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Wall-mounted luminaires

Wall-mounted luminaires

Wall-mounted luminaires are defined first and foremost by their type of mounting and not by their light characteristics. Different light distributions are possible such as narrow-beamed, wide-beamed, symmetrical or asymmetrical in various directions.

Criteria for wall-mounted luminaires
- choice of luminaire determines lightcolour and light intensity
- emission angle determines thebeam of light
- cut-off angle or optical cut-off limit glare and increase visual comfort

Wall-mounted luminaires

Wall-mounted luminaires

Ceiling washlights

Ceiling washlights have an asymmetric light distribution and emit light upwards onto horizontal surfaces. The ceiling surface is illuminated evenly and over a large area. On ceiling washlights, the section of the ceiling to be illuminated can be partly clipped along the luminaire's main axis with the help of infinitely adjustable cut-off shields. Uplights differentiate themselves from ceiling washlights by their different reflector geometry, altered light distribution, and higher light output ratio

Wall-mounted luminaires
Wall-mounted luminaires
Wall-mounted luminaires
Wall-mounted luminaires

Floor washlights

Floor washlights have an asymmetric light distribution and emit light downwards onto horizontal surfaces.

Wall-mounted luminaires
Wall-mounted luminaires
Wall-mounted luminaires
Wall-mounted luminaires

Ceiling washlights

Ceiling washlights should be mounted above eye-level. The distance to the ceiling depends on the level of evenness required on the ceiling. The distance to the ceiling should measure at least 0.8 m for indirect lighting so that an even illumination is ensured.

Wall-mounted luminaires

Floor washlights

The mounting height (h) of floor washlights near to seats or seating should be less than eye-level (1.2 m), normally 0.8 m above the floor level.

For illumination of ceilings or floors in:
- churches
- theatres
- museums
- pedestrian traffic areas

Recessed wall-mounted downlights are inconspicuous architectural details, whereas surface-mounted downlights act as a feature in the room They should correspond to the architecture in their arrangement and form.