It is important to provide light fixtures and controls that will work in tandem with our natural lighting schemes. We incorporate systems that use lamp types and arrangement that use less than code allowed maximum values while still meeting space lighting requirements.
- Use of pendant mounted light fixtures and simplified lighting controls at high ceilings.
- We are able to use two switches in a classroom to meet daylight switching requirements where others have used six to achieve the same result. This allows us to add 3-way switching for the teaching wall lighting.
- By providing integral dimming capacity on fixtures within the daylight zone eliminates the need for expensive remote dimmer controls.
- Light fixtures with two thirds up light and one third down light are selected to allow for dimming of the up light lamps while maintaining switching control of the down lighting. This system allows the down-light to be independently controlled depending on the presence of sunlight.
- Use of occupancy sensors to turn the lights off when areas are not occupied.