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Light for the house and the garden

Light for the house and the garden

About light and luminaires

Selecting luminaires for a building interior or garden requires advanced and detailed planning. The interplay of light effects from various luminaires should ideally result in well illuminated situations and in pleasant mood lighting. This overview of light characteristics and different luminaire types is intended to help you with your light and luminaire planning.

More information about light and illumination


 

Types of light


Unshielded light
The luminous energy is freely emitted into the surroundings without being guided in a certain direction. This results in uniform illumination of the area around the luminaire.



Shielded light
The luminous energy is shielded in one or more directions. For example, wall luminaires which are shielded to the front selectively illuminate the wall and ground surfaces above and below, glare-free for the on-looker.



Directed light
The luminous energy is selectively concentrated and emitted in one direction. This is often achieved with additional reflectors. This light characteristic is used above all in floodlights. Parts of buildings and structural details as well as trees and plants can be selectively illuminated.


 
 

Types of luminaires


Ceiling and recessed ceiling luminaires
They illuminate spaces from the ceiling. These luminaires can be used in entrance areas, corridors and living areas, as well as in covered sitting areas such as terraces and balconies. Depending on the situation, they can be arranged individually or in rows. They deliver a high degree of reliable illumination.

Ceiling and recessed ceiling luminaires for outdoors
Ceiling and recessed ceiling luminaires for indoors



Pendant luminaires
This type of luminaire, whether arranged individually or in rows, is ideal for numerous lighting applications, e.g. above tables and countertops or in foyers. Pendant luminaires can be used unshielded or as downlights.

Pendant luminaires for indoors



Wall luminaires
These luminaires illuminate walls, façades or entrance areas, and they accentuate and design wall surfaces. They can be arranged individually or in rows.

Wall luminaires for outdoors
Wall luminaires for indoors



Recessed wall luminaires
These luminaires are used wherever wall luminaires cannot be used or are undesirable due to their surface-mounted dimensions, e. g. on stairs and steps. They are also used on walls in order to accentuate areas of the ground in front or to mark danger points. Depending on their purpose, they can be unshielded or shielded.

Recessed wall luminaires for outdoors
Recessed wall luminaires for indoors



Garden and pathway luminaires
Garden and pathway luminaires round off the garden architecture. You can select from various light distributions to suit the purpose. They provide orientation in walking zones and they accentuate flowerbeds and terraces. They are permanent or portable, depending on their intended purpose.

Garden and pathway luminaires



Permanent garden luminaires
As the name suggests, permanent garden luminaires are permanent installations. This applies to the customer’s power supply as well as to the luminaire’s anchorage in the ground.



Portable garden luminaires
This type of outdoor luminaire can be used wherever light is needed. The position of the luminaires can be varied using an openly installed connecting cable with mains plug.



Floodlights in outdoor applications
These luminaires emphasise façades, objects, trees and plants by directing the luminous energy at the object to be illuminated. The light emission is infinitely adjustable. Floodlights are permanent or portable, depending on their intended purpose.

Floodlights



In-ground luminaires in outdoor applications
These in-ground luminaires need careful planning because the customer must lay the power supply through the soil. They are permanent and emit their luminous energy symmetrically or asymmetrically upwards. They emphasise trees or objects, and – mounted on nearby buildings – they illuminate façades or wall surfaces.

In-ground luminaires