Guide - Outdoor lighting - Wallwashing

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Wallwashing

Illumination of vertical surfaces

Vertical illuminance defines and structures spatial situations. It makes a significant contribution to the impression of brightness in a space and to a feeling of security.

Wallwashing

Uniform vertical illuminance defines the spatial environment. A uniform brightness distribution from upper edge to floor emphasises walls and façades as a whole. This type of lighting with highly uniform wallwashing is ideal for the illumination of façades, open places, entrances and hedges to facilitate orientation and structure outdoor areas.

Grazing light emphasises the material and surface texture of walls and façades. Positioning the luminaire close to the wall produces a graduation of brightness on the vertical axis. Grazing light impressively brings out the texture of natural stone or wood.

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