Lighting Photometric Tools for the Science of Light
Good lighting design is a science. There are many different factors to consider, from energy consumption to costs and financial incentives to the lighting materials themselves and how those materials will be installed in the designated space. Maxwell Lighting & Energy manages all of these for you and lays them out in detailed lighting photometric plans.
Our team of experts use cutting-edge design tools that allow us to determine the best possible lighting design while generally reducing energy consumption and staying within your project budget. We can and have created a variety of lighting solutions for applications across Commercial, Industrial, Retail, Recreation, Educational, Museums, Auto Dealerships, Residential, Hospitality, Healthcare, Religious, and Municipal spaces.
Using the concept of thermal imaging, we can graphically demonstrate the lighting intensity at any given spot in a space. This is critical for designating where light needs to be. For example, a workbench in an industrial space needs to be well-lit, as will other well-trafficked areas. On the other hand, an area of that same plant doesn’t need to waste light on areas where there are just machines operating with little human oversight. We’ll make sure to designate the proper resources throughout the space and lay them all out in a detailed layout of all lighting photometrics.
Lighting Photometric Layouts
We have all the necessary analytical tools to provide our partners with highly nuanced lighting photometric layouts that precisely measure the foot-candles of light that hit every spot on a property or interior environment. These layouts allow us to test our solutions on the computer to help ensure they’ll work properly before we install the materials on site.
We also use these tools to make sure that the exact amount of light is generated where it’s supposed to be. For example, we have provided images below for a parking garage whose lighting we designed. The first image shows the garage at 8 pm just after all the cars have left. The second photo shows the same garage at 3 am with the light fixtures dimmed to 20% of light output in a “night light” mode. If someone were to enter the garage at 3 am, motion sensors would trigger the lights to turn on to full-light output for 20 minutes.