must say neglecting my office a little bit in the process. Luckily staff knocks on my door when anyone … Continue reading

13. September 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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Tribute of Light

Singapore 12th September 2011 Nine-Eleven came and went with many memorials held all over the world. Ten years later it still leaves an incredible mark on our lives, for those who lost loved ones in the attack it will be … Continue reading

12. September 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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The (lighting) world today

Singapore 9th September 2011 This Sunday it will be 10 years since the terrible 9-11 attacks in New York and you can’t really open any newspaper or tune into any news program without the subject being broached these days.  Many … Continue reading

09. September 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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Quo vadis lighting design

Singapore 8th September 2011 Like many of my colleagues in the lighting industry we read professional magazines to keep ourselves updated on the latest developments in lighting and other peoples’ achievements around the world. Some like me also regularly contribute … Continue reading

08. September 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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LED and quality

Singapore 7th September 2011 If you are not using LED’s nowadays you are considered being old fashioned and behind today’s realities of the world. Philips and others are already blasting advertisements via TV in the aim to reach out to … Continue reading

07. September 2011 by Martin Klaasen
Categories: light watch, lighting applications, lighting standards | 1 comment

Less is more

Singapore 6th September 2011 Since I am picking bones, I have another one that has been bothering me for a while. One that is not easy to escape as everybody sort of wants to be trendy and be seen using … Continue reading

06. September 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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Integrated (other) services

Singapore 5th September 2011 I guess I have a bit of a bone to pick today…though it is probably just one of those Monday whinges. While many of us designers are idealists and dreamers with a passion for lighting design, … Continue reading

05. September 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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