Elite LED

Lighting Design


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Designing spaces is impossible without light. Lighting design shapes the space, determines the light sources, and creates the desired lighting effects, mood, and atmosphere for both interior and exterior environments.

Our lighting designers offer comprehensive support to architects, interior designers, and electrical engineers throughout the U.A.E. Our responsibilities include precise LUX level calculations, modeling for LED light sources, and achieving the best possible lighting effects.

1. Initial design meeting

Kick off a meeting with the client, architect, interior designer, and electrical engineer to thoroughly understand the lighting requirements.

These meetings are essential for grasping the design details and determining the project’s needs for effective implementation.

Our initial design meetings are structured to discuss the following important points:

  • Lighting Design Directions: Guidance from the architect and interior designer on the overall lighting concept and aesthetic.
  • Basic Lighting Layout: Discussion on the preliminary lighting layout to ensure it aligns with the design vision.
  • Lighting Control Options: Exploration of various lighting control systems to enhance functionality and user experience.
  • Project Program and Coordination: Planning the project timeline and coordinating efforts among all relevant parties to ensure smooth execution.

2. Basic concept and luminaire selection

Our team begins by developing the basic lighting design, which includes defining the types of luminaires required, setting standards, and determining the design mood, concept, and scheme based on the consultant’s recommendations. Additionally, we pre-plan the lighting layout, all of which were decided upon during the initial design meeting.

3. Lighting calculations

Immediately following the successful lighting calculations, we submit comprehensive LUX level reports, along with various isometric and 3D views, for the architect and consultant’s approval. Design changes, variations, and recommendations are incorporated as needed to meet project requirements.

4. Detailed concept and report generation

Immediately following successful lighting calculations, comprehensive LUX levels reports, along with different isometric and 3D views, are submitted for the architect and consultant’s approval. Design changes, variations, and recommendations are incorporated in accordance with project requirements. 

5. On-site support and commission

Final deliverables are handed over to the MEP contractors for execution following the successful completion of the lighting design process.

We also provide on-site support and supervision to ensure the project is completed according to the desired outcome.

We provide lighting design services for the following areas:

Indoor Lighting Design

Indoor lighting is tailored to highlight interior spaces, crafting an ambiance that evokes feelings of homeliness, serenity, and safety. Its primary goal is to accentuate beautiful decorations and architectural elements within enclosed areas.

We follow the following steps to ensure an effective lighting design:

  • Identifying the requirements
  • Determining the method of lighting
  • Selecting the lighting equipment
  • Calculating the lighting parameters
  • Meeting lighting standards as per CIBSE, SSL and LEED standards. These standards include intensity, uniformity and contrast ratios.
  • Lighting Design Adjustment
  • Lighting Control System
Outdoor Lighting Design

Outdoor lighting serves to enhance outdoor spaces and elevate their aesthetics. It encompasses illuminating pathways, walls, entrances, and more. This enhancement is achieved through a combination of task, ambient, and accent lighting, catering to general or specific lighting requirements. Our outdoor lighting solutions feature daylight sensing (from dawn to dusk) and motion sensors, providing additional control for safety and energy savings.

Some outdoor lights that can help you achieve desired results include:

  1. Pathway Lights: This is the most common type of landscape lighting. Task lights are mostly used to illuminate walkways and passages.
  2. Ceiling and Hanging Lights: These are mostly used for outdoor sitting areas, pergolas and balconies. Ceiling and hanging lights are normally IP rated with IK rating of 8 (IK 8) and above.
  3. Wall Lights: Wall lights are used for exterior façade, exterior villa, wall lights, car porch entry, or villa entry for ambient or accent lighting, rather than focused bright light.
  4. Post Lights: As the name suggests, post lights are mounted on top of a post or structure. They are mainly used for entries, gates, fences, or around the decks.
  5. Landscape Lights: Landscape lights are also known as spike lights. They are used to create layers of lights such as flood, narrow spots or wall grazing. Spotlights can be used to feature several outdoor elements like trees, bushes, buildings, sculptures, trees and flower pots. Sometimes landscape lights are used with RGB color combinations for more effect. IP rated (IP65, IP66 & IP67), low voltage (12 or 24 AC/DC) power connections are necessary for safety reasons.
  6. Deck and Steps Lights: These are used directly in the yard, near swimming pool areas, hard caps, and decks. Step lights, neon flex or LED strips installed inside aluminum profiles are used to produce both task and accent lighting on steps and walking areas.
Facade Lighting Design

Impressive façade lighting serves to make exterior architecture stand out in outdoor spaces. Façade surfaces can be uniformly illuminated to create a serene ambiance for the building, while accent lighting is employed to highlight architectural details like corners and cornices.

To accentuate the fine texture of materials such as timber and natural stone, techniques like wall grazing and wall washing are utilized. This effect is achieved by employing wide-angle floodlights and wall washers positioned on the ground, mast, or surface, ensuring uniform and effective illumination.

Façade Lighting Design Process

1. Kick start meeting with the client, architect, and interior/exterior designers to understand design outcomes.

2. Initial design approval using Adobe Photoshop and video editing to approve the design concept.

3. Proof of concept with actual light fittings IES files from the manufacturer.

4. Defining lighting control, lighting layouts, and power distribution diagrams for installation.

5. Installation supervision.

Façade Lighting Techniques

1. In-ground up-lighters can be used to give façade a rhythmic structure, while ground recessed luminaires can be used close to the structure to generate grazing light that emphasizes the structure of the façade.

2. Surface-mounted up-lights, downlights, and up-down lights can be used to generate grazing effects on façade surfaces, and a combination of different light beams and color temperatures can be chosen as per façade surface details.

3. RGBW lights in the form of LED pixels, RGBW linear profiles, and RGB LED flex can be used to give dynamic lighting effects on the façade. Intelligent control systems like DMX Control can be used to control the effects.

Retail Lighting Design

Elite LED Lighting understands the importance of creating an atmosphere in businesses and retail centers that encourages visitors to explore and purchase products. That’s why we employ the best minds and hands to provide tailored lighting solutions that enhance retail spaces, boost sales, and showcase top products while maintaining a cozy and easy-to-navigate environment. By using advanced lighting techniques, we craft various luminance levels, light distributions, and contrasts to ensure shoppers have an unforgettable experience.

The strategic application of narrow beam angles and diverse optic options emphasizes the three-dimensional nature of products and enhances surface brilliance. Simultaneously, our high-color-rendering LED light fixtures highlight product quality. Additionally, we design relaxing ancillary areas for retail customers by incorporating warm, low light points, creating a calming atmosphere that ensures an enjoyable shopping experience.

Retail Lighting Techniques

1. Use the correct combination of four types of lights (accent, task, ambient, and decorative) to create the desired effects.

2. Brightness and tones (color temperature) can play a vital role in retail lighting by providing adequate lighting for products.

3. Highlight your products (merchandize) with accent lighting.

4. Brighten your space with task lights.

5. Add interest with decorative lighting.

6. Fill the gap with ambient lighting.

7. Enhance functionality by selecting appropriate lamps for your space.

8. Different types of lighting fixtures, such as recessed, surface, and suspended fixtures, can be used as per lighting requirements and design outcomes.

Sports Lighting Design

The primary objective of sports lighting is to ensure sufficient illumination for safe participation in a specific sport. Whether indoors or outdoors, achieving optimal LUX levels is essential. In sports area lighting design, both light and shadows play crucial roles in enhancing safety and providing excellent visual clarity for participants.

Sports Lighting Design Techniques
One must consider the speed of games, vertical and horizontal illumination, broadcasting, camera recording and glare, as well as the recommended LUX levels for sports activity levels in classes I, II and III. These classifications are derived from the level of competition: international, national, regional, local, training, and/or recreational.

Sports Lighting Requirements
In order to provide a safe space for sports, adequate lighting for viewership and broadcasting, and an enjoyable experience, sports arenas should be lit appropriately, religiously adhering to the following requirements:

  1. Illumination requirements: Sports lighting design is aimed at meeting the needs of sporting activity; therefore, it is necessary to maintain a certain brightness in all directions of a certain space, and it is necessary to meet the requirements for uniform light distribution on the ground (horizontal illuminance) and above the ground (vertical illuminance) consistently.
  2. Illumination uniformity: The faster the athletes move and the smaller the exercise equipment, the stricter the requirements for vertical illumination, illumination uniformity, and illumination gradient.
  3. Brightness and glare: Brightness and glare are important to the visual comfort of athletes and spectators. To avoid a background that is too dark, part of the light should be directed to the stands. This not only reduces the glare of the audience on the opposite stand, but also makes the TV picture more favorable because of the bright background.
  4. Shadow effect: The strong contrast of brightness and shadows hinders the correct adjustment of TV cameras and athletes’ perception. Any setting that is too dark or too bright will increase visual discomfort.
Industrial Lighting Design

Industrial lighting design involves modeling both indoor and outdoor industrial spaces with specialized lighting solutions. Typical LUX levels in these settings can range from 300 to 1000, depending on the specific needs and requirements of the space. Industry, application, and location-specific guidelines ensure safe lighting levels throughout the industrial environment.

The core principles of industrial lighting design are visual comfort, task lighting, and worker safety. For areas containing flammable materials, such as storage spaces, special ATEX-certified explosion-proof lighting fixtures are required to ensure maximum safety.

Industrial lighting design process

We provide complete LUX level calculations as per target LUX level requirements and uniformity with the help of DIALUX Evo. Our industrial lighting designs consider heavy machinery locations, storage rack heights, and positions during the lighting design process to increase functionality.

Industrial lighting design techniques

Industrial light fixtures are used in factories, warehouses and manufacturing plants. They are more efficient than traditional halogen, incandescent and fluorescent lamps. There are several types of industrial LED light fixtures, and each has been designed for specific applications.

They are:

  • High-bay fixtures can be used from 20 to 45 meters in height, with medium and wide beam angles.
  • Low-bay fixtures can be used from 12 to 20 meters in height, with medium and wide beam angles along with decorative reflectors.
  • Linear high-bay fixtures are used for specific lighting requirements. These fittings can be used with normal, wide beam angles (symmetric beam angle) or, in special cases, asymmetric beam angles.
  • Flood light fixtures can be used on ceilings, walls, beam structures, LED wall packs, and outdoor lights.