To some project teams, “daylighting” means using glass area to admit direct sunlight, period. Yet there are better approaches to illuminating building interiors. Often, the sun’s direct rays are the last thing you need for effective daylighting.
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The use of light-emitting diode (LED) sources for general illumination has grown dramatically in recent years, including in combination or hybrid LED lighting systems combining aimable general illumination, wall wash and spot lighting, paired with integrated controls and emergency backup units. Courtesy Tech Lighting
At the University of Florida in Gainesville, the Department of Energy GATEWAY program evaluated LED architectural and theatrical lighting in four academic/performance-related spaces within the Nadine McGuire Theater + Dance Pavilion.
The energy efficiency of LEDs has increased substantially since the first general illumination products came to market, with currently available lamps and luminaires having efficacies more than three times as high as the best products from 2005.