Monthly Archives for July 2012

Heritage and LED

Perth, 31st July 2012 Modern LED lighting technology is great and a big advancement in what is now possible in terms of lighting applications and techniques . But does modern technology marry well with heritage buildings and fabrics? I am … Continue reading

31. July 2012 by Martin Klaasen
Categories: city beautification, Light and inspiration, light watch, lighting and culture, lighting applications | 1 comment

London 2012

Perth, 30th July 2012 With Olympic Games 2012 in London well and truly on the way I can’t really ignore the opening ceremony, which, as Beijing 4 years ago, was spectacular in its own way. Held last Friday night (in … Continue reading

30. July 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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Photo genetic

Perth, 27th July 2012 With the weekend upon us many are looking for some “me” time, some time you can spend on yourself away from the office pressures. Not always easy, as some clients, certainly in this part of the … Continue reading

27. July 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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Dirty Power

Perth, 25-26th July 2012 Yes, I am fine…it was just a hectic day yesterday, then travelling to Perth…by the time I got here I just wasn’t energetic enough to write my blog. Its’ cold (5 degrees on my arrival) but as … Continue reading

26. July 2012 by Martin Klaasen
Categories: Light & Learn, light and health, light watch, lighting applications | 1 comment

Whose fault is it?

Singapore, 24th July 2012 When the end result of a project is not satisfactory, whose fault is it? Who should take responsibility and own up? As professional lighting designer this can be quite a burning question and in the light … Continue reading

24. July 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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LED retrofit

Singapore, 23rd July 2012 While I can sympathise with the huge commercial opportunities in the retrofit market when it comes to LED, I have come to the conclusion that for the moment LED retrofits (in down lights specifically) are not … Continue reading

23. July 2012 by Martin Klaasen
Categories: going green, light watch, lighting and the economy, lighting applications, lighting of the future, lighting standards | Leave a comment

Professional lighting design

Singapore, 20th July 2012 As the Professional Lighting Design Association (PLDA) is re-thinking its future away from Via-Verlag, complete with new logo and website, it is a good time to think about the importance of an impartial, independent and professional … Continue reading

22. July 2012 by Martin Klaasen
Categories: Education, Light & Learn, light watch, lighting design, lighting design practice, lighting of the future, lighting standards | 1 comment

Lights in Perth

Singapore, 19th July 2012 Its official, I will be heading one of the workshops of the inaugural Lights in Perth event, organised by the IES, the Lighting Society, and endorsed by the Professional Lighting Designers Association (PLDA) later this year. It … Continue reading

19. July 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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LED specs

Singapore, 18th July 2012 I find it increasingly difficult to properly specify LED technology. Contrary to the past working with traditional lighting technology when I knew what to look for, getting my hands on specifying the correct LED becomes more … Continue reading

19. July 2012 by Martin Klaasen
Categories: city beautification, light watch, lighting and the economy, lighting design, lighting of the future, lighting standards | 1 comment

Lighting calculations

Singapore, 17th July 2012 We don’t design for lux meters but for people, yet you will be surprised how many ‘engineers’ wish to see lighting level calculations! I am always very wary about this as most of the time people … Continue reading

17. July 2012 by Martin Klaasen
Categories: light watch, lighting applications, lighting design, lighting standards | Leave a comment

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