Who we are
Illuminosity is a lighting showroom, lighting wholesaler and a lighting consulting firm. We specify , design and supply lighting for Residences, yachts, restaurants, High rise buildings both commercial and residential, offices, hospitality, Hospitals, environmental, entertainment and just about anything that requires illumination.
Illuminosity also offers lighting designs which are implemented architectural drawings, photometric studies, energy pay back calculations with return on investment summaries.
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Facts Of Light
What’s the big deal? Lighting affects us all. Know it or not, it is a major determining factor in our productivity, safety, and security. It can prevent vandalism, kill germs, and protect endangered species. It affects our comfort and our mood. Glare control, special effects, architecture, the surrounding environment and lighting pollution mitigation are a few of the many considerations in the mind of a lighting designer.
Who sets the standards? As with any industry, there are set standards and guidelines. In the lighting industry the standards for illumination are set by the Illuminating Engineering Society or IES.
Can you speak the language? The world of lighting has its own language.
Here are a few terms you should know:
Foot candle, a measurement for the amount of illumination given off by a certain light source. Watts, a measurement for power consumption or efficiency. It does not indicate brightness. Beam spread, the degree to which the light is directed outward. Lumens, a measure of the total "amount" of visible light emitted by a source. Kelvin temperature, is a numerical measurement that describes the color appearance of the light produced by the lamp and the color appearance of the lamp itself, expressed on the Kelvin (K) scale.
The science behind determining color temperature values starts with the theoretical black body radiator, a block of black metal through which electric current is passed (performed as a computer model). As the metal is heated, it turns red-yellow, then white, then blue; as the temperature of the metal is measured at any given color produced, we then match the color to that temperature and a color temperature value is determined.
In application, the Kelvin temperature of lamps is used to categorize them as warm, neutral or cool sources. The terms are not directly related to temperature; instead, they describe how the light source appears visually. Warm sources actually have a lower color temperature (3500K or less), producing a red-yellow appearance. Neutral sources (between 3500K and 4100K) tend to have a yellow appearance. A lamp with a color temperature of 5000K is considered pure white light (Full Spectrum) with the lamp becoming more blue in color as the color temperature is increased.
Warm light sources are traditionally used for applications where warm colors or earth tones dominate the environment, and where there is a need to impart a feeling of comfort, coziness and relaxation.
Cool light sources (5000K+) with high color rendering capabilities, such as Full Spectrum lights, are traditionally used for applications where there is a need to enhance all colors equally, such as retail stores to stimulate sales, or to increase productivity and reduce errors within the office environment and to motivate the customer or employee through enhanced "see-ability"