With ceiling illumination, either light is shone to illuminate the ceiling in its own right or the ceiling is merely used as a reflector for general lighting. The ceiling is primarily emphasised, when it has an intrinsic communicative value, e.g. due to architectonic structures.
The luminaires for washlighting the ceiling can be mounted on the walls or in the ground.
Selecting the luminaire type is dependent on the room and its use. For ceiling washlights, a minimum distance to the ceiling is required. To avoid glare, recessed floor spotlights for illuminating ceilings should not be installed in heavily trafficked areas.
The prerequisite for ceiling illumination is a sufficiently high room in order to achieve an even distribution of light. Ceiling washlights should be mounted above eye-level. The distance from the ceiling depends on the level of evenness required and should be at least 0.8 m.
Washlighting ceiling illumination for - entrance areas - arcades - passages - atria - overhanging or cantilevered roofs
Preferred luminaire groups - ceiling washlights - recessed floor spotlights
Luminaires for lighting support structures can be mounted on the structure itself, on the walls or in the floor. A washlighting illumination adds emphasis to the whole ceiling surface. Narrow-beamed luminaires accentuate the support structure in particular.
The selection of the type of luminaire is dependent on the scale and the proportion of the support structure. Spotlights can also be attached directly to components of the support structure. The complete support structure can be illuminated with floodlights. To avoid glare, recessed floor spotlights for lighting the support structure should not be installed in heavily trafficked areas. The arrangement of the luminaires should be oriented around the design of the support structure.
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, Valencia
Museo del Teatro de Caesaraugusta, Zaragoza
Ceiling lighting for: - entrance areas - arcades - passages - atria - overhanging or cantilevered roofs
Preferred luminaire groups - spotlights - ceiling washlights - recessed floor luminaires
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