Wallwashing enhances the impression of brightness, making rooms appear more spacious. A differentiated lighting concept with a significant component of vertical illuminance holds the secret to superior efficiency and light quality. Combined with accent light, it reduces contrasts that cause premature eye fatigue. With the vertical planes of an environment making up around 80% of our visual perception, this explains why vertical illuminance plays such a crucial role in qualitative lighting design as well as for the efficiency of the lighting concept.
Intelligent lighting control
ERCO has developed optical systems for LED technology to meet various different lighting requirements efficiently and with enhanced visual comfort. This includes lens systems with ERCO’s patented Spherolit technology, enabling light to be directed precisely where it is needed using the full spectrum of light distribution options. ERCO sources the best high-power LEDs available in the market, specifying the highest standards of colour deviation, lumen maintenance and forward voltage. Combined with excellent thermal management, this ensures optimum operating conditions and a long life of the LEDs.
Effective and efficient technology
Lighting control is essential not only for scenographic effects and concepts, but also to improve energy efficiency. ERCO LEDs perform superbly when dimmed, making them great for flexible installations, and with ERCO control gear, they can be dimmed down continuously to 1%.
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This type of lighting refers to uniform general lighting, e.g. through downlights or through uniform vertical illuminance. It enables users and observers to find their bearings and provides them with a feeling of safety.
This typifies accent lighting used to emphasise objects, areas and specific zones in a space and to create hierarchies of perception. It is a primary consideration in the scenographic illumination of art and fashion, façades and monuments which are intended to attract attention.
Play of brilliants
This is the decorative light, the light that attracts attention; it is light as an aesthetic end in itself and includes light effects using coloured light as well as decorative luminaires and objects of light art.