LED Kitchen Lighting Installation in Bexleyheath

Our lighting design and installation service focuses on delivering energy saving and sustainable lighting solutions.

The key areas for consideration are:

Controlling your lighting:

Lighting controls are automated systems used to control lighting fixtures to deliver the right levels of light at the right time with the aim of optimising energy usage.
Selecting the correct combination of timers, microwave, PIR or photocell sensors, programmable control systems and electronic dimmers ensure that the light is not wasted and maximises efficiency. The lighting controls will also be correctly rated for both internal and external lighting projects.

Selecting the correct Lumen:

When designing a lighting installation  it’s essential to understand the lighting requirement for each space.
Sufficient lighting levels in workspaces or classrooms will be very different to domestic spaces and can have a direct impact on the user’s mood and productivity. During the lighting design process we will assess the exact requirements for each space. To calculate a lumen value we will determine the purpose of the lighting installation. For instance, will it be used for reading or relaxing? If the space is under lit it may have adverse effects. Similarly light levels that are too high will result in excess energy consumption. We therefore aim to deliver a lighting system that provides  the correct lighting levels and energy efficiency.

The importance of correct efficacy:

Efficacy is a measurement used to indicate the ability of a light source to emit visible light using a given amount of power – the higher the lumens per watt the brighter the light will appear. This means the lamp uses less energy to emit the same or greater amount of light. It also means that for the end user there’s less money spent for the same amount of light. Traditional incandescent lamps that have typically low efficacy are now being superseded by more energy efficient LEDs.

The evolution of Smart Lighting:

Smart lighting can be incorporated to the design of our lighting systems to  maintain energy efficiency. By installing smart lightibg controls into domestic or commercial lighting installations the enduser can automate the lights to be used only when needed. Smart lighting works similarly to traditional lighting controls in that they contain sensors which can detect various elements like motion, temperature, and the ambient level. Photocell sensors provide daylight harvesting functionality to control lighting levels. They detect the amount of sunlight present and adjust the light levels to allow optimised energy usage. The flexibility of a smart system, with the addition of timed schedules, provides almost limitless options for the application and configuration of sensors. Data on area traffic or occupancy from advanced sensors can also be fed into the system for a virtuous circle to customise the lighting control, leading to typical energy savings of between 40 to 80%.

The significance of colour temperature:

When designing lighting installations we consider the use of each space. The design will reflect the individual requirements of the space. For spaces without access to natural light we will place more emphasis on the need for LEDs with colour temperatures that mimic natural daylight. This design can reap a number of benefits to the end user such as improved mood and health, and increased productivity. Work spaces will generally benefit from a cooler white temperature and relaxation spaces will generally be suited to warmer white temperatures. In each space we would incorporate suitable lighting controls to allow the end user the option to adjust the light level to the exact individual requirement. Placing a focus on designs like these where colour temperatures are the focus point creates an environment that is more user-friendly and flexible, resulting in a longer lasting and sustainable lighting plan.