Lighting 101: Key Principles

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The goals of designing a typical lighting system seem straightforward. The space should look great. The space should still look great after a year or two. The design should fit the budget. It should be appropriately energy efficient.

Sounds simple, right? But let's break this down a little.
 
How do we make the space look great, and what does that really mean?
 
Looking great means something different for a lobby than it does for an office than it does for a hospital patient room. It could mean that it looks like a million bucks and people just want to be associated with this place. It could mean that the lighting is very comfortable, so long periods of time spent in the space don't cause eye strain or leave occupants feeling dismal or depressed. It could mean that it incorporates daylight (when available) so that occupants don't feel cooped up.
 
So how do we make it look great?

Lamp Recycling with Air Cycle

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Implementing controls, daylighting, and other measures can reduce the environmental impact of a lighting system during operation.

After lamps burn out, continue to minimize environmental impact with easy recycling via Air Cycle's Bulb Eater® lamp crusher for large facilities or EasyPak™ prepaid mail-in containers for small facilities. Learn more » Air Cycle recycling solutions

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