Wallwashers have a wide-beam characteristic. They are offered with an asymmetric light distribution.
Criteria for wallwashers
- choice of luminaire determines lightcolour and light intensity - emission angle determines the beam of light and is defined by the interchangeable lens
- uniform illumination of the wall with large luminaire spacing
- adjustable wallwashers allow individual adjustment to suit the spatial conditions
- focal emphasis through tilting of the luminaire
- snoot as accessory for improved visual comfort
Wallwashers have an asymmetric light distribution for evenly illuminating wall faces. Track-mounted wallwashers allow the luminaire spacing to be flexibly adjusted as required.
Wallwashers, tiltable (spotlight)
Spotlights with wallwasher attachment feature a asymmetric light distribution for evenly illuminating wall surfaces. Track-mounted wallwashers allow the luminaire spacing to be flexibly adjusted as required. Wallwashers with kick-reflector have an asymmetric light distribution for evenly illuminating wall faces.
Wallwashers have an asymmetric light distribution for evenly illuminating wall faces. In addition, they also feature a downlight component for evenly illuminating the floor.
Lens wallwashers have an asymmetric light distribution for evenly illuminating wall faces. The lens serves to spread out the beam.
Grazing light wallwashers
Grazing light wallwashers at a short offset from the wall most vividly enhance the surface texture, thereby accentuating the materials used.
The offset from the wall for wallwashers should not be less than one third of the wall height. This corresponds to an angle of at least 20°. The optimal ratio of wall offset a to luminaire spacing d for the most uniform light distribution possible on the wall ranges between 1:1 and 1:1.5 depending on the luminaire version. Independent of the actual room height and offset from the wall, tiltable luminaires must be aligned on the lower part of the wall.
British Museum, London
Crescent House, Wiltshire
Wallwashing is an important component of architectural lighting for adding emphasis to room areas and for illuminating higher, vertical faces or wall areas for: - museums - exhibitions - trade-fair stands - auditoriums - halls in public buildings and shopping malls - sales areas - presentational areas
Surface-mounted luminaires act as a feature in the room. They should correspond to the architecture in their arrangement and form.
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