Monthly Archives for October 2012

Specifications

Singapore, 16th October 2012 How critical are lighting specifications? In this day and age, where we have to deal with a continuously moving target called LED technology, getting your specifications right is quite a challenge. And quite frankly after all … Continue reading

16. October 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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Across the universe

Singapore, 15th October 2012 In our daily life as lighting designers we deal with (“lighting”) people from all across the universe, from developers to contractors, from directors to workers, from manufacturers to suppliers. Depending on who you talk to, who … Continue reading

15. October 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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David and Goliath

Singapore, 12th October 2012 Taking on the industry giants in my fight to make our world a better LED world is quite daunting. This week I have been in a “fight” with one of LED’s industry leaders in regards to … Continue reading

12. October 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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100% Design Singapore

Singapore, 11th October 2012 The month of October in Singapore has design written all over it. First we had the World Architectural Festival, than there was Saturday InDesign over the weekend and this week sees 100% Design Singapore organised on … Continue reading

11. October 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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Is the economy affecting our lighting design industry

Singapore, 10th October 2012 Online magazine Illumni asked some of us lighting designers with a practice in Australia whether we are feeling the pinch on the back of information that some local practices in Australia had closed shop. While I … Continue reading

10. October 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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Always be prepared

Kuala Lumpur, 9th October 2012 Today was one of the key defining moments in the life of a project and its lighting design specifically. In a “monster” presentation we covered all areas from interiors, to public areas, landscape and façade … Continue reading

09. October 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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Planning ahead of time

Kuala Lumpur, 8th October 2012 One of the biggest challenges for a lighting designer has to be planning ahead of time when it comes putting together specifications for a lighting installations. The lead time between design and actual implementation (read: … Continue reading

09. October 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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Retrofit MR16 LED problems revealed!

Singapore, 6th October 2012 After nearly a year of frustrating testing and researching I can finally share my findings and conclusions on why we have problems with LED MR16 retrofit lamps. The most significant problem being flickering issues when dimming … Continue reading

06. October 2012 by Martin Klaasen
Categories: Education, Light & Learn, lighting applications | 9 comments

Lighting Perspectives

Singapore, 4th October 2012 Earlier this year I met with a friend and colleague in the industry and ever since I promised to read his book and give him my opinion on the book (as he is supposed to do … Continue reading

04. October 2012 by Martin Klaasen
Categories: Light & Learn, Light and inspiration, light watch, lighting and culture, lighting and the economy, lighting applications | 1 comment

Now and then

Singapore, 3rd October 2012 As I am struggling again with my laptop, looking for un-findable files, then try opening files with un-willing software programs that erratically do something else then what I want, I am thinking back to the time … Continue reading

03. October 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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