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Sicheres Licht für Stadt und Gemeinde

Typical Applications – Community and Public

Scroll through the typical community and public applications. Good lighting has a positive impact on our perception of safety, security, comfort and cleanliness.

Social Housing – External and Perimeter (Robust)

External and perimeter areas of traditional social housing are often viewed merely as functional spaces. However, their importance is significant, as they contribute to creating a pleasant, welcoming, and safe environment for residents.

Social Housing – External and Perimeter (Architecture)

Lighting for architectural social housing should prioritise amenity and safety, providing good illumination for a welcoming ambiance and clear visibility of external signage, ensuring both functionality and aesthetic appeal.

External and Perimeter

Lighting leading up to, and mounted on, public buildings should be designed for amenity and safety. In addition, good illumination provides a welcoming ambiance with clear visual cues to external signage, the whereabouts of thoroughfares and community facilities.

Social Housing – Communal and Interior (Robust)

Well-designed lighting in internal entrances, circulation spaces, and corridors leading to dwellings should be warm and welcoming, with good uniformity to ensure a bright and attractive environment.

Social Housing – Communal and Interior (Architectural)

Architectural lighting is all about aesthetics, both in terms of the quality of illumination and the physical design of a luminaire.

Corridors and Circulation Spaces

Corridors form the backbone of a public building. These circulation spaces ensure effective movement from one location to another and act as a means of orientation. The lighting must factor in the requirements of everyone using these functional, yet crucial, spaces.

Car Parks (Covered and Open)

Car park lighting should provide basic levels of visibility. Illumination levels must promote confidence and feelings of safety and security. Ideally lighting should be positioned over and between parked cars to eliminate potential hiding places.

Subways and Underpasses

Subways and underpasses can often be associated with “a fear of crime”. Good lighting can help alleviate feelings of uncertainty when using such enclosed spaces.

Emergency Lighting

Emergency Lighting and Testing

UK Building regulations and associated Approved Documents stipulate that all escape routes, and many other areas, should be provided with emergency lighting in the event
of failure of the normal lighting supply.

Core Lighting Requirements for Community And Public

All around the world communities are faced with the rapid increase in the urban population. Energy use and management has therefore become a key sustainable development issue as we collectively aim to reduce our carbon footprint. The aim is energy efficient lighting that also provides safe, secure places to live and enjoy our leisure time in. The way community applications are illuminated has changed accordingly. At Designplan, proven methods of ensuring weather and vandal resistance have embraced new technologies to increase performance, reduce energy use and operating costs.

Best Practice Lighting Guide for Community and Public

Our lighting guide identifies typical applications in this sector, focusing on the principles of good lighting. We examine the benefits of robust construction and lighting controls to reduce your cost of ownership and carbon footprint. To download your copy click on the button below.

CPD Seminars

We offer CIBSE accredited CPD seminars, available face to face or online. Topics include robust lighting, emergency lighting for challenging environments, lighting: the retrofit revolution and sustainable lighting for railway stations of the future.

CPD Seminars

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