|Re: Re: lighting FLuourescents||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Laura Fitch (lfitchkrausfitch.com)|
|Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2006 06:21:10 -0700 (PDT)|
I'd just like to point out that I would not recommend using incandescent light fixtures in any building now a days. The compact fluorescent technology is very good, and you can get good quality light at a fraction of the cost to our collective environment. You will save on electric bills, and decrease your cooling load.
Incandescent will also burn out much quicker, which in a common building becomes a maintenance issue that I don't think any community wants.
Laura Laura E. Fitch, AIA, LEED Kraus-Fitch Architects, Inc. 110 Pulpit Hill Rd. Amherst, MA 01002 413-549-5799 lfitch [at] krausfitch.com----- Original Message ----- From: "James Kacki" <jimkacki [at] mts.net>
To: "Cohousing-L" <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> Sent: Saturday, April 08, 2006 7:51 PM Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Re: lighting for Common House
A combination of lighting types is often best in an area that is multi-functional. Incandescent lights shining down the walls or over small intimate seating areas creates a comfortable atmosphere. However for the vaulted ceiling area I would suggest up-lights that shine on the ceiling and are reflected evenly back down for a pleasant general lighting scenario. The lights can be positioned around the edge of the ceiling, hidden by a valence so that you only see the lit ceiling. Or they could be one or more central suspended fixtures that shine up onto the ceiling. Some of these have a transluscent underside so that some light and colour shines down also. To mirror the vault, I have seen some nice fixtures that are circular in plan and convex (bowl-like) in section with a coloured glass bowl body. If you're starting with a vaulted ceiling you are half-way there. Choose lighting that accentuates the shape and beauty of the ceiling.best of luck - James _________________________________________________________________Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/
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