Monthly Archives for July 2014

The LED alternative

Jakarta- Singapore, 15th July 2014 I am in transit in my Singapore office for half a day before leaving for Hong Kong and Shenzhen tomorrow. The usual project and admin issues to follow up on. We are working on a … Continue reading

15. July 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Tying up loose ends

Jakarta, 14th July 2014 The first day of the week is also the first day of a whole lotta travelling this week with at about one flight a day. I am in Jakarta today, before going to Hong Kong, Shenzhen … Continue reading

14. July 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Design without concept

Singapore, 11th July 2014 It happens at times that the project owners are in a hurry don’t really have a properly conceived idea what they want except it has to be quick and cheap. What’s new you are going to … Continue reading

11. July 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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The perfect office…

Singapore, 10th July 2014 One of the things I always wanted to do in a project is to introduce a typical daylight cycle into a work space. Now that I have moved to a new office I am going to … Continue reading

10. July 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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LED concept and reality

Singapore, 9th July 2014 While the Indonesians have a day off to vote for their new president, work on our sides just moves on. I often state to my clients that a lighting concept is as good as the reality … Continue reading

09. July 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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My friend the supplier…

Jakarta, 8th July 2014 What do you do with a client who has its mind set on using a specific supplier…I guess you (try to) comply… I am faced with this situation in this project where we have basically been … Continue reading

08. July 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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All on board!

Singapore-Jakarta, 7th July 2014 A short stop in Singapore to meet with my team before I am on the road again to Jakarta to attend some progress meetings for one of our projects there tonight and tomorrow. During my team meeting … Continue reading

07. July 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Testing 1, 2, 3

Perth, 4th July 2014 Another day and some more time spent on testing…It has become a far bigger part of our daily practice life then in the past, at least it seems that way to me nowadays. Again today we … Continue reading

04. July 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Awards night

Perth, 3rd July 2014 Today a look at awards…I am attending the Australian Institute of Architects Awards night as an invited guest. Not so much to do with lighting, though there is a an architectural lighting category, but it does … Continue reading

03. July 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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LED Lessons learned 2

Perth, 2nd July 2014 We keep learning our way through the LED minefield… Today my team in Singapore faced a challenge in regards to resolving a specific dimming issue related to the dimming of big decorative ballroom chandeliers that are … Continue reading

02. July 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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