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Costed: Lighting Nov/Dec

David Holmes, business intelligence associate at Davis Langdon, looks at lighting costs

Lighting is one of the key elements of building design. Proper lighting lets people perform tasks easily, and makes you feel safer and more ­comfortable. But each defined internal and external area has unique general and accent lighting needs.

Specifications are critical to the success of lighting design work and ultimately make the project. An essential aspect of producing a qua­l­ity lighting design is ensuring that the products specified are acquired and installed on a project. It sounds simple, but in the reality of everyday practice, this is not always the case.

LED technology is becoming a viable alternative to other energy efficient lighting and is increasingly used for general environments including external, industrial and offices. With careful selection, LED systems can deliver the qualitative design requirements without ­compromising the overall visual comfort and ambiance of the space. LED characteristics of high light output, good light colour quality and rendering and engineered product efficiency are becoming comparable to fluorescent lighting systems.

All prices quoted are exclusive of VAT and correct as from 3Q 2013.

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