Introducing the new energy effect Light Box
KLC News • 4 December, 2008
With energy efficiency being a major part of any design, we have introduced a new energy effect light box in our lighting studio. The Light box illustrates the effects of fluorescent, cold cathode and LED light sources, and demonstrates different colour temperatures, their light output and how to control them. With easy to view fittings, the light box clearly shows the size of each light source, its control gear or driver and how it is mounted. This is now particularly important because compliance with Part L of the Building Regulations has become increasingly stringent. Part L requires that energy efficient lighting be used in both domestic (Part L1) and non-domestic (Part L2) buildings. The regulations currently apply to all new buildings and refurbishments of over 100m² floor area. The light box has therefore become a useful tool to enable students to see the radical advances in lighting technology.