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Systems Convergence

Lighting design and advanced lighting controls integrated with a facility management strategy play a pivotal role in a building's overall energy efficiency.

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Successful lighting design fosters flexibility of space utilization, increases employee productivity and comfort and facilitates maintenance. 

Lighting design also has the capacity to lower initial capital cost and ongoing operating costs through careful selection of fixtures and lighting controls, as well as reduce light ‘pollution’.  Technical proficiency is the foundation of effective lighting design. Lighting design specialists interpret and apply constantly changing and emerging lighting technologies and stringent energy codes.

Specialty Lighting Enhances and Compliments Architectural Form

Highly integrated and visible lighting (for feature space, lobbies, facades, etc.)  supports architectural themes and contributes greatly to the experience of the space. Luminaires and the light patterns they produce convey meaning and evoke period and style through their aspect, size, finish, location and mounting height.

Centennial College Library and Academic Building, TorontoStephen Hawking Centre, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo18 York Street (PwC Tower), TorontoRipley's Aquarium, TorontoPenman's Damn, Paris, OntarioMall of Istanbul, TurkeyMall of Istanbul, TurkeyCanadian Museum of Human Rights, WinnipegCanadian Museum of Human Rights, Winnipeg

Lighting Plays a Pivotal Role in Sustainable Design

Sustainable design is changing the traditional roles and relationships of the architect, lighting designer, electrical engineer, and manufacturer.  There are three sustainable design issues for which lighting plays a significant role: minimizing energy consumption, minimizing light pollution and incorporating daylight harvesting to reduce reliance on artificial lighting.

Advanced Integrated Controls

Advanced lighting controls can provide a higher level of energy effectiveness, support flexibility of use of space and increase occupant satisfaction by enabling adaptation of lighting for multiple uses, mood setting and control of local illumination.

Luminaire Custom Design & Prototyping

Luminaire selection is heavily influenced by the level of architectural integration, sometimes requiring custom applications or full scale custom design to push lighting technology forward.

Light Pollution/ Light Trespass Control

Light pollution, or sky glow results from light emitted upward or reflected from pavement or groundcover upward into the sky.  Sources include street lighting, wallpacks and exterior lights with poor optics that send light upward rather than directing it to the appropriate surfaces. 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Specialty Lighting (feature spaces, lobbies, facades)
  • Exhibit Design, Art Installations
  • Exterior Environments (urban spaces, parks)
  • Office Lighting
  • Sport Facilities
  • Theatre/ Performing Arts
  • TV/Broadcast
  • Historic/ Restoration
  • Light Pollution Control
  • Custom Product Design & Prototyping
  • Advanced Lighting Calculations
  • Photorealistic Visualizations
  • 3D Modeling/ Fly-Bys
  • Daylight Simulations
  • Advanced Integrated Controls

SERVICES

  • Architectural Lighting Design
  • Light Pollution/ Light trespass control
  • Custom Product Design & Prototyping
  • Condition Assessments
  • Commissioning

AWARDS

IES (Toronto Section)- Interior Lighting Design Award- 18 York Terraces, Façade and Lobby Interior (2012)

IES (Toronto Section)- Interior Lighting Design Award- Telus Innovation and Hosting Centre, Toronto (2012)

IESNA (Toronto Section)- Commendable Achievement in Lighting Design- Peace Bridge, Fort Erie, Ontario & New York (2010)

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