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Lighting Operations & Maintenance

Lighting operations and maintenance (“O&M”) are the practices that keep lighting systems working at peak performance during the life of the building. As a designer, your choices can make it easy or hard to maintain your lighting system. Lighting design is only as good as its execution. Good operations and…

Controls for Lighting and Daylighting

Lighting and daylighting controls are systems that adjust the amount of natural and artificial light in a room, based on its brightness, occupancy, and sometimes other factors. Good controls are critical to lighting design that incorporates both daylight and artificial light. They can improve both visual and thermal comfort while…

Light Fixtures and Layout

Light fixtures (“Luminaires”) are the hardware required to hold and operate artificial light sources; the layout of light fixtures is their arrangement in the room. When complementing daylighting with artificial light, fixtures and layout can be as important to good lighting as the light sources themselves.  Good fixture design and layout can…

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