Monthly Archives for June 2014

The beauty of light

Perth, 30th June 2014 After a private little break with my Alex in Sydney last week I am back at work in Perth… What strikes me time and again when I am in Australia is the colour of the light. … Continue reading

30. June 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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LED and the Chinese…

Singapore, 19th June 2014 Back in Singapore for a day in the office, for my regular catch up with the team, settling general project, design and administrative issues, signing paperwork…I am off for a week’s leave tomorrow, so this will … Continue reading

19. June 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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The demise of the neon sign

Hong Kong – Singapore, 18th June 2014 Today I flew back from Yangshuo to Singapore via Hong Kong and on the way I read an interesting article about Hong Kong and more specifically about the slowly disappearing neon signs. You still … Continue reading

18. June 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Impressions from Yangshuo

Yangshuo, 17th June 2014 Today was mostly spent in meetings after having spent the first hour doing a site inspection walk with the client and project team. These meetings are generally very focussed and solution oriented. The progress is good, … Continue reading

17. June 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Chinese Cowboys

Yangshuo, 16th June 2014 As I have arrived in Yangshuo for a project coordination meeting deep in the Guilin Mountains, famous for its depiction on many Chinese paintings and the back of the 20 dollar RMB banknote, I just want … Continue reading

16. June 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Zhaga

Singapore, 13th June 2014 A good day to talk about Zhaga. While I am working through some decisions in relation to light fitting specification the issue of interchangeability of the LED modules is always one that comes up. This, specifically … Continue reading

13. June 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Intelligent lighting

Singapore, 12th June 2014 One of the key emergences that has come along with LED lighting is smart technology, not in the least because LED is a digital technology by itself. Several examples were on show at the Light Fair … Continue reading

12. June 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Predicting the mood

Singapore, 11th June 2014 As part of our design services we develop dimming schedules or control matrixes that indicate to the electrical contractor and the dimming system programmer how we would like each of the lighting circuits that are addressable … Continue reading

11. June 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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The new office

Singapore, 10th June 2014 As we have moved into our new office we have also been looking at putting up some nice project images on the wall to give our office more of a design studio feel. The debate was of … Continue reading

10. June 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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“Born in the USA”

Singapore, 9th June 2014 Back in Singapore! While I re-adjust to our daily office work (it’s the first time since several weeks that I am actually a full day in the office!) I reflect on my American experience. I submitted … Continue reading

09. June 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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